Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camps 2021

Our online camps feature three days of immersive music and dance classes, live performances, and community gatherings. West Coast Virtual Camp was held June 25-27, 2021; and East Coast is coming up August 13-15, 2021.

Registration now open for East Coast Virtual Camp! Click here for more information and to register.


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Partners

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

Polly Tapia Ferber

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Percussionist Polly Tapia Ferber is a music educator, performer, and recording artist who specializes in hand percussion from the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, the Balkans, and Spanish Andalucia. She is noted for her melodic style of playing on darabukah, or doumbek (Middle Eastern goblet drum), frame drum, riqq (Middle Eastern tambourine), and cajon (Spanish wooden box-drum).

She has traveled to Tunisia, Egypt, Greece, Spain, Morocco, and Israel, seeking out the finest teachers and performing with some of the world’s most renowned musicians. Polly maintains an active performing and teaching schedule in the U.S., including the EEFC Balkan Music & Dance Workshops since 1978.

Polly plays music with Santa Fe-based Balkan Mideast Ensemble EVET, Middle Eastern rock band Rubi Ate the Fig, Latin world music ensemble Trova, New York-based Middle Eastern jazz group Taksim, Raif Hyseni’s Albanian-American Ensemble, Dolunay NYC, and the Iberian Spanish ensemble ¡Viva La Pepa!.

Her playing is featured in recordings such as Near East Far West, Rubi Ate the Fig’s Caress the Moon and Live CD, Tulku 2, Inlakesh, ShamanSong, Dezeo, Buddah Bar, Anoush, Mezze, Brenna MacCrimmon’s Kulak Misafiri, ¡Viva La Pepa!, Dolunay’s Our House, and Raif Hyseni 24.

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Polly with Souren Baronian and Friends at New York’s Golden Festival, 2015

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Dolunay plays at the 2015 Golden Festival

Polly with Raif Hyseni and Merita Halili

Polly with Raif Hyseni and Merita Halili

Polly with ¡Viva La Pepa!

Polly with ¡Viva La Pepa!