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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Find out almost everything you always wanted to know about the EEFC’s in-person Balkan camps.
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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.

Sergiu Popa

Accordion

Sergiu Popa was born in Chişinau, Moldova. From a young age, he studied traditional folk and Roma (Gypsy) styles with his father, Ion Popa, himself a well-recognized Romani accordionist in Moldova. Over many years of playing alongside his father at weddings, he also became familiar with Jewish, Turkish, Russian, Serbian, and Bulgarian styles. After studying at the Conservatory of Moldova and moving to Montreal in 2002, Sergiu immersed himself into Middle Eastern, North-African, jazz, and Latin traditions, developing a remarkable ability to switch and blend seamlessly the different styles, adding a fresh perspective and inspired improvisations to every performance. He has performed with many of the great names in Eastern European and Balkan music, such as Dan Armeanca, Carmen Piculeaţă, Fanfare Ciocărlia, Vadim Kolpakov, and Petar Ralchev.