BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open for our New York weekend!

East Coast

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast

September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

West Coast registration coming soon, stay tuned!


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San Francisco, CA

Hungarian Folk Singing Circle - come learn beautiful songs!

September 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm – October 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm

The Hungarian Folk Singing Circle (Népdalkör) is a fun, friendly environment for learning beautiful old Hungarian folk songs, led by Zina Bozzay. We learn the songs directly from village source recordings, with extra language support and breaking down the elements of the songs. Open to people new to the style as well as experienced singers, as we sing a range of material. Performance opportunities for those interested.

Sept 9 - Oct 14 ~ Wednesday evenings 7-9pm

$75 for 6-week session, with sliding scale/barter available

San Francisco, RSVP for exact address

The Népdalkör has a wonderful fall planned, with a beautiful collection of new songs from Zina's travels this summer. Songs from Bakony and surroundings (little-known even among folk musicians in Hungary), Palóc songs, and songs from Gyimes and Moldva. Old style, new style, heart-wrenchers and silly playful ones. Come join us Wed, Sept 9!

Please share this with any friends who may be interested, and RSVP to with interest sooner rather than later!

Zina Bozzay has been leading the Hungarian Folk Singing Circle / Népdalkör in San Francisco since 2010. She learned these songs from master folk musicians in Hungary, and shares them in the US through performances and teaching.

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Zina's home - please RSVP for address!
San Francisco, CA 94131