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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Husref Said

Kanun, Macedonian Čalgija Ensemble

Husref Said hails from a long line of professional Romani Skopje-based čalgija musicians who speak a dialect of Ottoman Turkish as their first language. His father, grandfather and uncle were prominent musicians who regularly performed at urban weddings and coffeehouses. His grandfather and uncle recorded Turkish works on 78 rpm recordings in 1925. Husref studied kanun with family members and his neighbor, Redžep Pampur, the former kanun master at Radio Skopje. Husref joined the radio upon Redžep’s retirement. He is currently a regular performer of čalgija with Raim Baki in folkloric presentations in Skopje’s historic Ottoman-era market center.

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