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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

Aaron Strelnikoff

Location: San Clemente, Calif.

Occupation: I am a full-time student most of the year. I am studying engineering.

Connection to Balkan music/dance: I have been going to Balkan Camp my whole life.

Number of times at Balkan camp: 1999 was my first camp, I believe.

Studied at camp: Tambura, both Bulgarian and Macedonian. One of my main focuses now when I come to camp is playing with great musicians like Paul Brown and Adam Good.

Memorable moment at camp: The whole camp is impressive. Every moment in that wonderful forest with all those wonderful people is magical.

I am so appreciative to have gotten a scholarship. Balkan camp has brought me in contact with some brilliant new friends, and inspired me and Nathan to take our Bulgarian tambura and gudulka to their fullest potential. We are going to be playing throughout the year, and hope to come back next year to play for all of you.

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