the Rom people
musicians and bands
and other international folk dance and world music bands and musicians
Cambridge Folk Orchestra, the granddaddy of international folk
Pixton...Pinewoods band leader...acclaimed accordionist...author
(with his lovely wife Barbara) of the Pinewoods International Collection,
otherwise known as the "Purple Book"...need anything more
Arts Center of New England's International Music Club, international
folk dance musician boot camp. Come build your rep!
Sarbinska: world-renowned Balkan singer, director of Zornitsa
(Boston-based Balkan men's vocal ensemble) and Divi Zheni (Boston-based
Balkan women's vocal ensemble)
"friendly neighborhood Bulgarian band" featuring monthly
dance parties in Arlington, MA
Uste, that wild and crazy brass band: "an internationally
known group of American-born musicians playing traditional music of
the Balkans, particularly representing Macedonian, Serbian, Bulgarian
and Romany (Gypsy) traditions". The folks that bring you the
Golden Festival in NYC.
Arts Center of New England...your one-stop shopping resource for
international folk dance and music throughout New England and beyond
European Folklife Center: "a non-profit membership organization
whose mission is to educate the general public about the the folk
music, folk dance, and folklore in the Balkans through promoting and
sponsoring activities which honor and celebrate the richness of these
cultures; and to foster understanding and respect of all peoples through
shared experiences of Balkan cultures". Runs Balkan Camp in summer
in western MA and in Mendocino CA, and Balkanalia camp in Oregon.
England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA): the folks that "every
year establish and run a three-day city of music, dance, sweat and
mayhem to the great enjoyment of all involved" in Natick, MA.
If you attend one folk festival in your life, make it NEFFA.
Camp, Plymouth, MA...terrific camp featuring traditional dances
and music from Greece, Turkey, Croatia. Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania.
Music Night: a lifetime's worth of Balkan music in a single solid-packed
evening, once a year.
on Sunday international folk dance group, participatory dancing
in Hartford CT since 1994
Folk Dance Club: participatory folk dance for beginners on up