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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Montréal, Québec

BalkanFest Montréal

September 14, 2019 at 9:30 am – 11:30 pm

Join us for the 2nd edition of BalkanFest Montréal on September 14th 2019!

The concept: Balkan camp in a day!

10 AM - 5 PM
Workshops covering Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Romani, Turkish, Macedonian & Serbian repertoire led by:
Dance : Darinka Cindrić , Yves Moreau , Jocelyne Vaillancourt, Tsonko Stoyanov
Instrumental music : Sergiu Popa, Petar Ralchev
Song : Dina Cindrić, Brenna MacCrimmon

5 - 7: 30 PM
Dinner break with Bulgarian food and drinks on sale

7:30 - 11:30 PM
Dance party featuring:
Brenna MacCrimmon, Turkish and Bulgarian singing
Domaći Trubači, Serbian brass band
Markovi Orchestra, Bulgarian ensemble
Murmurosi, Ukrainian vocal duo
Sergiu Popa, Moldav, Romanian, Romani, etc!
Petar Ralchev, Bulgarian accordion virtuoso
Sava vocal ensemble
Sumak Brass band, Macedonian, Turkish, Romani, and Bulgarian

Admission: $30 for the workshops; $25 for the evening party; 50 $ for the whole festival

Online registration is now open and you can find complete schedule and programming info on our site!

Ukrainian Hall
405 Fairmount West (at Hutchison)
Montréal, Québec H2V 4B4