Winter 2015-16
From the Editor

Dreaming of Summer and Balkan Camp?

By Julie Lancaster

From the depths of winter this issue brings you a reminder of summer, music, dancing and Balkan camp. Continue Reading

New and Notable

A Nest of Gold / Μια φωλιά από χρυσάφι

By Christos Govetas, Winter 2015-16

Nest of Gold_coverA Nest of Gold, by Yvonne Hunt. Thessaloniki: Kyklos, 2015.

Many of you know Yvonne Hunt as a dance teacher who has taught at the Mendocino Balkan Music & Dance Workshops over the years and who has written numerous articles and a wonderful book on dance and culture of Greece. Yvonne’s latest publication is a hard bound, nearly five-hundred-pages-long-book titled A Nest of Gold, the result of over thirty years of painstakingly thorough research of the dances and culture of the Serres Prefecture of Greece. It is accompanied by a CD and a DVD that include samples of dances and music she has recorded over the years. It is printed in both Greek and English and contains many color photos. In my years of following the trail of folk music and culture of Greece and Serres in particular, I have never encountered a more meticulously in-depth and detailed investigation on the subject, filled with many insights and fascinating connections. Beautifully bound and designed, this book will delight and inform the most demanding readers. It is my privilege and honor to recommend her work to our community.

For your own copy, contact Yvonne directly.

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