Don Sparks

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Don was a talented musician and dancer, well known to folk dance communities in southern California and beyond. A tireless performer, he worked for years with the AMAN Folk Ensemble, where he was a director, dance soloist, and staff musician. He was particularly active with Hungarian traditional music and dance, and played frequently for tanchaz gatherings with his own band or accompanying others. He was also a frequent participant at EEFC camps, where (among other things) he handled instrument check-out and maintenance, and played music avidly with anyone who asked.

Don Sparks died unexpectedly in his home in Los Angles, California, in late 2005. He was 47 years old. The memorial party for him was held on January 14, 2006, at Café Danssa.

His close friend, Miamon Miller, said of him, "In our corner of the world, Don was a stand-out, a true example of the natively talented musician and dancer, unafraid to try new things and be successful in almost all of them. On top of that, for all those who were blessed to know him on a broader level, he was a truly nice person with a gentle spirit."

He is survived by his wife Beata and son Jason in Hungary, his father in Texas, and his sister in Los Angeles.

Don Sparks died unexpectedly in his home in Los Angles, California, in late 2005. He was 47 years old. The memorial party for him was held on January 14, 2006, at Café Danssa.

Click HERE for the first movie of the memorial party.
Click HERE for the second movie of the memorial party.
(Movies courtesy of Paul Sheldon.)


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(Photos courtesy of Leonard Ellis)


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(Photos courtesy of Laurie Allen)