Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancellation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to offer our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camp.

Registration is now open for Virtual Camp on July 17-19, 2020 for three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. This camp is geared toward the West Coast and runs on Pacific Time.

Save the date for August 14-16, 2020 for an East Coast Virtual Camp edition


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Maclovia Quintana

Doumbek

Maclovia Quintana was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, where she was surrounded by music from an early age. She has been performing Balkan music since college, when she joined the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus, a group she sang with for 10 years. She studied doumbek with Polly Tapia Ferber in Santa Fe, and has studied with Faisal Zedan in the Bay Area. In 2012, she co-founded the Balkan band Orkestar BAM, in which she was singer and percussionist. Orkestar BAM played in New Haven and the greater New York City area for five years. Maclovia lives in Oakland, where she sings with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble.

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Class Description | Doumbek – Beginning

  • Beginners (only!) are welcome. Class is not appropriate for intermediate/advanced players.
  • The class will focus on basic Balkan rhythms and basic doumbek technique. We will learn a small handful of songs, primarily focusing on understanding rhythms by ear.
  • Repertoire materials will be made available online before camp.
  • We will NOT perform at the Student Concert/Student Ensemble Party.
  • Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.