Dunava is a Seattle-based women's vocal ensemble specializing in the a cappella folk music of the Balkans. Founded in 2005, Dunava is made up of singers from diverse musical backgrounds who all share a passion for the distinct and beautiful harmonies of Eastern Europe. Our repertoire includes songs from the cities and villages of Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Caucasus Georgia, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine.
Dunava is affiliated with the Radost Folk Ensemble, and has performed at Northwest Folklife Festival, Croatia Fest, Seattle Folklore Society concert series, the Seattle Art Museum, and with local groups Dave & the Dalmatians, Balkan Cabaret, and Balkanarama. We released our first CD in 2009.
Dunava members are Dina Trageser (director), Christi Proffitt, Hila Lenz, Jen Morris, Jill Cohen, Jody Rush, Meredith Selfon, Ramona Wijayratne, and Teodora Dimitrova.
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