Balkan Music &
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June 22 – 29, 2019
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August 10 – 17, 2019
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Help us fill the EEFC Calendar with lots of events and activities of interest to our community. We look forward to becoming the “go to” place for all things Balkan music & dance.

 

Manhattan, New York

Balkan Cafe Bulgarian Dance Party: Bulgarika 2018

November 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Enjoy the fine dance floor and excellent traditional Bulgarian folk music! Bulgarika will be on their way back from their nation-wide tour!

7:00pm - Doors open and delicious food available by Mila
7:30pm - Bulgarian dance workshop with Cathy Springer and performance by Bosilek
8:00pm - Dance party with Bulgarika

Bulgarika is:
Donka Koleva - vocals
Nikolay Kolev - gadulka
Stoyan Kostov - tambura
Michael Ginsburg - tupan

Admission: $18 advance purchase [no fee] / $20 at door

Cash bar and homemade gourmet Bulgarian food by Mila
Dinner plate including dessert $15

Subscribe to our Balkan Cafe FB Events page to find out the when and where our future events: https://www.facebook.com/BalkanCafeNYC/events

Hungarian House
213 E 82nd St
Manhattan, New York 10028
US
Manhattan, New York

ARITMIA: MERIMA KLJUČO & MIROSLAV TADIĆ

November 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Two celebrated instrumentalists ruminate on their common roots and shared love of traditional Balkan and classical music with original works and arrangements of Erik Satie, Manuel de Falla, and the mournful music of sevdah—sometimes called 'Bosnian blues'.

One of the world's finest concert accordionists, Bosnian-born Merima Ključo is a frequent guest soloist with orchestras like the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Holland Symphonia, and has worked with internationally renowned artists and ensembles such as Theodore Bikel, MusikFabrik and the Schönberg Ensemble.

An acclaimed guitarist of Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian origins, Miroslav Tadić has performed and recorded with luminaries such as Terry Riley, Plácido Domingo, Wadada Leo Smith, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo.

This virtuosic pair shares the fruits of their unique musical partnership, offering a singular mix of joy, yearning and aching beauty.

"A gorgeous pairing… the two play with such serene authority that the listener is almost afraid to take a breath… quietly compelling and deeply felt music." -All About Jazz

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
at 95th Street
Manhattan, New York 11201
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Zhena Folk Chorus at Wayfarers Chapel

November 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Zhena Folk Chorus returns to the magical Wayfarers Chapel, Lloyd Wright's famous "Glass Church", for an evening of soulful and spirited music from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. Guest musicians, beautiful costumes and a few surprises!

Wayfarers Chapel
5755 Palos Verdes Dr. S
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
Manhattan, New York

Souren: Greek and Middle Eastern @BalkanCafe Wednesdays

November 28, 2018 at 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

- Greek and Middle Eastern with Souren Baronian & Friends
- Brief instruction for the dances
- Hosted by Michael Ginsburg

$15 admission
Doors open at 7pm, All are welcome
Info: 646-831-8720

Souren Baronian - clarinet
Robert Boghosian - oud
Lee Baronian - percussion

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Balkan Cafe Wednesdays
Live Balkan music
Dance, learn Balkan dances, have fun and get some good exercise all at the same time.
Light snacks available

Wednesdays thru December 12
Entrance is left of the fish tank and through the black iron gate (sometimes it sticks)
Near 10th Ave, Ample on-street parking available after 7 PM

Funky Joe's
455 W. 56th St., Ground Floor
Manhattan, New York
US
Manhattan, New York

Pontic with Dimitris Stephanidis & Jerry K @Balkan Cafe Wednesdays

December 5, 2018 at 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

- Greek Pontic music & dancing with Dimitris Stefanidis on lyra and Jerry Kisslinger on daouli
- Brief instruction of the dances
- Hosted by Michael Ginsburg

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Balkan Cafe Wednesdays
Live Balkan music
Dance, learn Balkan dances, have fun and get some good exercise all at the same time.
Light snacks available

Wednesdays thru December 12
Entrance is left of the fish tank and through the black iron gate (sometimes it sticks)
Near 10th Ave, Ample on-street parking available after 7 PM

Funky Joe's
455 W. 56th St., Ground Floor
Manhattan, New York
US
Petaluma, California

Annual Petaluma Holiday Folk Dance Party

December 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This annual holiday folk dance party will include dancing to new and old recorded favorites, plus live Balkan music with Peter Bonos and Friends including members of Fanfare Zambaleta and Staro Vino. Admission is $12, and folks are welcome to come and dance or just listen to the fabulous music.

Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Ave.
Petaluma, California 94952
Manhattan, New York

Old-style Bulgarian & Macedonian music at Balkan Cafe Wednesdays

December 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm

- Lauren Brody , Michael Ginsburg and Jerry Kisslinger revisit old-style Bulgarian and Macedonian music and songs, featuring trumpet, tupan, accordion and vocals
- Brief instruction/Quick-teach of dances
- Hosted by Michael Ginsburg

$15 admission
All are welcome, Info: 646-831-8720
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Balkan Cafe Wednesdays is a live music venue where you can dance, learn Balkan dances, have fun and get some good exercise all at the same time.

Doors open at 7pm
Ground floor (long fish tank in the window :-), Near 10th Ave
Ample on-street parking/Subway: Columbus Circle

Funky Joe's
455 W. 56th St., Ground Floor
Manhattan, New York
US
Berkeley, California

New Year's Eve at Ashkenaz!

December 31, 2018 at 8:00 pm – January 1, 2019 at 3:00 am

Time to book your plane tickets and come join us for the hottest Balkan & Beyond dance party.

Let’s send 2018 into the past and look to the future!

3 bands:
True Life Trio - with special guest Joe Finn - Cajun, Scandinavian and more
Fanfare Zambaleta - hot Bay Area Brass!
Édessa - burn up the dance floor until 2019!

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, California 94702
Eugene, Oregon

Veselo Festival 2019 - Eugene, OR

January 26, 2019 – January 27, 2019

Veselo's annual festival will feature Joe Graziosi teaching Greek/Pontic with workshops Sat morning and Sat afternoon. The evening dance party will feature Dromeno from Seattle. There will also be performances from local groups beginning at 7:00. On Sunday there will be a cultural hour, snacks, and review. Please visit our web site for a flyer ...veselofolkdancers.org

Veselo Festival 2019 - Eugene, OR
1626 Willamette St
Eugene, Oregon 97401
Karavelovo, Plovdiv

Rose Valley Workshop & Party

June 4, 2019 – June 12, 2019

Take daily workshops in:
Bulgarian Dance - multiple teachers
Bulgarian Singing
Traditional Instruments*

in the village of Karavelovo, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Traditional folk dance with professional dance teachers
Plus a variety of dancers representing their village dances
Live music at evening parties
Music by Bulgarika, Kabilé, Kamen Mollov and more...

June 4-12, 2019

Classes in traditional folk instruments including:
Gaida, Gadulka, Kaval, Tambura, Tupan, Bitov ensemble, Accordion
*All types of instruments may be borrowed. Please enquire.

Lodging & local traditional food are included

Hosted by Nikolay Kolev and Donka Koleva in the village where Nikolay grew up. Stay in the village and take daily workshops in: Bulgarian dance, singing and traditional folk instruments

Rose Valley Workshop & Party
34 Lenin St
Karavelovo, Plovdiv
Bulgaria
Dimitrovgrad

On Stage Together: A Bulgarian Folk Dance Workshop ​With Ensemble Zvezditza

June 5, 2019 – June 14, 2019

On Stage Together is a workshop in Bulgarian folk dances, hora, and traditional crafts organized by Ensemble Zvezditza and held in the beautiful city of Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria. You are cordially invited to join!

Come learn Bulgarian folk dance pieces by prominent choreographers! Perform in full traditional costume on stage together with Ensemble Zvezditza during the International Folk Dance Festival. At the end, keep the traditional shirt you performed in as a special gift! Take part in the town wide Celebration of the Horo. Take traditional crafts classes by local crafts masters. And so much more! Learn more about it on our website.

On Stage Together with Ensemble Zvezditza
Dimitrovgrad
Bulgaria
Skopje, Macedonia

Seminar STEFCE STOJKOVSKI 2019

July 30, 2019 at 1:15 am – August 7, 2019 at 1:15 am

Macedonian Traditional Music & Dance Seminar STEFCE STOJKOVSKI 2019
www.stefcestojkovski.mk All info coming very soon!

Seminar STEFCE STOJKOVSKI
Ferid Bajram 15 B
Skopje, Macedonia 1000
Macedonia