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mag02_3English Table of Contents 2002/3


Page 3
A summer afternoon with my father - Soós János from the village of Szék in Transylvania recounts some of his father's stories of his own life.

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Kelemen László, executive director of the Hungarian Heritage House - on the last year and a half. From "Népszabadság" 2002 aug 24. Interview by Jávorszky Béla Szilárd. This report on progress, present situation and plans, tells that Mihályi Gábor was recently named director of the State Folk Ensemble, Sebo Ferenc as Professional Director of the Hungarian Heritage House. Lajtha, Martin, Pávai, Kallós archives/collections are now housed here, with more archival technology in development. Negociations continue with the Institute of Ethnomusicology regarding future cooperation. Planning continues for the institution's new location.

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Transylvanian folk dance and music camps of summer 2002: Jobbágytelke - IV. annual Marosszéki folk dance camp. Felsôsófalva - VIII. annual Székelyföld dance camp Kalotaszentkirály - organized for the 12th time - Kalotaszeg dance and music. Kommandó - IV. annual Gypsy folklore camp Vajdaszentivány - VI. annual folk dance and folk music camp. Report by Záhonyi András

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Volume 1 of the new video series "Hungarian folk costume" - features traditional costume of five regions of Hungary. Available at the Hungarian Heritage House for 4,000. HUF

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"Honti igricek" - the name of new program presented by the dance ensemble from Pozsony (Bratislava) called "Ifjú Szivek". The new show presents dance and music traditions of the area known in Hungarian as "Felvidék" - the northern reaches of the Hungarian language area, most of which lies within Slovakia. Announcment by Hégli Dusán – ensemble director

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Dunamenti Folklore Festival 2002 - was held between July 16 and 21 in three towns along the Danube in Southern Hungary. A meeting of authentic folk dance and folk music groups from 16 European countries – a CIOFF sponsored festival. Report by Héra Éva

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Map the Csángó regions - including Bukovina and Moldavian villages inhabited by the "Csángó" - a Hungarian ethnic group. A detailed map in two languages. Topográf Kft. See Announcement in Hungarian for addresses.

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CD - Kádár Ferenc (1891-1983), traditional singer and musician from Nagysárrét in Hungary's Great Plain. This traditional musician and singer was discovered by the Hungarian folk music researchers in the 1950's and 60's. On the CD are a variety of recordings made from 1961 on, and have been compiled by this musician's great grandson as a musical portrait and tribute. Announcement by Sárosi Bálint

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Fonó Band Members of the Hegedos Band (the band that accompanies one of Budapest's professional folk dance companies, the Honvéd Ensemble), upon release of their new recording (to be released by Fonó Records), have decided to adopt a new name for the group which will be used for their musical activities independent from their work with the Honvéd. This fall they will be hosting regular dance houses at the Fonó Music Hall in Budapest. Band members: Ágócs Gergely, Gombai Tamás, Herczkó Ágnes, Kürtösi Zsolt, Szabó Gábor. Interview by Jászai Julianna.

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A CD of songs from the village of Vágáshuta - in the Zemplén region recorded between 1998 and 2000. Notes from the record cover.

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Táncház folk music - 2003  Announcement for recording to be released in April 2003. Professional and amatuer musicians and singers wishing to be included on this recording may submit entries of 10 minutes of music on CD by Nov. 4, 2002. For more info, contact Agócs Gergely at Hungarian Heritage House in Budapest.

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Kettös (name of a couple dance from the Gyimes region of Transylvania) A story about teaching a young girl to dance...as told by Zerkula János. From the cover notes of a new CD to be released by Folk Europa Kft. Ábrahám Judit

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Táncház listing – an up-todate list of dance houses all over Hungary and Transylvania

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New Living Folk Music 2003. Those folk musicians, singers interested in participating in this recording should submit sample CD of music by October 31, 2002. Entries will be juried. Inquire: Havasréti Pál at the Dance House Association.

