BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open for our New York weekend!

East Coast

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
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

West Coast registration coming soon, stay tuned!


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Find out almost everything you always wanted to know about the EEFC’s in-person Balkan camps.
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Scholarships

We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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Kids at Camp!

Our in-person workshops are a great experience for families. Get the scoop to ensure everyone has a blast!


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There are several ways to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the discussion list (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


Partners

The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

George Chittenden

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George Chittenden was drawn to the passion and drive expressed in the music and dance of the Balkans and Near East as a teenager in the 70s. He has lived and studied extensively abroad, traveling to remote corners of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey to work with local musicians and to experience the social contexts in which music plays such a central role. George keeps busy performing for ethnic communities in the Bay Area, as well as performing and traveling with the ensembles Édessa, Mediterranean Soul and the newly launched zurna/davul ensemble Tak Tak Boom.

Click here for a recent article about George and his wife and musical partner Lise Liepman.

Posted by Pete Spynda on Saturday, January 16, 2016