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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San Francisco, California

Édessa in concert in San Francisco with Turkish vocalist Ezgi Kurt

May 19, 2017 at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Usually playing for dances, this is a rare opportunity for Édessa to present concert repertoire—music not usually found in the dance repertoire. We are especially pleased to have Turkish vocalist Ezgi Kurt singing with us. Her deep knowledge and sensitive rendition is perfectly suited to a concert setting. She can take your breath away with the beauty of her voice!
George Chittenden - clarinet, gaida, guitar
Lise Liepman - sandouri, accordion
Ari Langer - violin
Sean Tergis - davul, darabuka, defi
Ezgi Kurt - vocals
Édessa draws on the rich cultural expressions of the southern Balkans. Their extensive repertoire includes music from Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Armenia, and Turkey, and music of the Balkan Roma (Gypsy). Having devoted decades to the study and performance of these traditions, the musicians in Édessa play with a deep understanding of the connection between music and dance, and of the power of this music for personal and collective expressions.

Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St.
San Francisco, California 94110