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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Albuquerque, New Mexico

KlezmerQuerque Festival 2018: The 16th Annual Celebration of Klezmer Music and Dance

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm – February 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm

The 16th Annual KlezmerQuerque is a three-day festival featuring ‘klezmer’ dance and music which is rooted in the traditional wedding rituals of the Jews of Eastern Europe. KlezmerQuerque is co-produced by Congregation Nahalat Shalom, the 22-piece Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band and the dance troupe Rikud. The festival presents a wide variety of events for all ages, abilities and budgets including a free children’s event, concerts, dance parties, lecture-presentations, and “hands-on” workshops in music and dance. Three special guest artists known for their expertise in klezmer music, scholarship and dance will be featured at all events throughout the weekend. The Grammy and Emmy award-winning founder of the klezmer revival Henry Sapoznik will be featured in performances and lecture-presentations. Klezmer clarinet virtuoso Margot Leverett will be featured in performances and workshops. Avia Moore - dance leader, teacher, and choreographer from Toronto, Canada - will be leading dances at the parties and teaching workshops. KlezmerQuerque will also feature music and dance by several local klezmer bands, dancers and soloists including: The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band, Rikud Yiddish dance troupe, The Rebbe’s Orkestra-klezmer & Judaic Band, Alavados ensemble, di Kavene Kapelye, and Beth Cohen.

Event prices range from free to $20 and an all-event early-bird discount of $75 for seniors/students and $85 for general admission. The early-bird discount ends Thursday, February 8th at 11:59PM after which the senior/student all-event price is $90 and general is $95. For tickets and other details visit web site or contact event co-ordinator Beth Cohen: (505) 243-6276.

Nahalat Shalom
3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107