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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

Tin Skorić

Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Occupation: High school student

Connection to Balkan music/dance: My parents are originally from the region, so we listen to Balkan music of various genres all the time. My mom is from Montengro [Podgorica and Ulqini]; dad grew up in Croatia [Zagreb]. They lived in Sarajevo and Belgrade as well.  I play in my school orchestra, ISO [Interschool Orchestras of New York], Brooklyn Conservatory…

Number of times at Balkan camp: I’ve been few days at the camp, but this was my first full week. I loved it all! New friends, young, teachers (Sarah [Ferholt], Ray [Ranic]), Demiran [Ćerimović]!

Studied at camp: Čoček Nation; tamburica and all. I hope to learn tapan.

Memorable moment at camp: The auction was so fun! I loved the watermelon soccer! Demiran is a great soccer player, as well as a fantastic trumpet player. My teachers, Sarah, Ray, Aaron [Kisslinger] are so very kind and patient. Met many new friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I can’t wait for next year.

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