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Featuring photography by Kása Béla and selected photos from the archives of the Hungarian Museum of Ethnography

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Hofer Tamás discusses preserving folk cultural heritage in light of Hungary’s desire to join the European Union, mentioning France’s approach of ’open cultural pluralism’.  

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Bankó András (member of folkMAGazin editorial staff) tells why they felt there was a need for a magazine on folk music, folk dance and folk arts.

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Bankó András provides history on the Táncháztalálkozó (dance house festival) to date, starting from the first one that was held in March of 1982 (an excerpt from his book "Muzsikás évtizedek” (Kós Alapítvány, Budapest 1994).

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News, information on dance houses, and listing of folk music, dance and crafts camps, etc

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Program for the Táncháztalálkozó (dance house festival) March 26-27, 1994.

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Photograph by Kása Béla: musicians from the village of Magyarpalatka (Pălatca), Cluj County, Romania.

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György Károly reports on the Kalotaszeg Ball held at the Belvárosi Ifjúsági Centrum (Downtown Youth Center) on Molnár utca in Budapest on Februry 12th, 1994 – where 8 traditional village musicians were invited from Transylvania’s Kalotaszeg region to play a concert (recorded for the folk music archives) and for the ball.

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Pesovár Ernő remembers Széll Jenő (1912–1994), a firm believer in Hungarians and the folk arts: as one-time director of the Institute of Folk Arts, Széll was responsible for initiating and supporting important collection work, documentation and publications on folk music and dance.

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The Muharay Association’s thoughts on preserving folk tradition as written in Muharay Elemér’s (1901–1960) book from 1942 "Hagyományunk, műveltségünk, életünk” [Our Traditions, Our Culture, Our Life].

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Szabó Zoltán reports on ‘Bagpiper’s Carnival’ – a meeting of bagpipers from all corners of the Hungarian language area, both traditional musicians and their students – held in the town of Kislehota (Mala Lehota), Slovakia.

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Horváth Károly’s thoughts on Hungary’s dance house movement, Hungarian folk music (both traditional and arranged), the Hungarian diaspora and folk life in Britain – upon the launch of folkMAGazin.

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Hamar Dániel (double bassist – Muzsikás Ensemble) offers a bit of history as Muzsikás Ensemble turns 20 years old.

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Mohácsy Albert (instructor) announces completion of the so-called "C. Category” training course for dance house musicians (string instrument players) held one weekend a month in Budafok from January 1993.

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Kaláka Ensemble celebrated their 25th anniversary on March 6, 1994 with a folk festival held at the Petőfi Csarnok in Budapest featuring childrens programs, and concerts by 6 groups representing 5 different countries and/or ethnic groups.

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Bankó András writes on Portéka Ensemble – a young folk band from Komárom.

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Bankó András reviews the versatile, talented cymbalom player Balogh Kálmán’s career to date and his music.

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Hofer Tamás announces an exhibition at the Hungarian Museum of Ethnography entitled  "Hungarians between East and West. National Legends and Symbols”, open: March 25 – September 25, 1994.

Back cover: Molnár V. József provides information on customs surrounding Whitsuntide (Pentecost) in Hungarian folk tradition.

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Péterfy László: „Miért pont ács?” Thoughts about Hungarian woodcarving – past and present.

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Fogarasi Klára: 1994 – a család éve Article about the exhibition called „In the Family Circle"; photographs selected from the Ethnographic Museum's collection.

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Horváth Károly: „Nehezen vagyok alakítható” Interview with Ferenc Kiss, former leader of the „Vízöntő” Ensemble.

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Nayer Kapelye Article about a band that plays Hungarian Jewish music.

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Bankó András: „Addig megyek a víz mellett...” Critique of Éva Kanalas and Géza Fábri's Hungarian Moldavian cassette.

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Horváth Károly: Üzenet Review of „Ghymes” – a Hungarian band from Slovakia's new record.

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Sebő Ferenc: „Népzenei olvasókönyv” Ferenc Sebő's soon to be published book; „A Folk Music Primer", a summary of his work.

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Articles, news, announcements.

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Táncházak, klubok– Dance Houses, clubs.

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"Mesterségek ünnepe” Handcrafts Celebration: open air market and folk arts festival in the Buda castle, August 9, 20, 21.

