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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Hasidic Music Lecture with Josh Horowitz

May 4, 2020 at 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join me in the 2nd free Zoom lecture in the series, "The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music!
(PM me on Facebook to secure a place)
The Hasidic World of Music
The music of Hasidic Jews is built upon a fascinating array of both Jewish and non-Jewish musical gestures. In this multi-media presentation, focusing on the area in and around Uman, Ukraine, this lecture will unearth hidden Kabbalistic musical symbolisms and examine connections between Ottoman, Napoleonic, and Russian military bands, and examine the Hasidic proclivity for assimilating neighboring musical cultures. The presentation will feature music examples, film clips, fun facts, insightful music analyses, and anecdotes about the styles of the different Hasidic dynasties as we continually ask, “What is Jewish in this music?”
DATE: Monday, May 4
TIME: 11am California/ 2pm New York/ 7pm UK/ 8pm most of Europe
There is a Zoom limit of 100 participants. The lectures run from 1 hour to 1.5 hours and are fun and informative. Donations are accepted and appreciated, but not required. Participate in a rousing Q & A or just relax and listen in the comfort of your home with a hot cup of chocolate or whatever is left in your wine rack.