Dal­ma­tian cul­ture on show

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By BEN ROGERS

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.

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Photo: BEN ROGERS

Mu­sic maestro: Paul Mari­novich will lead the Tam­burica Orches­tra this Sun­day at the Dal­ma­tian Cul­tural So­ci­ety open

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