Archive ID: FIC-0000-011

Sacred Heart Croatian Tamburitza and Kolo Group banner

Date Created: 1981

Donor: Southeast Chicago Historical Society

Media Type: Photograph

Language: mul


Tamburitza is a family of stringed instruments – a kind of long-necked lute – originating in Croatia but also common in other Eastern European countries. The term “tamburitza” refers to the instrument but can also refer to a group of musicians playing the instrument. Kolo is the name of a circle dance common among Croatians, Serbians and other Slavic groups. The band and dance group pictured in this photo was sponsored by Sacred Heart, a Croatian Catholic church in South Deering. The group was performing at the 100th Anniversary of the Daily Calumet, a widely-read local newspaper.

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