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Balkanicus Institute for Balkan Art, Culture and History (BIBACH) is a new nonprofit with a long history.  Since 2003 it has organized eleven successful annual concerts of Balkan chamber music in Minneapolis, has brought to the Twin Cities three contemporary composers who wrote special pieces for the Balkanicus ensemble, and has delivered lectures on cultural themes. Each of these concerts presents to the audience a glimpse of an unfamiliar and uncommon cultural aspect of the Balkans—the modern chamber music from this region. Balkanicus will continue to do that for our audience and our dedicated followers from the community—people from Balkan descent, music lovers, and professionals. We also plan an international symposium, “Balkan integrations from the Balkans to the Midwest—art, culture and overcoming prejudice.” We would love to bring to you fiery Balkan dances, mindboggling Balkan rhythms, poignant Balkan songs, and exquisite traditional Balkan garments. Furthermore, we need to build our organization, volunteer base, and website.

krava selo zdravecCow from the Southern Part of the Balkans

In territory and population, the Balkan Peninsula in the South-East end of Europe is comparable to the Midwest region of the United States. It comprises of a dozen countries with distinct languages, traditions and cultures, and with entangled history measured in millennia. The economic, strategic, and cultural significance of the region and its complexity are well known, as is the term balkanization. The number of the people with Balkan roots in the United States is growing, and the better understanding of their cultures enhances our ability to build our global community.

As a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, BIBACH relies on charitable gifts from donors to develop programs and sustain operations. 

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