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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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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Partners

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

Nikolay Doctorov

Bulgarian Kaval

Nikolay Doktorov was born and raised in Varna, Bulgaria, on the coast of the Black Sea. He began studying kaval at age 12, then went on to study at the Folk High School of Music “Philip Koutev” in Kotel, Bulgaria. He finished his formal folk music study at the Academy of Music and Dance Arts in Plovdiv. Nilokay has played with the State Folk Ensemble “Trakiya” in Plovdiv, and toured worldwide. He has received many prestigious awards, including gold medals at the Festival of 100 Kavals in Koprivshtitsa, and has played on many recordings and performed on Bulgarian national television and radio. For the past number of years, he has taught, lectured on and conducted folk music throughout Bulgaria.