Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


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Portland, OR

Balkan Bash Benefit for Rachel MacFarlane

February 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Balkan Bash Benefit for Rachel MacFarlane with Kafana Klub and Slavej!
Support the East European Folklife Center’s General Manager and longest serving staff member!
In the last 3 years, Rachel had two hip replacements and experienced a decline in compensation and benefits which have only recently been increased. She has had difficulty meeting her medical and living expenses and is in debt. Our community can help!
$10 admission; children under 12 free
Delicious food available for purchase

Kafana Klub plays a spirited blend of dance music from the Balkans and beyond. Sublime vocals and sizzling instrumentals stir the feet as well as the soul.

Slavej performs dance music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Serbia and the music of Balkan Roma. Members are: Mark Levy, clarinet and gajda; Michael Lawson, accordion and vocals; Cody Simmons, trumpet, Carol Silverman, vocals; and David Bilides, tapan.

Donations from the wider Balkan community are encouraged via PayPal to (let me know) or via check to: Carol Silverman
3150 Portland St.
Eugene OR 97405

Podkrepa Bulgarian Macedonian Hall
2116 Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217