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Croatian Traditions Tamburitzans

Director's Welcome

Whether you are a strong supporter that has heard us many times or a complete stranger, I thank you for visiting our website. Truth be told, we love our music and would play it whether we had an audience or not. But there is a passion we get from playing for a crowd that appreciates our efforts. Please consider this your personal invitation to join us at one of our events. You'll have a good time, I guarantee it!

Rick Mikesic, Director

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC: November 2020 was the 3rd Anniversary of "Poklon Od Srca" CD Release

Our 2nd CD released November 2017! Get yours today $15, $18 with shipping. Shipping fees will increase with additional quantities. Orders can be placed by emailing to Click here for more on the latest CD 2nd CD

Hrvatski Običaj photo by Ivana Dordevic

Hrvatski Običaj photo by Ivana Dordevic

Images of Croatia sourced from stock images. "Lijepa Li Si" partial song from our second CD Poklon Od Srca - songwriter/composer Marko Perkovic Thompson; Arr. by Jim Baric


Upcoming Events and Performances


May 5th, 2021 Cinco De Mayo Private Event

May 23rd, 2021 Celebrate Spring, Celebrate Life, Celebrate Culture - Roasted Lamb, live music with Hrvatski Običaj... Spring Event Details




WE WAIT...Croatia 2020 has now become Croatia 2022 New details coming soon. Looking for adventurers and travellers. $300 deposit per person reserves a spot. Dates are roughly June 28 - July 16th 2022...STAY TUNED! Direct questions may be sent to A little teaser with photos of the ship. Ship Floor Plan

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are held the first Tuesday and third Sunday of each month unless performances dictate a reschedule.

  • •Tuesday, May 4th 2021 @ 6:30 p.m -Cancelled due to May 5th event.
  • •Sunday, May 16th 2021 @ 1 p.m. -Cancelled due to May 23rd event.
  • •Tuesday, June 1st 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, June 27th 2021 @ 1 p.m.
  • •Tuesday, July 6th 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • •Sunday, July 18th 2021 @ 1 p.m.




Play Kolos & More 2015 KC, KS — January 31, 2015; Photos by Mario V.

Kolo Night #7 (courtesy — October 2, 2010

Kolo Night #6 (courtesy — January 30, 2010

Concert For Global Peace (courtesy Nenad Bach) — August 29, 2009


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ONLY 6 LEFT!!! 1 - 3XL V-neck $15 for women, 4 - S dry wick for women $15, & 1 3XL sweatshirt unisex $30

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Check or cash...Check payable to Hrvatski Običaj. Mail to 3124 Canaan Valley Drive, Kansas City, KS 66109


For more information about the group, please contact Kristina Mikesic.

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For questions about this website, please contact Kristina Mikesic.

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How can I join your mailing list?

It's easy! If you would like to receive periodic performance updates from us via email, just send us an email at the address below and put "Add Me" in the subject line. (Sorry, but you'll need to type this address directly into your email program. We do this to try and reduce the amount of spam we get.)

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What's a Dance Party?

Dance Party has everything for the ethnic dancer in you. Learn kolos in the early part of the evening but then dance the night away to your favorite polkas, waltzes and kolos. Traditional favorites stir memories from years gone by and for the newcomer it offers an opportunity to be a part of the energy and excitement.

What's a Kolo Night?

Kolo refers to the word circle. Many Europeans dance this very popular dance usually facing inward with hands in a V-position. As in all dances there are variations; most notably in the footwork and the steps. Some can be very simple and others very intricate. Kolo Night is an opportunity for those who love to dance to take to the floor with or without a partner. With upbeat rhythms and lively steps your heart is bound to get a workout as will your face from all the smiling. Kolo Night is infectious.

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