Medieval Serbia and its Art Represented in Metropolitan
Museum Exhibition Entitled 'Byzantium: Faith and Power
(1261 - 1557), June 30, 2004
The lecturer is Ms. Ljubica Popovich, professor of the Vanderbilt University Department of Art History, Nashville, Tennessee, internationally recognized specialist in iconographic developments from the early Christian period forward. Her students are prominent among many generation’s art history specialists in museums and academia.
Professor Popovich's lecture was initiated by the exibition Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261 - 1557) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Sounds of the Balkans, lecture by Prof. George Vid Tomashevich,
vocal illustrations by The Teofilović Twins, May 1, 2004
Prof. George Vid Tomashevich, Ph.D. Mar. 3, 1927 - Dec. 3, 2009. Dr. Tomashevich was of Serbian origin. He came to the United States after World World II. He received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Roosevelt University and his master's and doctoral degrees in anthropology from the University of Chicago.
The Teofilovic Twins, Ratko and Radisa, are, in every sense of the word, unique performers of old Serbian and Balkan music. During their fifteen years of preparations - before they finally decided to appear on the European ethno scene - they have solved the "mystery of the second voice," and found long lost harmonies of traditional singing. Their debut album "Čuvari sna" ("Dream Keepers"), released 1998 was the first one of the future series of four albums, that would complete the initial circle. The music of the Teofilovic Twins encompasses more than two centuries of traditional musical heritage and evokes the spirit of the entire region. Many songs have been buried deep in the collective memory of the people, many others forgotten, or remembered in part. They have searched for them, recovered them and brought them back to life, giving them their original meanings and feelings, enriched with contemporary influences.