BalkanFest 2022

Mark your calendars — Dates and venues are set for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties!

East Coast:
August 5, 2022
Village Community School Sky Yard
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

Many more details to come. Stay tuned!


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Partners

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

Zhivka Papancheva

Bulgarian Dance Set

Zhivka Papancheva is a beloved Bulgarian folk singer from the Strandzha region. She started singing from an early age, and graduated from the boarding music school “Filip Kutev” in Kotel. Zhivka was a teacher at the music school she graduated from. She has recorded more than 30 songs for the “Golden Fund” of the Bulgarian National Radio. Some of her hits include “Siten Duzhd,” “Kitka ot Strandzha.” “Petur Kulelo Dyalashe,” and more. Zhivka emigrated to the United States in 2000. She is married to the award-winning Bulgarian-American accordionist-composer-producer Milen Slavov.

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