Balkan Music &
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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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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
USA