Profile: Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni
Singer Merita Halili and accordionist/composer Raif Hyseni, world-class performers from Albania and Kosova, respectively, began teaching at the EEFC camps in 1997. Read about their remarkable lives. Continue Reading
Boston’s Balkan Music Night – Over 30 and Still Going Strong!
In the mid-1980s, there was a small, but established, Balkan music scene on the East Coast. Groups like Novo Selo in Philadelphia, Ženska Pesna in New York, and Evo Nas in Boston . . . . Continue Reading
2016 Scholarship Recipients
In 2016 our community sent 16 individuals on scholarship to the summer Balkan Music & Dance Workshops. Read their reports here. Continue Reading
2016 Workshop Photos
See photos from the 2016 Mendocino and Iroquois Springs Workshops. Continue Reading
In this issue we honor two giants in our community and beyond who died in 2016: Vassil Bebelekov, gajda player and teacher, and Esma Redžepova, singer, teacher and humanitarian. Continue Reading
Join the EEFC!
The Balkan Music & Dance Workshops have been life-changing for many of us . . . but tuition doesn’t cover the cost of the workshops. Here we salute all those who donated or joined during 2016. Continue Reading