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Mzekala at Luminaria Nights 2017

Another year has flown by! Please join us at the Tucson Botanical Gardens for Luminaria Nights on Saturday, December 9th. The gardens open for the event at 5:30 and Mzekala will be singing in the Education Building.

We will be joined by our friends for an evening of instrumental and vocal music from the Balkans and beyond. Bring your dancing shoes in case you’re inspired!



Luminaria Nights 2016

Mzekala arm-in-arm.

Mzekala models aprons on the mountain.

Please join us for a wonderful holiday tradition: Luminaria Nights at the Tucson Botanical Garden. We will entertain on Friday December 2nd in the Education Building from 6PM to 8PM: the event opens at 5:30 and ends at 8:30.

This will be a Mzekala and Friends occasion with a capella and instrumental music. Who knows, there might be some spontaneous dancing!

25 Glorious Years

Mzekala doesn’t have an official anniversary date .. we started singing together roughly 25 years ago.

We’d like to invite our friends to join us in a celebration of our 25th Anniversary as Mzekala!

The doors open at 6:30 and treats will be provided. A short singing program starts at 7PM, followed by dancing and general merriment. We’d love for you to be part of our anniversary celebration!

Please register for a FREE ticket so we can plan seating and food!

Please RSVP (free tickets) available at



Mzekala and Friends at Luminaria Night

Join us for a fabulous evening at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights. We’ll be in the Education Building.

Friday, December 11th, from 6PM to 8PM
2150 N Alvernon Way.

Purchase your tickets online:



St Michael’s Holiday Bazaar


Outsinging the band

Another vibrant year at Tucson Meet Yourself!

Every performance brings its own challenges and opportunities. We often joke that instead of being Dragana* out-singing the nightingale, we are Mzekala outsinging the train when we sing at outdoor evening events in downtown Tucson. With our 5 PM time slot this year we escaped competing with the train – instead our competition was a nearby stage.

On the up side, for the first time we got a sound check before starting to sing! The TMY schedules were modified to provide more time to set up and tear down between performances which got us onstage earlier than ever.

Sound check at TMY 2015

Sound check at TMY 2015

Here’s a sample of the performance on Friday night: DSCN6683_Izgrala_small

– with a tip of the hat to our friend Mike!



*Dragana challenged the nightingale to a contest. If Dragana proved the better singer, she would clip the bird’s wings; if the nightingale won the contest, Dragana would cut her hair. Dragana was so pleased to outsing a nightingale that she let the bird fly free:



In Concert June 24

Mzekala’s next concert is Tuesday, June 24th at Academy Village.

As part of the Arizona Senior Academy weekly concert series you will find us in the Great Room at 7:30

We have a great line-up for you with songs from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Macedonia. We hope to see many of our friends in the audience.  This will be a fun performance and include audience participation followed by Q & A.


 FYI: Arizona Senior Academy has established a reserved-seat policy.  This means non-Academy members need to call 647-0980 or email to make a reservation.  The first twenty-five people to reserve a seat will be able to enter the hall fifteen minutes prior to the announced starting time of the event and may sit anywhere, as will Academy members.  Visitors without a reservation will be able to seat themselves five minutes prior to the announced starting time.

Tucson Folk Festival 2014

Don’t miss out! We’ll be signing at the Tucson Folk Festival on Sunday, May 4th, at 11:30. Find us on the Courtyard Stage. MzekalaBanner_DSC_0168M2