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Chubritza is the name of a Bulgarian table spice which is usually served as <i>sharena sol</i>, a mixture of savory, salt and paprika. The name reflects the band's variety and mixture of international musical tastes and textures, while retaining a Balkan and Eastern European emphasis <p>Chubritza plays international dance music for folk dance events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, cultural celebrations, parties and festivals.</p> </td> <td width="1" height="30"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="30"></td> </tr> <tr height="66"> <td width="160" height="66" valign="top" align="left" xpos="8"><a onmouseover="changeImages( /*CMP*/'SoundButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/SoundButtonB.gif');return true" onmouseout="changeImages( /*CMP*/'SoundButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/SoundButtonA.gif');return true" href="../CDPage/CDPage.html"><img src="../Graphics/RolloverButtons/SoundButtonA.gif" alt="" name="SoundButtonA" height="50" width="130" border="0"></a></td> <td width="1" height="66"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="66"></td> </tr> <tr height="32"> <td width="160" height="64" rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" xpos="8"><a onmouseover="changeImages( /*CMP*/'PhotosButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PhotosButtonB.gif');return true" onmouseout="changeImages( /*CMP*/'PhotosButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PhotosButtonA.gif');return true" href="../PhotoAlbumPage/PhotoAlbum.html"><img src="../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PhotosButtonA.gif" alt="" name="PhotosButtonA" height="50" width="130" border="0"></a></td> <td width="1" height="32"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="32"></td> </tr> <tr height="32"> <td width="616" height="40" colspan="5" rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" xpos="176"><img src="../Headings/WhereHearSubhead.gif" alt="" height="34" width="300" border="0"></td> <td width="1" height="32"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="32"></td> </tr> <tr height="8"> <td width="160" height="65" rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" xpos="8"><a onmouseover="changeImages( /*CMP*/'PerformanceButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PerformanceButtonB.gif');return true" onmouseout="changeImages( /*CMP*/'PerformanceButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PerformanceButtonA.gif');return true" href="../PerformancePage/Performance.html"><img src="../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PerformanceButtonA.gif" alt="" name="PerformanceButtonA" height="50" width="130" border="0"></a></td> <td width="1" height="8"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="8"></td> </tr> <tr height="57"> <td width="16" height="225" colspan="2" rowspan="4"></td> <td content csheight="216" width="600" height="225" colspan="3" rowspan="4" valign="top" xpos="192">Chubritza plays the first Friday of each month at the <a title="Humboldt Folkdancers" onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4EB4B811'));return CSClickReturn();" href="http://www.humboldtfolkdancers.org/" csclick="C4EB4B811">Humboldt Folk Dancers</a>' First Friday Dance Parties. The band also performs concerts and festivals in Humboldt County including the <a href="http://fortunaconcertseries.com/">Fortuna Concert Series</a>, <a href="http://eurekamainstreet.org/node/667">Arts Alive!</a> in Eureka, <a href="http://artsarcata.com/">Arts Arcata!</a>, Community Hannukah party sponsored by <a href="http://templebetheleureka.org">Temple Beth El</a>, <a href="http://www.orthodox-church.info/eureka/">St. Innocent's Orthodox Church's Ethnic Food & Dance Festival</a> and various dance festivals in northern California and southern Oregon.<br> <br> Chubritza had a wonderful time as the house band for the <a title="Stockton Folk Dance Camp" onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4EB4C134'));return CSClickReturn();" href="http://www.folkdancecamp.org/" csclick="C4EB4C134">Stockton Folk Dance Camp</a> in 2003, 2005 and 2009. The band has also played for <a href="http://balkantunes.org/kolofestival/">Kolo Festival</a> in San Francisco, <a href="http://www.mendocinofolklorecamp.com/">Mendocino Folklore Camp</a>, <a title="Camellia Festival" onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4EB4C285'));return CSClickReturn();" href="http://www.folkdance.com/sacramentocouncil/" csclick="C4EB4C285">Sacramento International Folk Dance Camellia Festival</a>, the <a title="Statewide Festival" onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4EB4C536'));return CSClickReturn();" href="http://www.folkdance.com/" csclick="C4EB4C536">California Folk Dance Federation's Statewide Festivals</a>, the <a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4EB4BDE3'));return CSClickReturn();" href="http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/%7edsimpson/fd/special.html" csclick="C4EB4BDE3">Veselo Festival</a> in Eugene, Oregon, and the <a href="http://www.croatianamericanweb.org/event_details.php?id=157">San Francisco Tamburitza Festival</a>.