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BalkanFest 2022

Mark your calendars — Dates and venues are set for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties!

East Coast:
August 5, 2022
Village Community School Sky Yard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast:
September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Many more details to come. Stay tuned!


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Aaron Kisslinger

Kids' Class: Simple Tune

Bronx-based Aaron Kisslinger is a trombonist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer and bandleader. They are the creative force behind the solo project AANI and Novi Hitovi (“New Hits”) Brass Band, as well as a member of Zlatne Uste Brass Band. Their performances include Music Hall of Williamsburg, Bowery Electric, Blue Note, Golden Festival, and Preservation Hall. Aaron assisted the Kids’ Band class (aka Čoček Nation) at Iroquois Springs from 2016 to 2018.
Photo by Andy Lajara

Aaron says about their class at Virtual Camp:
We’ll be learning the beautiful traditional Croatian song “Pjevaj Mi Pjevaj, Sokole” (“Sing to me, falcon”). Together we will learn the chords, melody, stylistic elements, and lyrics. There will be learning opportunities for both instrumentalists and vocalists. I will demonstrate the foundation of the tune for beginners, and elaborate with ornaments for more advanced musicians. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join this workshop!