August 19-29 - The Balkanic Explosion Gypsy Journey to Macedonia!

Here's your chance to get to know authentic Balkan musical and dance culture!  Come dance, play and learn with us in this pioneering opportunity for dancers and musicians.  Feel the explosive power of Balkan Gypsy Brass music in its authentic setting! Be swept away by the strong, deep drums of our ancestry!

Our festival, Ethno-Square, was founded by myself and Milo Destanovski, the celebrated Macedonian-Roma folkorist, multi-instrumentalist, and curator.  We invite artists of all genres to join us and experience our exuberant culture with Macedonian local teachers, musicians, and folklorists.

From the 19-29 of August, we have a very special invitation with an itinerary of workshops in Macedonian music and dance, from the Slav to the Gypsy, Chocheks, Horos, Dancing Parades, and a whole lot more, like ethnic foodie sessions and cultural day trips.

During the festival, you have the opportunity to perform alongside our Gypsy Orchestras and to participate in a real-life Gypsy Brass parade, down-home style, through the streets of Berovo.  Click on the link below or on the PDF at the bottom to get an up-close look at all the music, color, tastes, and energy that await you! 

Arquivos anexos

(Raheesha Majma) "We so want you to come back to our Majma family soon!"    (Michelle Gozzi, UK) "Thank you for your fabulous workshops, Paola - so much fun, passion, and energy!"    (Sacha Newman, UK) "Paola, your workshop on the Four Elements has provided me with so much inspiration!"    (Amanda Brett, UK) "Your workshops were AMAZING! Can't wait for the e-book!"    (Kaitlyn Hines, NYC) Thank you to Paola Blanton for her amazing Balkanic Explosion workshop today! It was such a pleasure to have the music and movement broken down so clearly, and to get to know Balkan dance better. I can't wait to do more in the future!