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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May 26, 2015

LOOK OUT Kingston, Easthampton, Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC! HERE WE COME!

MAY 20: BSP, Kingston, NY
MAY 21: Flywheel, Easthampton, MA
MAY 22: Cuisine en Locale, Sommerville, MA
MAY 23: Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY
MAY 24: Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
MAY 25: Windup Space, Baltimore, MD
MAY 26: Tropicalia, Washington, DC

Complete tour details at

It will be our great honor and pleasure to tour with Sandaraa in May. Don't miss it!

SANDARAA is being hailed as “one of the most interesting and exciting things to happen in the New York music scene.” This new musical collaboration explores a vast repertoire of South Asian musical traditions blended with the sounds and sensibilities of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and New York. Sandaraa is co-fronted by one of Pakistan and Afghanistan's most loved vocalists, Zebunnisa (Zeb) Bangash, and Brooklyn's Klezmer clarinet virtuoso Michael Winograd. They imagined a group exploring the connections between Balochi, Afghani, Klezmer music and more, and have recruited a diverse cast of fearless innovators to join them.

Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has energized clubs, international festivals, rooftop parties, and subway cars with its hard-driving, original brass band music. The six members of the band bring their unique voices to the group, creating a sound informed as much by their love for the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans as it is by New Orleans brass bands, punk rock, and global music. Featuring trumpet, sax, accordion, tuba, and percussion, this band wails, sweats, and shouts alongside its audience.

Please tell your friends in these areas about our tour dates and if you have any ideas for Boston on May 22, please let me know ASAP.

Looking forward to seeing some EEFC friends in the week ahead,

Matthew "Max" Fass
Raya Brass Band
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Preview YouTube video Raya Brass Band at Golden Fest 2015 - "Cucek na Sudahan"