41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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New CD: Széki versek. Traditional Folk Music from the Transylvanian village of Szék. Singer Sőregi Anna and friends. Fonó 2022. Sőregi Anna became interested in how classical Hungarian poetry had found its way into folk song texts in the village of Szék. She was also inspired by the singing of certain traditional singers from Szék. The material for this recording came through her study of original recordings of singers from Szék from a 60 year period – the 1940s through the 2000s. Also printed here is commentary on this recording by Székely Levente. He remarks on how the dance house movement’s ’first love’ was the music, dance and songs of Szék and that after fifty years the movement seems to have almost forgotten Szék. „Szék deserves a dance house renaissance and this CD could be the first step in that.” He writes, „the components necessary for attaining quality in folk music are talent, hard work, dedication and the right amount of humility….in my opinion Sőregi Anna’s first record has all of these…” Award winning folk singer Sőregi Anna was born in Voivodina, she earned a diploma from Budapest’s ELTE university and this year will finish another degree in folk singing from the Hungarian Academy of Music. She teaches folk singing in schools and camps and sings with Bajkó Band.