|Some mazurkas wot we might play!|
“So,” said Steve Gruverman, “at NEFFA, do you want to do a mazurka –“
“– workshop with –“
“– Lynn Baumeister?”
“You had me at Mazurka.”
To summarize: At the New England Folk Festival (a.k.a., NEFFA), the Nouveau Chapeau quintet will be doing a mazurka dance workshop with instructor Lynn Baumeister. The festival runs from April 15 to 17. We are doing this workshop on Saturday evening, the 16th.
We’ve put together a nice set of mazurkas to work up (see the picture to the right), and begin rehearsing in a week or so.
I’ve made no secret of my love of the mazurka in all varieties — from its galumphy mid-tempo version all the way to the current, “sexy” 9/8ish variety. An embarrassment of riches. That’s what my life is.