Hungarian folk enthusiasts in Canada are on the edge of their seats with just two weeks to go before the annual Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival kicks off in Vancouver, British Columbia from October 5 to 7, 2012. The festival marks the annual gathering of the many Hungarian folkdance ensembles in Wester Canada.
My personal musical development, and the musical and dance life of thousands of others around the world who were in the group and have seen it perform, was deeply affected by my years of performing with the Tamburitzans of Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University. In 2012, the Tamburitzans are celebrating their astounding 75th year of existence. In fact, this coming weekend (March 23-25, 2012), hundreds of alumni and supporters of the group will converge on Pittsburgh to join in on the anniversary festivities, which will include a special performance which features a dance/music number from Szaszcsavas, Transylvania, choreographed by my talented dancer friend Richard Balazs (a fellow former Tamburitzan) and music arranged by myself.
The weekend is upon us – on March 10, 2012, at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the Eletfa Hungarian Folk Band and the Csurdongolo Hungarian Folkdance Ensemble take the state together in matinee and evening performances to celebrate their significant anniversary milestones. Read more
Last year’s co-winners of the highly competitive FOLKBEATS Hungarian nationwide talent search competition, the Magos Band, are coming to America! Read more
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has recognized the Hungarian Tanchaz movement as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” worthy of safeguarding!!! Read more