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Darbukastani Independence Days

Jun 08

Music and Dance camp in southern Virginia
Dance Teachers:
Madame Onca
Christine Hammer
Maria Hammer
Ayla of Seven Seas Dance
Roxanne Bruscha
Paolo Garbanzo
Jenn Senn
Billy Woods
Nina Amaya
Carla Monnich
Christy Fricks

Musical performances by:

Ever After
Saze Dunya
Darbukastani House Band
...and more!

And there will be children's classes as well!
Some of the music teachers:
Seido Salifoski- A Macedonian Roma, Seido has played dumbek in Balkan and Middle Eastern tradition since he was a child. He is known for his unique virtuosity in the U.S., Canada and Europe, playing with notable musicians such as Tarkan, Omar Faruk tekbilek, Ivan Milev, and Ivo Papazov. While exploring his roots in his own group Romski Boji, he is also a member of influential
Balkan-jazz quartet Paradox Trio.

Jas of Khafif -Jas has been a drummer for Khafif (and before that Ghawazee) Middle Eastern Dance group(s). He also plays Balkan music with the "Balkan Babes".

Denys Proteau-Denys Proteau, a.k.a. Karadeniz, plays wooden spoons, kaval (eastern European end-blown flute), oud (fretless mediterranean lute) and cumbus (banjo-oud). Karadeniz also does several forms of folk dancing, including couples dances and line dances of Scandinavia, eastern Europe, and some from the middle east. He has performed dance and music with many troups and bands.

Ted Monnich of Turku-Student of traditional Turkish village folk music for 20 years. Studied saz under Dr. Tevfik Alici (Ankara, Turkey) and Muhterem Sur (Istanbul, Turkey). Founding member of World Music group Turku.

Kazuki Kozuru-Salifoski - Kazuki has been playing Balkan, Near/Middle Eastern percussion for about 18 years. She has played for dance troupes and as a part of musical ensembles, helping spread the beauty of this wonderful musical genre. Based in New York City, she loves playing in the sometimes-duo Saze Dunya with Joseph Castelli.

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