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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Seattle, Washington State

Homage to Trakiyskata Troyka

January 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

For many years, Trakiyskata Troyka (Thracian Trio) was one of the top ensembles playing Bulgarian folk music. It featured Stoyan Velichkov on kaval (shepherd’s flute), Mihail Marinov on gadulka (upright fiddle), and Roumen Sirakov on tambura (4-course lute).

Thanks to a Seattle visit in January by Michigan-based gadulka player Bruce Sagan, Cafe Paloma is proud to present an evening of songs and instrumentals in the style of Trakiyskata Troyka. This dinner show will also feature Teodora Dimitrova on vocals and tambura, and David Bilides on kaval. To enjoy this rare opportunity, make your reservation now for a delightful evening of wonderful music and delicious food and drink. $12 cover plus fabulous dinner and drink from the Café Paloma menu.

Very limited seating! — RESERVATIONS: (206) 405-1920

Café Paloma
93 Yesler Way (at 1st)
Seattle, Washington State 98104