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Traditional dance festivals, news, announcements.

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Poster: János Pulika – violinist from Gyimesközéplok, Transylvania, Romania

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International folklore organizations, Folk arts award, folkdance festivals in 1995.

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Winners of the 1994 Tree of Life, Master of Folk Arts, and Young Master of Folk Arts awards.

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Kiss Ferenc: Womufe Article on Budapest's second World Music Festival.

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News, announcements.

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Reports on the „Hajnalkötöző” and „Gajdos” folk music ensembles.

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Folkdance festivals in Hungary in 1995.

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Ifj. Tímár Sándor: Mosenberg Thoughts about a folk camp in Germany.

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Kaposi Edit: „Pünkösdi kirándulás Erdélybe". Report on a trip to Transylvania.

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Reports on the 1994 „Pontozó” festival in Montreal and the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble's U.S. tour.

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Ledniczky Márton: „Bodor Feri élt” Recollections of the late Ferenc Bodor, by Márton Ledniczky.

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Bankó András: A Rakonca „koncai” Interview with the Győr dance house band.

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Articles, nnouncements, grants.

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"20 éves a Vujicsics együttes". The Vujicsics Ensemble, a Hungarian Southern Slav music group is twenty years old.

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Juhász Katalin: „Magyarok tündöklő csillaga” Article about Saint Stephen, the Hungarians' first king.

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A conversation with a Hungarian fiddler from Gyimes, Transylvania, Zolti Finánc Antal about his youth, customs and playing music.

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Refl ections on the first International Folk Music Festival at Tabán in Buda in September, 1994. The weather was cold and rainy and the audience was relatively small at the outdoor performances, but the sights and sounds and organisation were superb.

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Talking to Transylvanian poet Sándor Kányádi by Anikó Fehér

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András Bankó reviews Tamás Kiss Kobzos' recent cassette „...not only to keep one eye on folk music; instead a more precise picture comes from keeping one eye on folk music and the other one on old music".

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"We were in Strakonice.” Ottó Zachár writes on points of interest at this years meeting of bagpipers and it's hosting city in the Czech Republic.

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Táncház-es and folk clubs.

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Critiques of two dance festivals; The Chamber Dance Ensembles Festival in Zala and the National Meeting of Cooperatives' Dance Ensembles by György Demarcsek.

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Preview of the upcoming 1995 Táncház Festival and Arts and Crafts Fair.

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Poster; Emerik Moldován and Károly Mácsingó – two musicians from Magyarpalatka, Mezőség, Transylvania – both of whom passed away this year.

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"Interesting things have happened to us... we travelled at ten thousand meters hihg, the band to Mexico, the cimbalom to Guatemala... a two hour show – unforgettable!” A short history of the Dűvő Band on it's fi fteenth anniversary.

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"Néptáncosok Szakmai Háza” (a folkdance library and information center) recommondations: casettes, folkmusic, workbooks, publications, school and pre-school teaching materials.

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Notes how the Méta Ensemble got started and how their club has functioned for ten years now. by István Berán

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Review of the Újstílus Ensemble's cassette „Vásárfia".

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"...that the tree should know it's trunk and love it's branches and roots because without them it cannot live.” András Berecz' thoughts on classical music, folk music and the lasting value of Zoltán Kodály.

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Táncház in the preschool – How can an appreciation for our customs and traditions be taught to young children? One attempt that is working.

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A humorous article on the origins of foreign words in the Hungarian language.

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How long will the ethnic and folk musicians have to keep doing everything themselves if they want to have a good concert? by Károly Horváth

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Article about music heard at the Budapest International Fair and the Irish and Scottish music played by the M.É.Z. (acronym for not understood band in Hungarian) Band

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If it's unacceptable that someone's life and work should be nipped in the bud so early because an incurable disease, then all we can do is honous his memory. In remembrance of the late Béla Szűcs, talented young dancer and dance teacher.

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The twenty-second volume of the Hungarian Folk Arts series has just been published; Embroideries of Zoboralja by Aranka Kocsis.

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Finally! The Falkafolk Ensemble's cassette has come out.

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"Immaculata” – József V. Molnár on Christmas.

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