Balkan Ensemble is a workshop for musicians and vocalists who have general proficiency on your instrument or confidence in your voice. We study a range of songs and tunes from the Balkans, and Romany tradition, occasionally Klezmer repertoire, and once in a while the country of Danistan (Dan’s originals). We will study the scales and rhythms typical for these genres, and spend time improvising in the style (taking solos). Often the material will have lyrics, but we focus mainly on the instrumental content. The workshop is best for instrumentalists that like to sing as well. Singers are also welcome, just please bear with us if we wander off on instrumental tangents.
Fire Circle (Camp One)
Balkan, Bulgarian, European, and Klezmer
All Instruments and Voice
Advanced and Intermediate