TAMBALKA Is All Original, Modern Mediterranean-Inspired Groove. The current members of the Band TAMBALKA! is collectivly known as the "Hand" and interpreters of the tambons inside of the Book Of Tambalka... With the help of noted Tam-Balkana scholar, Dr. Liv Blackwater of the Blue Mountain College Paleo-Thracian Center, The Hand endeavored to locate the Book Of Tambalka, a cultural compendium transcribed directly from pictograph tablets that belonged to a group of Paleo-Indians that are believed to have settled in the Mahogany Mountain area of what is now southeastern Oregon/southwestern Idaho approximately twelve centuries ago. After the so called Adi Granth Hajj, the acquisition of The Book, and The Inception, The fingers of The Hand, with Blackwater’s assistance, set about deciphering The Tambaknot, the fifth and final section of The Book; it was found to contain 56 Tambonic Codices that appeared to be a kind of musical nomenclature that bore a strong resemblance to ancient Proto-Thracian symbology. The individual codices - and the eventual songs that are gleaned from them - are referred to as tambons. The first transcription and performance of a tambon took place August 10, 1yot. and, to date, nearly four full sets of Tam-Balkanese tambons have been realized. It is hoped that The Hand, with the help of Blackwater and her colleagues, will ultimately bring the musical culture of Tam-Balkana to the public conscience. Indeed, it is the primary unwritten tenet of the ensemble to make the rich musical history of this lost civilization available to the general population of Southfall, as well as the rest of the world. Even now, The Hand is currently working in tandem with specialists at Blue Mountain College and the Paleo-Thracian Center in expediting the translation/transcription phases of the individual tambons.