Suggested Readings and Recordings

Suggested Readings and Recordings, with Links to Related Websites

 Books and Articles

 “Adam Popovich” The citation read at the NEA National Heritage Fellowship award ceremony in 1982. Link:

Opacich, Milan, Tamburitza America. Tucson, Ariz.: Black Mountain Press, 2005. An account of tamburitza music in American written by a master musician and instrument maker who received the NEA National Heritage Fellowship in 2004.  Tamburitza America includes accounts and photographs of the Popovich Brothers and scores of other performers, along with information about the history of the instruments, their makers, and recordings.  Link:

“Overview of Tambura Instrumentation” A webpage of the Tamburitza Association of America with a picture and description of instruments played in tamburitza orchestras.


The Popovich Brothers 40th Anniversary Edition. From Balkan Records, a division of Esoteric Sound  Link: