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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Sean Tergis


Drawing on a musical base in folk music from the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and the Balkans, Sean Tergis brings a unique element to his drumming through many different influences. At an early age, Sean studied darbuka, riqq, and frame drum from Faisal Zedan, Mark Bell, and Tobias Roberson. Since 2002, Sean has been gigging locally in is home city of San Francisco with various groups including Deli Kanlı (Turkish folk) and Hahbi’Ru (Egyptian Folk). In 2006 he moved to Istanbul, where he continued to study and perform. When he returned to the Bay Area, he joined a group lead by Rumen Shopov, who became his main davul teacher. Sean has since toured both locally and internationally performing with various groups. Sean currently plays with Inspector Gadje Balkan Brass, MWE, Édessa, Stellamara, Istanbul Connection, Radio Istanbul; and he produces a weekly musical event in San Francisco called Balkan Sundays.