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I was captured by the music and dance of the Balkans & Turkey while I was in college, and have been playing the music ever since on both traditional and modern instruments. I would like to find folks in the South Bay (and those willing to travel here), who would like to play the music of the Balkans together. It is not about being "on stage" playing for dancers as consumers, it is about playing in the center of the village, as a community. It is also not about boundaries within the Balkan area, but about the commonality across borders. All skill levels are welcome, depending on interest and attendance, we may want to have focused introduction to the music time separate from those who already play. Please come and help me figure it all out! Thanks, -Bill

Upcoming events (2)

Balkan & Turkish Music events this Saturday & Sunday!

Online event

Greetings and salutations, all y’all!

Merve Sari & Katerina Douka will be reviewing all of the material they have taught to date, this weekend!

Please note: Merve & Hasan have agreed to move an hour later in consideration of folks on the west coast!

Saturday, April 24th:
- 11am-noon, PDT: Turkish music class with Hasan Isakkut
- noon-1pm, PDT: Turkish singing class with Merve SARI
- 1pm-2pm, PDT: 2-course tambura, all levels
- 2pm-3pm, PDT: Macedonian Izvor zoom-jam

Sunday, April 25th:
- 11am-noon, PDT: Greek rebetika songs w/Katerina Douka
- Noon-1pm, PDT: Greek (mostly) Rebetika zoom-shop
- 1pm-2pm, PDT: Bulgarian bitov zoom-jam
- 2pm-3pm, PDT: Balkan Accordion zoom-shop
- 3pm-4pm, PDT: Chalgija-style zoom-shop

Charts, songbooks, etc., for all events are always available at:

https://Cope-a-cabana.com

Zoom login is always:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3277903613

Meeting ID:[masked]
passcode: zoomshop

Let's make some more music together!

-Bill
https://Cope-a-cabana.com – Music without Borders!

Balkan & Turkish Music events this Saturday & Sunday!

Online event

Greetings and salutations, all y’all!

Merve Sari & Katerina Douka will be reviewing all of the material they have taught to date, this weekend!

Please note: Merve & Hasan have agreed to move an hour later in consideration of folks on the west coast!

Saturday, April 24th:
- 11am-noon, PDT: Turkish music class with Hasan Isakkut
- noon-1pm, PDT: Turkish singing class with Merve SARI
- 1pm-2pm, PDT: 2-course tambura, all levels
- 2pm-3pm, PDT: Macedonian Izvor zoom-jam

Sunday, April 25th:
- 11am-noon, PDT: Greek rebetika songs w/Katerina Douka
- Noon-1pm, PDT: Greek (mostly) Rebetika zoom-shop
- 1pm-2pm, PDT: Bulgarian bitov zoom-jam
- 2pm-3pm, PDT: Balkan Accordion zoom-shop
- 3pm-4pm, PDT: Chalgija-style zoom-shop

Charts, songbooks, etc., for all events are always available at:

https://Cope-a-cabana.com

Zoom login is always:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3277903613

Meeting ID:[masked]
passcode: zoomshop

Let's make some more music together!

-Bill
https://Cope-a-cabana.com – Music without Borders!

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