Photo Credit: David Afriat
We would to thank Oliver Rajamani for bringing Sergiu to Central Texas. This accordian workshop is brought to you by Taranada productions, supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Department in collaboration with IAMP. Sergiu will be performing live in Austin after the workshop on Saturday at 6:30 pm at Central Market North with hAmaro Fest. www.hAmarofest.com
Saturday, April 8, 2023
2:30 – 5:00 pm Central Time
ONE DAY WORKSHOP with CONCERT
LIVE in AUSTIN, TX and ONLINE on ZOOM
Workshop will be a HYBRID event. Workshop will be 2 hours, followed by a 30-minute concert by Sergiu Popa.
Workshop session will be recorded so that participants can review it at a later date.
Location of live workshop in Austin, TX will be sent after registration is completed.
Medley of Eastern European Romani Songs
SERGIU POPA, originally from Moldova, has become an important part of Montreal's active world music scene since his arrival in 2002. A Conservatory-trained virtuoso accordionist from a Roma family dynasty of musicians, he is a specialist in traditional music from across the region of Eastern Europe, including folk, Roma (gypsy) and Klezmer styles.
Sergiu also has an exceptional capability to absorb a wide variety of influences from the worlds of Jazz, Latin and Middle-Eastern music, bringing a fresh perspective and inspired improvisations to every performance. Sergiu is also a sought-after teacher of accordion, having taught privately to pupils of all ages and levels, as part-time faculty at Concordia University, Cégep de Drummondville, and offering workshops at camps such as CAMMAC Music Centre, KlezKanada (both in Quebec), Django in June (Massachusetts), Cotati Accordion Festival (California), and the EEFC’s Balkan Camp (New York).
Winner of the Radio Canada Étoiles Galaxie prize (2007), the first Prix Diversité (2008) and finalist at the national Roland V-accordion competition (2009, 2013), Sergiu has performed and recorded as a soloist, and toured Quebec's major festivals and Maisons de la culture as leader of the multicultural Sergiu Popa Ensemble. He is also a frequent guest artist and collaborator with other local artists such as SoCalled, Kaba Horo, Yves Lambert, Paul Audy and OktoEcho. Sergiu has independently released two solo albums, Obsession Accordéon(2006) and Tous en accord (2014), as well as an instructional DVD, Gypsy & East European Accordion with Sergiu Popa (2010). https://www.facebook.com/PopaMusic