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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Partners

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

Peter Stan

Evening Serenade

Peter “Perica” Stan is a Serbian/Romanian Roma accordionist known for his playful innovation and soulful, intuitive improvisations. Eva Salina and Peter draw on a long musical friendship, creating dynamic, intimate performances where mournful contemplation nestles gently amongst songs of riotous joy. Their new album, a portrait of one of Romani music’s most poignant women’s voices, comes out late 2017 on Vogiton Records.

In their collaboration, Eva Salina and Peter Stan pick up and continue an interrupted legacy of empowered female voices in Balkan Romani (gypsy) music. Amplifying voices of past generations of Romani women musicians, Eva and Peter employ tenderness, grace, passion and a commitment to keeping these songs alive and evolving, while inspiring and teaching young people in the Balkans and the Balkan diaspora to participate in their own living traditions.

Eva and Peter performed at Belgrade’s Mikser Festival 2016 with Šaban Bajramović’s band, Crne Mambe, in a Šaban tribute curated by Dragi Šestić (Mostar Sevdah Reunion). Select performances include Library of Congress Homegrown Concert Series, Festival Acordeões do Mundo (Torres Vedras, Portugal), California WorldFest, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artist, Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers, Global Copenhagen, Newport Folk Festival, World Music Festival Chicago, Re:Orient Roma Festival (Stockholm) and globalFEST.