The La Taifas Quartet brings the music of Moldova to Wyoming

Feb 1, 2013

The La Taifas Quartet is celebrated in their home country of Moldova. They’ve been featured in the film The Other Europeans, a documentary highlighting the music of Eastern European communities that have emerged from Soviet domination but which remain relatively unknown to Americans. The nonprofit Worlds of Music is sponsoring the La Taifas Quartet’s tour across Wyoming, and they’ve recently performed in Evanston, Lyman, Thermopolis and Powell with upcoming shows scheduled in Buffalo and Laramie. The band recently stopped to talk about their music with Wyoming Public Radio’s Grady Kirkpatrick.

HOST OUTRO: Thanks to Rod Garnett professor of Music at the University of WY, Northwest College in Powell and WPR’s Anna Rader for production assistance.  The La Taifas Quartet is playing in Buffalo this weekend and Laramie this coming week.  More information is available at

Performance schedule:

Feb 1 & 2 - The Susie Bowling Lawrence Hospice Benefit Variety Show at the Buffalo High School Auditorium, 7pm.

After the Hospice show on Saturday night, the La Taifas Quartet will play for a dance in the high school atrium.

Feb. 4-7:30pm, UW Fine Arts Concert Hall, Laramie WY

Feb. 6- La Taifas and Folklore, a concert and dance event at 11 a.m. in the Union Breezeway and at 8 p.m. in the Union Ballroom, Laramie