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 Rafael, California

Kitka Wintersongs Concert - San Rafael

December 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts
Osher Marin JCC
200 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, California 94903