Ethnic Dance Music in Indiana

Ethnic Dance Music in Northern Indiana

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Musica Nortena

October 11, 1986. Gran Baile. Sunset Hall, Fort Wayne.

    Los Casadores (Marion)

    Los Gorionceros (Fort Wayne)

Tamburitza Bands

November 8, 1986. Drina Orchestra (Schererville) strolling at the Old Mill Restaurant.

  • kolo

March 26, 1987. Star Serenaders (Hammond) perform at the Golden Shell restaurant in southeast Chicago, and April 24, 1987 at Marvin's in Highland, Indiana.

  • at Marvins

Balkan Music

November 1, 1986. Bill Skimos Orchestra (Fort Wayne) plays at the Macedonian Ball in Fort Wayne.

  • horo
  • syrtos

April 19, 1987. Balkanske Igre (Chicago) play for a folk dance performance by the Macedonian Youth Organization Folk Dancers (Gary) at SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Church. Pelister (Waukegan, Illinois) play for social dancing after the performance.

March 1, 1987. Orchestra Balkan (Gary) play for dancing at SS Peter & Paul Macedonian Church.

May 24, 1987. United Serbs (Chicago) play for a dance at St. Elijah's Serbian Orthodox Church in Crown Point. The dance followed afternoon performances by several youth folk dance groups.

  • Chicago Kolo

Other Ethnicities, Other Artists

April 20, 1987. Jerry Kurdys Polka Party (South Bend) Dyngus Day in South Bend, celebrated in a tavern with music and, dancing broadcast live on WAMJ from Mike Berta's Place at 10am.

April 24, 1987. Neo Kyma (New Wave) (Addison, Illinois) play for social dancing at a folk dance festival at SS Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Merrillville.