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

Scholarship Recipient

Mendocino 2017: Joshua Laurenzi

Joshua Laurenzi

Location: Oakland, Calif.

Occupation: Massage therapist, medical herbalist, musician

Connection to Balkan music/dance: I perform with Ghost Note Ensemble

Number of times at Balkan camp: This was my first time at camp.

Studied at camp: Greek violin

Memorable moment at camp: The openness and welcoming attitudes of everyone were so surprising and wonderful. I’ve been to many other music camps and this is usually not so much the case. From the moment I arrived people were friendly and helpful. My time at camp this year was so wonderful in large part due to this friendliness across the board, from teachers to attendees.

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