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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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Brooklyn, New York

Balkan Mondays: Tavche Gravche & Balkan Brass

October 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Balkan Mondays on October 2nd will be featuring Tavche Gravche & Balkan Brass music. Event will begin at 8:00pm. $10 suggested donation per band. All donations go to the musicians!

Tavche Gravche
Hailing from New York City's bustling streets, Tavche Gravche merges haunting Macedonian and Mediterranean melodies, both traditional and original, with dynamic improvisational elements; all the while maintaining the explosive dance-able rhythms and energy of Balkan music.

Macedonian-born and Juilliard graduate clarinetist Vasko Dukovski is a concert performer dedicated to breathing new life into the music of his roots. Steeped in both jazz and flamenco, Israeli-born guitarist Dan Nadel provides the fiery textural and harmonic palette for the band's music. Jazz bassist Daniel Ori, also from Israel, is the quartet's founder, and his prominent sound is its foundation. Together, the trio pushes the boundaries of this unique blend of cultures, rhythms and colors to become an all-encompassing adventure for listeners.

In May 2014 Tavche Gravche released its debut album, Our Village, featuring special guests – acclaimed clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski, and world-renowned trumpeter Frank London. The group has created an impressive itinerary in a short time, performing at venues such as City Winery NYC, Drom NYC, The JCC in Manhattan, NY Sephardic Music Festival, The Puffin Center, Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, Music Haven Concert Series, Alfred University, Friends Of Music Stamford and a center stage concert at NYC's annual Balkan Festival.
Vasko Dukovski - clarinet
Dan Nadel - guitar
Daniel Ori - bass

Balkan Brass
Some of your favorite NYC Balkan Brass musicians come together to bring you some music for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Jeremy Bloom - accordion
Ben Syversen - trumpet
Nezih Antakli - tupan
Joe Correia - tuba
Musicians are welcome to come and sit in. Get in touch for the playlist!

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