Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camps 2021

Mark your calendars for Virtual Camps 2021! West Coast will be held June 25-27, 2021; and East Coast will run August 13-15, 2021. As last year, each camp will feature three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Much more information to come.

Until registration is open for this summer’s weekend events, check out last year’s camp programs here: West Coast 2020 and East Coast 2020.


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Gualala, California

Kitka Wintersongs Concert - Gualala

January 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Powerhouse women's vocal ensemble Kitka's annual Wintersongs tour features exquisite and unusual seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual traditions. This year’s Wintersongs program showcases pieces that Kitka has gathered and transformed through study, collaboration and experimentation with traditional song masters from Bosnia (Amira Medunjanin), Bulgaria (Tzvetanka Varimezova), Georgia (Ensemble Basiani), Russia (Kostroma Ensemble), Ukraine (Mariana Sadovska) and Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Jewish communities (Ethel Raim).

In all the ethnic traditions represented, caroling and communal singing serve an essential social function. Winters in rural Eastern European villages have necessitated a culture of interdependency, and these songs accompany the gathering of people for both sacred and everyday purposes.

Kitka’s 2016 Wintersongs ensemble includes Kelly Atkins, Kristine Barrett, Natalie Bartlett, Shira Cion, Erin Lashnits Herman, Janet Kutulas, Hannah Levy, Samantha Shokin and Corinne Sykes.

Gualala Arts Center
46501 Old State Hwy
Gualala, California 95445