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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.


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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There are several ways to stay connected to the EEFC throughout the year. Subscribe to our email Newsletter for monthly updates. Join the discussion list (an active email group with searchable archives since 1993). Send us a message.


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

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Tano Brock


Tano Brock was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. At a young age, he began attending various music camps in California with his family, where he picked up his first instrument, doumbek. He began studying piano at age 7, and taught himself guitar at age 13. He then continued to expand his repertoire of instruments, adding saxophone and clarinet at age 13, and laouto at 17.

In 2014 he cofounded a Balkan and Latin group called Taraf de Locos, and in 2015, he engineered and produced the band’s debut album. Following the release of the album, the band toured across the U.S., playing in venues from California all the way to New York City and Boston. After the tour, Tano went to Eastern Europe to study music. He spent time in Albania, Greece, Turkey, and Macedonia studying with master musicians including Albanian clarinetist Zhani Struga, and members of Kočani Orkestar.

Tano is currently based in Boston and the Bay Area. He still performs occasionally with Taraf de Locos, as well as with various other projects. Tano released a solo album of original music in 2014, and continues to compose and produce on a regular basis. He also works frequently as a composer for advertisements, TV, and film.