<BR> <BR> Chubritza had the honor and great pleasure playing a 10-day tour of folk dance events and concerts in Israel in June of 2010 sponsored by the <B><a href="http://balkanitsa.org.il/">Balkanitsa Haifa Balkan Dance Group</a></b> on their 25th anniversary jubilee and supported also by the dance groups of <a href="http://www.dunav.org.il/folkdance_in_israel.html">Dunav</a> and Nua-Am. </td> <td width="1" height="57"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="57"></td> </tr> <tr height="64"> <td width="160" height="64" valign="top" align="left" xpos="8"><a onmouseover="changeImages( /*CMP*/'PressButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PressButtonB.gif');return true" onmouseout="changeImages( /*CMP*/'PressButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PressButtonA.gif');return true" href="../PressReviewsPage/PressReviews.html"><img src="../Graphics/RolloverButtons/PressButtonA.gif" alt="" name="PressButtonA" height="50" width="130" border="0"></a></td> <td width="1" height="64"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="64"></td> </tr> <tr height="64"> <td width="160" height="64" valign="top" align="left" xpos="8"><a onmouseover="changeImages( /*CMP*/'ListButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/ListButtonB.gif');return true" onmouseout="changeImages( /*CMP*/'ListButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/ListButtonA.gif');return true" href="../RepertoirePage/Repertoire.html"><img src="../Graphics/RolloverButtons/ListButtonA.gif" alt="" name="ListButtonA" height="50" width="130" border="0"></a></td> <td width="1" height="64"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="64"></td> </tr> <tr height="40"> <td width="160" height="64" rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" xpos="8"><a onmouseover="changeImages( /*CMP*/'LinksButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/LinksButtonB.gif');return true" onmouseout="changeImages( /*CMP*/'LinksButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/LinksButtonA.gif');return true" href="../LinksPage/Links.html"><img src="../Graphics/RolloverButtons/LinksButtonA.gif" alt="" name="LinksButtonA" height="50" width="130" border="0"></a></td> <td width="1" height="40"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="40"></td> </tr> <tr height="24"> <td width="616" height="40" colspan="5" rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" xpos="176"><img src="../Headings/MembersSubHead.gif" alt="" height="34" width="199" border="0"></td> <td width="1" height="24"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="24"></td> </tr> <tr height="16"> <td width="160" height="245" rowspan="2" valign="top" align="left" xpos="8"><a onmouseover="changeImages( /*CMP*/'ContactButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/ContactButtonB.gif');return true" onmouseout="changeImages( /*CMP*/'ContactButtonA',/*URL*/'../Graphics/RolloverButtons/ContactButtonA.gif');return true" href="../ContactUsPage/ContactUs.html"><img src="../Graphics/RolloverButtons/ContactButtonA.gif" alt="" name="ContactButtonA" height="50" width="130" border="0"></a></td> <td width="1" height="16"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="16"></td> </tr> <tr height="229"> <td width="16" height="229" colspan="2"></td> <td content csheight="218" width="600" height="229" colspan="3" valign="top" xpos="192"><font size="4" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4CE25540'));return CSClickReturn();"href="JimCase.html" csclick="C4CE25540">Jim Case</a></font><font face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"> - </font><font size="2" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times">tambura, bra , guitar, mandolin, prim</font> <p><font size="4" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D75D4E1'));return CSClickReturn();" href="janettupan.html" csclick="C4D75D4E1">Janet Finney-Krull</a></font><font face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"> </font><font size="2" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times">- flute, pennywhistle, recorder, frula, accordion, bra , dumbek, tmpan, snare, vocals</font></p> <p><font size="4" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D75B620'));return CSClickReturn();" href="Rick.html" csclick="C4D75B620">Rick Kruse</a></font><font face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"> </font><font