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

Janam: Dark Side of Love

January 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Please join us for a midwinter evening of dark love songs at the wonderful Red Poppy Art House. Hope you can make it out for this very intimate concert.

Doors 7:00, Show 7:30
$10-20 sliding scale

Fusing funky Balkan rhythms, gritty Appalachian ballads, inspired originals, arresting vocal harmonies and enchanting acoustic textures, Janam creates a one-of-kind musical experience. Janam unites some of the Bay Area's most playful and imaginative devotees of southern Balkan and American roots music who weave together folk tunes and their own colorful compositions and take their audience on a stirring and labyrinthine musical ride.

Janam features Dan Auvil~percussion and voice, Tom Farris~laouto, guitar and percussion, Juliana Graffagna~voice and accordion, and Gari Hegedus~oud, saz and mandocello.

Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street (x 23rd St.)
San Francisco, California