Live Music

The Humboldt Folk Dancers are blessed with an abundance of talented musicians providing live music for our dance parties! We hope to meet again to play once the pandemic has passed!




The Balkan Yurt Orkestra was created following the Balkan Music Meetup classes held at the Creative Sanctuary in Arcata.

Current members include:

Joe Brookshire,
Emily Janzen,
Anna Fritschi,
Evaonne Hendricks,
Devora Kaufman,
Rick Kruse,
Craig Kurumada,
Larry Levine,
Linnea Mandell,
Heather Scharlach,
Gretchen Schuster,
Derek Shaw,
Ishan Vernallis,
Matt Wardynski



Chubritza International Folk Band was founded in 1993 in Arcata.

Current members (left to right):
Meadow Lo,
Craig Kurumada
Linnea Mandell
Derek Shaw
Rick Kruse,
Janet Finney-Krull

The EthniKs

The EthniKs are led by Guy Smith. The members are various musicians of the Humboldt community.

Kafanaphoria is Rick Kruse, Emily Janzen, Joe Brookshire and other guests.