When Marigolds Sing

by Nevenka Folk Ensemble

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about

“When Marigolds Sing” is the title of an article about Nevenka, written by Joel Okida for FolkWorks. Nevenka is a popular women’s name throughout the Balkans, derived from “neven,” the marigold flower.

The Nevenka singers are: Ronda Berkeley, Ellen Bridle, Anna Cross, Trudy Israel (Director), Jennifer Jurick (Assistant Director), Justine Kragen, Emi Macuaga, Shira O’Keefe, Jessica Ng, Susie North, Terri Prizant, Jessica Ruvinsky, Sue Ellen Smyle, Rebecca Stout, Liseli Walan, Molly White, Robin Van Zak, Leslie Yeseta

We are accompanied by these wonderful and talented musicians:
Bill Cope – Accordion, Oud
June Kato – Double Bass
Linda Kodaira – Violin
Justine Kragen – Guitar
Bill Marks – Bass Guitar, Baritone Ukulele
Terri Prizant – Mandolin
Pat Mac Swyney – Kaval, Cittern, Panduri, Ney
Jerry Summers – Darbuka, Tupan
Ivan Varimezov – Gaida
Tzvetanka Varimezova –Tambura
Leslie Yeseta – Guitar, Cittern

credits

released February 1, 2014

Sound Engineer: Steve McDonald
Photo Credits: Anthony Verebes, Trudy Israel
Cover Design: Justine Kragen
Layout: Chris Yeseta

Nevenka logo by Michael Gordon. Folk People illustration by Elisa Kleven.
Recorded at the Octagon House, Topanga, CA between 2011-2013.

© 2014 Nevenka East European Folk Ensemble, Trudy Israel, Director. All rights reserved.

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Nevenka Eastern European Folk Ensemble Los Angeles, California

Nevenka is a Los Angeles-based women's folk chorus performing music from Eastern Europe.

Nevenka's repertoire includes songs from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Albania, Russia, Greece, and Georgia, as well as Ladino Sephardic and Roma (Gypsy) songs.

The group was formed in 1976 by women who shared a common interest in the complex harmonies and compelling rhythms typical in Balkan music.
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