41st National Táncház Festival & Fair • 1–3 April 2022
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Starting page: 39
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On connections between Hungarian and South Slav folk music. Since the early 1950s this researcher has been collecting, analyzing and publishing on the local folk songs and music in two Hungarian – Serbian communities in Southern Hungary along the Danube: the villages of Bátya and Dusnok. He says, amongst other things, that: „...the inter-ethnic influences are natural, given that the Southern Slavs and the Hungarians have lived as neighbors for centuries and they have influenced one another...each ethnic group has made its neighbors’ songs their own by simply translating the words into his own language and then singing it as his own.. .” By Fehér Zoltán.