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Fall 2018
From the Editor

It’s About Time.

By Julie Lancaster

Those who’ve been attending Balkan camp for a while can see evidence of time passing—this kid’s grown up while we weren’t looking, that one has children of her own now, this one’s head is greyer, that one’s eyes twinkle from nests of more wrinkles. . . . But from another perspective, the Workshops are surprisingly timeless. Continue Reading

Fall 2018
Profile

Profile: Paul Brown

By Julie Lancaster

Paul D. Brown (the D is for Douglas) has been house bassist, a non-teaching staff role, at the EEFC workshops since 1996. He is known for his easygoing personal style and intense musical chops on both electric and acoustic bass. While consistently providing a reliable bass line in the many ensembles he plays with, he is also inventive and adventurous in his melodic playing. With an eye from the bandstand on almost every flavor of music presented at camp, he has a unique perspective on the scene. Continue Reading

Fall 2018

2017 Scholarship Recipients

By Kef Times Staff

In 2017 our community sent 25 individuals on scholarship to the summer Balkan Music & Dance Workshops. Scholarship types included the EEFC’s Dick Crum/Kef Scholarship and the Čoček Nation, Stefni Agin, and Lillie Cooper scholarships. Click to read … Continue Reading

Fall 2018

New & Notable 2018

Check out some new music from people in the Kef Times community. Continue Reading

Fall 2018

Rare Sounds Come Down From the Mountains: A Review of Drómeno’s “Music from Epirus”

By Joan Carol Friedberg

Sometimes, by pure serendipity, you come across a new experience that reaches into your soul. . . . Continue Reading

Fall 2018

2017 Workshop Photos

See photos from the 2017 Mendocino and Iroquois Springs Workshops. Continue Reading

Fall 2018

In Memoriam

By Kef Times Staff

In this issue we honor two giants in our community and beyond who died in 2017: Vlad Popovich, tambura player and teacher, and Dinka Ruseva, singer, teacher and Bulgarian folk celebrity. Continue Reading

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