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Texa-Kolo 2021

November 25, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Free – $100

Online and on-site with globally inclusive Zoom sessions!

Please join us for TEXA-KOLO 2021, a joyous celebration of folk music and dance. We’re all yearning for a big event – this is it!

Kolo Festival is now named as the John Filcich Kolo Festival in honor of Kolo Festival Founder John Filcich.

Dance Teachers

  • Sonia Dion & Cristian Florescu – Romanian line & couple dance
  • Evren Soytopcu-Kıyak & Ahmet Lüleci – Turkish Dance
  • Steve Kotansky – Balkan Dance and Culture
  • Michael Ginsburg – Balkan Dance and Culture

We’re excited to announce that Thursday’s program, exclusively over Zoom, will feature live, hour long sessions with:

  • Jaap Leegwater
  • Roo Lester
  • Yannis and Simos Konstantinou Bata Maroetio
  • Tom Bozigian
  • Yves Moreau
  • Joe Graziosi


Musicians from around the world playing folk dance music for you from: Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Norway, Romany communities, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, United States.

Enjoy music & singing classes, jams, and live & recorded music parties throughout the weekend. Music staff, assembled from both Texas and California, includes:

  • John Morovich
  • Michele Simon
  • Maria Bebelekova
  • Bill Cope
  • Don Weeda
  • Shirley Johnson

But wait, there’s more!

This year, on both Friday and Saturday, John Filcich will have an hour to share wonderful stories about Kolo Festival over the years and a few of his favorite dances. And in the hour following, John Morovich will share some of his favorite Croatian dances! And both will have live tamburitza music!

TEXA-KOLO 2021 is an historic hybrid partnership. There will be electricity in the air as we gather live, on-site at the Croatian American Cultural Center in San Francisco, plus electronically over Zoom. Zoom participants will be able to view selected parts of the on-site program, and we will project portions of the Zoom program in the on-site Kafana.

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The John Filcich Kolo Festival board is committed to ensuring a safe on-site environment while still preserving the most precious elements of the festival. Please read our COVID protocols.

Let’s make some magic! Register now! Any questions? Email: texakolo2021@gmail.comv


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Registration includes options to register for in-person and/or online Zoom participation.

On-site and Online

Location: Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
Price: $30 – 100

On-Site & Zoom

Online Only

Zoom Only


November 25, 2021
November 28, 2021
Free – $100
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Texa-Kolo Festival
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Croatian Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94708 United States
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