Location: Oakland, Calif.
Occupation: Massage therapist, medical herbalist, musician
Connection to Balkan music/dance: I perform with Ghost Note Ensemble ghostnoteensemble.bandcamp.com.
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.