By Dick Oakes
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THIS IS HISTORICAL INFORMATION ONLY
Bessarabia Romanian Folk Ensemble was a group of dancers led by Mihai David that met at Mihai's Gypsy Camp on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. The group performed Balkan, European, and Romanian dances.
It got off the ground and right into the ground for as Mihai says, "You can blame it on me or my managerial skills."
Bessarabia was a great ensemble with great dancers and because of that Mihai had very high expectations for the group, such as going on tour. He also hoped that a Romanian orchestra would show up soon. It didn't happen that way, however.