Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps, which we’ve revved up again after the long pandemic drought. The 2023 camps are over, but you can read all about them as you plan for next year! Mark your calendars for 2024.

June 15-22, 2024
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August 10-17, 2024
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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

101 Gaidi I Tupani New York

Bulgarian Rhodope Bagpipes and Drums

A project of Young Bulgarian Voices New York, 101 Kaba Gaidi I Tupani New York features the massive, rich sounds of the deep Bulgarian Rhodope bagpipe (kaba gaida) and the big double headed drum (tŭpan).

YBVNY founded the group as a class in October 2013 with the goal of creating awareness about the art of playing the traditional Bulgarian kaba gaida and tŭpan, not only within the Bulgarian community in New York City, but also among the wider audience in the Tri-State area and the entire United States.

“We hope that soon the number of our kaba gaida players will reach the ambitious number of 101. And after that, if we have to… we will change the name—to The 1001 Kaba Gaidi NY!”

Video of the ensemble at Golden Festival in Brooklyn