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Lark Camp Band meets every day from 11am to 1pm in the meadow down in
the valley below the main part of Camp One. For the most part we explore
the band music from traditional wind bands around the world. The band
traditions of India, Brasil, Indonesia, Mexico, Suriname, Africa, Bolivia,
Peru, the Balkans and many more get visited. The group is a perennial
hit at the Balkan and Andean Dance nights and was once even invited
to play (and did!) at the English Country Dance.
Over the past few years we've established a tradition of playing together
with 'Os Gaiteiros de Norte de California' the group of Galician Gaitas
(bagpipes) at Lark Camp. Here's a video of one of those events - the
tune is called Sansonette:
Guys are my favorite Balkan Brass Band in the US!
You guys ROCK ! ! ! (some kid in the dinner line)
a great week we had. Right from the get go, doing the Latin dance on
Sunday was HUGE. Getting people to stick around and actually dance was
a great leap forward for the group! And of course the Balkan Dance was
the usual killer. Bravos to us for pulling together such a seamless
segue between those two toons and such a great goove! I'm still waiting
for documentation of both of these events to surface in Facebookland.
If anyone knows anyone who might have recorded those . . . . . . .
I do have these recordings of the Gaita encontro.
And here's more original source recordings for the new material I'd brought in that we totally forgot about by the end of the week. There's some good stuff there
Waltz - Master Saphi Band, India
here's all the e-mail contacts I collected so we can all stay in touch
before I forget, here's a link to the video of Tunak Tunak Tun I promised.
Don't hurt yourself.