January 21, 2023

Bosnian Dance and Culture

with Efie Derksen

2:00 - 4:00pm EST

online via Zoom

$10 is suggested but any amount is appreciated. Donations support these events, leaders and musicians, and the Folk Arts Center.

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About the Presentation

Efie Derksen, from The Netherlands, will take us on a journey through the countryside of northern Bosnia. You will be surprised and delighted by the earthly dances and songs, and experience the atmosphere of this very special part of Europe.

Efie will be joined by her father, Hans Derksen, who is a master accordionist. Together they will lead us in dance and song in this afternoon’s Bosnian cultural presentation.

About Efie

From an early age, Efie has been surrounded by music and dance from the Balkans: her father made the music, and her mother danced! Through her many travels to Bosnia and Serbia, Efie fell in love with the folklore of these countries.

In 2017, Efie had to opportunity to dance for three months with the ensemble “Veselin Maslesa” in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. There she collected new dance material and also found a second home.