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“Fölszállott a Páva” TV Show Back!!!!!

For adoring fans (like yours truly) of the “Fölszállott a Páva” show – Hungary’s version of “American Idol” for folk dancers, musicians, and singers – it is BACK for a second season on Duna TV.   Read more

Vancouver Forras hosts 34th Western Canadian Hungarian Folk Festival 2012

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.

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Birmingham Ethnic Festival

The Birmingham Ethnic Festival in Toledo, Ohio is coming up on August 18 and 19, 2012.  Gyanta Band will once again be playing, and we are excited to be there once again!  For those unfamiliar with this longstanding, largely Hungarian-oriented festival, here is an explanation from the organizers’ website:

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Tamburitzans of Duquesne University – 75th Anniversary Celebration

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.

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Eletfa 25th and Csurdongolo 15th Anniversary Performances

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

Folkbeats Folk Music Co-Winner Magos Band Coming to America

First Ever Gyimes-Intense Workshop in the Americas – Montreal, February 2012

Csipke Camp 2012 Staff Announced

Well, if you are a fan of Hungarian folkdance in North America, this is the big announcement you wait for every time this time of year!  Who will be the staff from Hungary in the next Csipke Dance and Music Camp in Brooklyn, Michigan in 2012?   Read more

Eletfa Turning 25 Years Old in 2012!!!

The Életfa Hungarian Folk Band is from the New Jersey/New York area. The Ensemble treats its audiences to a high-energy, entertaining tour of Hungarys folk music, song and dance culture, guided throughout by engaging narrative and demonstrations.