Dalmatian culture on show
This Sunday the Dalmatian Cultural Society will open its doors and welcome all to experience their culture.
Dancers and orchestras will entertain the crowds as well as arts and crafts demonstrations.
Croatian cuisine will be available including everyone’s favourite fritules, traditional donuts dusted in powdered sugar.
Tamburica Orchestra tutor Paul Marinovich thinks the day is a great opportunity for people to get involved in a new culture.
Marinovich has been around music most of his life and has been involved in the orchestra for more than 20 years.
His instrument of choice, the berde, is a traditional Dalmatian instrument similar to a double bass.
The one he plays is around 80 years old.
The Tamburica Orchestra will be joined by the Auckland Accordion Symphonietta as well as choirs and kolo dancers.
Guests will be treated to a Dalmatian cooking display and able to walk around the on-site archive museum which features an impressive collection of memorabilia and history.
‘‘We are quite a creative community, there will be lots of craft work and paintings,’’ Marinovich says.
The 83-year-old Epsom resident is looking forward to showcasing the Dalamtian culture to the public.
Music maestro: Paul Marinovich will lead the Tamburica Orchestra this Sunday at the Dalmatian Cultural Society open