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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Berkeley, California

Balkan Workshop at KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival

November 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm – November 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Eighteen participatory workshops on Sunday, Nov. 8, including Balkan/Klezmer Roots and Connections, with Dan Cantrell: Learn about shared rhythms, scales and stylistic qualities by analyzing and performing tunes from Balkan, klezmer, and Romani traditions. Spice up your klezmer sound with some fun regional ornamentation! Learn some tricks and tools to make your currently material more dynamic, while jamming on some great new songs! Other workshops likely to be of interest: Line-Spinning - How to Create Melodic Variations from Almost Nothing, with Joshua Horowitz. Learning to Transcribe and Play Insanely Difficult Music from Recordings, with Stephen Saxon.

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709