Patrick Yacono
International folk dance musician: piano, clarinet, gajda, kaval

Member of: The Berance Band, Bjelalitsa Chorus, Cambridge Folk Orchestra, Divi Zheni Accompanists, G.B.L.C.P.P.S., G.B.L.C.P.P.S. Plus, Goats & Roses, Goats Just Wanna Have Fun, Henry Goldberg & Friends, International Music Club, Izgori, Joanie's Cronies, Mandala Folk Dance Ensemble, New England Romanian Orchestra, No Borders Beranche Band, Pinewoods Band, Pinewoods Band (on CD), Tatiana Sarbinska & Friends, Shining Moon, Tamburitza Troubadours, The Bleat Goes On, Zdravets, Zornitsa, Zwiefacheritis
Contact:
ERASETHISpatrick_yacono AT hms DOT harvard DOT edu
Appeared at NEFFA 2020:
International Dance Tune JamGB Friday April 24, 7:00pm to 7:50pm, Room 106N [show on grid]
Jam session on selected pieces from the International Folk Dance tune repertoire, with Patrick Yacono, Julia Poirier, and members of the International Music Club. All instruments and voices welcome.
International Dancing for EveryoneDB Friday April 24, 9:00pm to 9:50pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
"If you can walk, you can dance!" Come and learn dances in different styles from different countries. You might even learn some words in a foreign language!
International Folk Dance NS Friday April 24, 10:00pm to 11:30pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
Dancing from all over Europe and a few other countries.
Refreshing Russian DancesTX Saturday April 25, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
Enjoy exciting and challenging dances of Russia. Each dance is accompanied by the beautiful and thrilling (live!) choral music from the region. Music provided by the Bjelalitsa Chorus, directed by Julia Poirier.
Beranche: Basic and Bodacious BalkanDS Saturday April 25, 6:00pm to 6:50pm, Commons B [show on grid]
Learn the footwork and styling to several dances in the Beranche uneven-five rhythm (SQQSQ). Amaze your friends by knowing what to do when the band plays one of those wonderful tunes.
More Wonderful One-Figure Balkan DancesDB Sunday April 26, 10:00am to 10:50am, Lower Gym [show on grid]
Come learn some wonderful single-figure dances from the Balkans! No complicated calls or step changes, all only two or three measures, and all very accessible, but not all simple -- you can cover a lot of ground when each measure has 18 beats!
Bulgarian DancingNS Sunday April 26, 11:00am to 11:50am, Commons B [show on grid]
Zdravets plays and sings village-style music "mostly from Bulgaria," using traditional Bulgarian folk instruments and vocal styles. Most of the dances we do are easy to pick up!
Romanian Dance PartyNX Sunday April 26, 12:00noon to 1:00pm, Commons B [show on grid]
Classic Romanian dances for all
Intro to International Folk DanceTB Sunday April 26, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, Room 136S [show on grid]
Come and learn dances from many countries, with a special focus on the Balkans, and enjoy beautiful live music!
Bulgarian DancingNS Sunday April 26, 4:15pm to 5:30pm, Lower Gym [show on grid]
Easy Bulgarian line dances; music by Zornitsa, a men's Bulgarian singing group with instrumental accompaniment.

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