It’s a tradition in North American-Hungarian communities to trek to see the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble as they tour through the U.S. and Canada every few years. 2013 is the year! See their performance schedule here:
Happy New Year to everyone!!! To start off the year, I wanted to share some key folklore events happening this year (2013) here in North America, so all of you can start your planning early. Here are some key dates (but certainly not all of them):
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:
Here’s the final installment of my wrap-up of the Tanchaztalalkozo 2012 that took place at the end of March/beginning of April in Budapest. It is the world’s largest Hungarian folkdance and folk music festival and gathering.
Seeing and hearing well-established, seasoned bands who have been working for decades is like eating your favorite “comfort food.” This year’s Tanchaztalalkozo in Budapest, like most previous years, featured one such band – Duvo.
This year I had the good fortune of attending the annual Tanchaztalalkozo (the largest Hungarian folkdance and folk music gathering in Budapest), which was, as usual, rich with diverse and top-notch fol programming. You can access the full programme (in Hungarian) here (click on “Letoltes”). The next three blog entries share my own impressions of what I witnessed over two full days of non-stop folk action during the Tanchaztalalkozo.