size="2" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times">- bass, violin, gmdulka, elovi , tambura, mandolin, banjo, vocals</font></p> <p><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D75DD32'));return CSClickReturn();" href="clarinet.html" csclick="C4D75DD32"><font size="4">Craig Kurumada</font></a><font size="2"> - gajda, clarinet, prim, bra , accordion, tambura, spoons, snare drum, tmpan, tsimbl mic, violin, vocals</font></p> <p><font size="4" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4CE25540'));return CSClickReturn();"href="Meadow.html" csclick="C4CE25540">Meadow Lo</a></font><font face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times"> - </font><font size="2" face="Times New Roman,Georgia,Times">tambura, bass, bra , elovi , trumpet, guitar, dumbek, tmpan, vocals</font></p> <p><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D75E3F3'));return CSClickReturn();" href="linnea.html" csclick="C4D75E3F3"><font size="4">Linnea Mandell</font></a> <font size="2">- accordion, tambura, bugarija, tmpan, recorder, dumbek, snare, vocals</font></p> </td> <td width="1" height="229"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="229"></td> </tr> <tr height="40"> <td width="160" height="696" rowspan="7"></td> <td width="616" height="40" colspan="5" valign="top" align="left" xpos="176"><img src="../Headings/MusicSubhead.gif" alt="" height="34" width="199" border="0"></td> <td width="1" height="40"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="40"></td> </tr> <tr height="112"> <td width="16" height="112" colspan="2"></td> <td content csheight="109" width="600" height="112" colspan="3" valign="top" xpos="192">Chubritza performs traditional dance music and songs from both urban and village traditions from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, England, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, U.S.A. and the Jewish/Klezmer and Romany peoples. These songs reflect many universal themes: the passion of being in love, the sorrow of lost love, and the happiness music and dance brings to the heart.</td> <td width="1" height="112"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="112"></td> </tr> <tr height="40"> <td width="624" height="40" colspan="6" valign="top" align="left" xpos="168"><img src="../Headings/InstrumentsSubHead.gif" alt="" height="34" width="300" border="0"></td> <td width="1" height="40"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="40"></td> </tr> <tr height="263"> <td width="16" height="263" colspan="2"></td> <td content csheight="261" width="608" height="263" colspan="4" valign="top" xpos="184">Chubritza plays a wide variety of traditional instruments used in folk music throughout Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. In addition to the accordion, clarinet, flute, trumpet, violin, bass and guitar, some of the instruments which may be less familiar to audiences include: <ul> <li type="disc"><font size="4"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D764015'));return CSClickReturn();" href="frula.html" csclick="C4D764015">Frula</a></font> - a Balkan fipple flute <li type="disc"><font size="4"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D7642B6'));return CSClickReturn();" href="gajdas.html" csclick="C4D7642B6">Gajda</a></font> - a Balkan goatskin bagpipe <li type="disc"><font size="4"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D764857'));return CSClickReturn();" href="dumbek.html" csclick="C4D764857">Dumbek</a></font> - an hourglass shaped hand drum <li type="disc"><font size="4"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D764A88'));return CSClickReturn();" href="gadulka.html" csclick="C4D764A88">Gmdulka</a></font> - a Bulgarian bowed rebec with many sympathetic strings. <li type="disc"><font size="4"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D7689119'));return CSClickReturn();" href="tamburitza.html" csclick="C4D7689119">Tamburitza</a></font> - a family of stringed instruments from Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia including the prim, bra , bugarija, elo, and berde. <li type="disc"><font size="4"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D7654113'));return CSClickReturn();" href="tambura.html" csclick="C4D7654113">Tambura</a></font> - a long-necked stringed instrument from Bulgaria and Macedonia. <li type="disc"><font size="4"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D7654113'));return CSClickReturn();" href="tsimblmic.html" csclick="C4D7654113">bambal mic</a> or tsimbl mic</font> - a hammer dulcimer from Transylvania. <li type="disc"><font size="4"><a onclick="CSAction(new Array(/*CMP*/'C4D7666217'));return CSClickReturn();" href="tupans.html" csclick="C4D7666217">Tmpan</a></font> - a two-headed Balkan drum played with a heavy beater and a light stick </ul>