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 offer our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered.

Registration is now open for East Coast Virtual Camp on August 14-16, 2020, with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. This camp is geared toward the USA East Coast and will run on Eastern Time (UCT-0400).


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Milen Slavov

Bulgarian Dance Set

Milen Slavov was born in the Thrace region of Bulgaria. He began playing piano accordion at the age of seven, performing on stage at age 8, composing and arranging at 16, and producing multimedia content at 24. Slavov studied music and performing arts professionally, graduating from the boarding music school “Filip Kutev” in Kotel, Bulgaria.

Milen’s entrepreneurial drive and the need to express himself artistically inspired him to explore various opportunities—from touring, teaching, composing and producing—to the decision to move to another country. He emigrated to the United States in 1997.

Milen is a master piano accordionist performing, recording, and teaching Bulgarian music in traditional styles, and original world music fusion. His music is influenced by a Bulgarian, Balkan, and Eastern European heritage interwoven with a Western life experience. Milen’s music often fuses fiery passages, lyrical motifs, dazzling improvisation, odd meters, and melodies with no rhythm. Slavov has performed and collaborated with numerous acclaimed musicians throughout the world, and he has appeared at the National Folk Festival (USA), San Antonio International Accordion Festival, Montmagny International Accordion Festival (Canada), San Francisco World Music Festival, and more.

Milen’s teaching experience has gone through various stages and platforms —from teaching in Bulgaria at the music school he graduated from, to private music lessons throughout America, to classes and lectures at U.S. universities, to online music lessons. He was a guest teacher at the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology for the 1998/99 academic year.

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