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Conversation with Berecz András – singer, story teller. Berecz' life story is here. About his family, childhood, how he came in contact with the dance house and what became his passion and livelihood: traditional village song and folk tales. Berecz has travelled far and wide, collecting as well as performing his material. He has recently published a new book entitled "Rokonok söre" an anthology of Chuvash folk literture – with his translations (into Hungarian). By Abkarovits Endre

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On August 16, 2002 Rákóczi Kovács Gusztáv was awarded the distinguished Master of Folk Arts award. He is a traditional dancer from the town of Nagyecsed in Northeastern Hungary's Szatmár County. His excellent and creative dancing is well known both locally and nationally and has been well documented by the Hungarian dance researchers, with many films of his dancing to be found in the archives. Article by Busai Norbert

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Jászság Folk Costume - Exhibition at the Jász Museum in Jászberény. This exhibit shows the development of costume of this area of Hungary from the 13th Century through the present. The opening of the exhibition on July 25, 2002 included presentation of an instructional video on costume of three towns in Hungary and the Jászság region with costume demonstration, as well as performances by local chorus and dance group. Exhibit open until June 30th 2003. Article by Dr. H. Bathó Edit – museum director.

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Kocsán Lázsló, in this issue writes on the outlaws of the Jászság region. Escape from being drafted into military service, and the consequent life of an outlaw is often referred to and romanticised in Hungarian folklore. Here Kocsán offers some information specific to his region.

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Conversation with Balogh Kálmán. Kálmán, an extraordinary cymbalom player, that has played with just about every Hungarian band of the dance house movement, along with bands and/or music from many other European cultures and styles. He has been classically trained (Liszt Academy of Music) and influenced by his generation and by every music he has come in contact with. In this interview his observations about different styles of music and comments on the role of restaurant Gypsy music in Hungarian culture, go to a deeper layer of understanding and a scope beyond the generally expressed opinions of this genre and generation. Marton László Távolodó – excerpts from his book published by Etnofon, 2001.

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Conversation with members of the Téka Ensemble This band, formed 26 years ago, named itself after the small cupboard where the valuables of the peasant household were kept – namely: family documents, money, Bible, salt and the pálinka. Band members tell about formation of the band, the early years, how the present band members came to join and current activities. What does this band do? Dance houses, concerts, tours, makes recordings, organizes camps, studies under various village musicians and teach. K. Tóth László

Sue Foy

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The present and future of the táncház in Transylvania – article by András Mihály of Csíkszereda (Miercurea Cuic), director of the Hargita...Folk Ensemble. "Will the dance house inTransylvania survive?" – The answer: "Of course! There always were and always will be (dance houses), as long there is a world."

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Hungarian film director, Szomjas György is currently shooting (and may already be in post production) – a film on the táncház. The Title: "VAGABOND" This will not be Szomjas' first film involving music and contemporary urban Hungarian society. After years of research and preparation via countless TV programs and documentary films on traditional musicians... This should be interesting... Report by Benkő András

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Letter from Timár Sándor read at an event marking the 30th anniversary of the first táncház held in Budapest. "The dance house is 30 years old" – at Corvin tér in Budapest on May 6th, 2002, featured screening of two classic old films followed by dancing and gossip to music supplied by Halmos-Sebő-Éri nostalgia band. Event was organized by the Dance House Archive.

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Tükrös Ensemble's New CD Just returned from tour in Australia and on their way to the USA this summer, Tükrös has released a new CD, including music from Gömör region, Abaújszina (both found in the so-called "Felvidék" area), the upper Tisza region and Magyarpalatka. Announcement by Árendás Péter

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Lily in a rock garden CD by Berecz András – "today's Hungarian shaman". Berecz is famous in Hungary for his renditions of traditional folk tales and his singing. Finally a CD with samples of tales. English translation of tales and songs come with the disk. Review by Juhász Katalin

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Tátika Ensemble celebrates 15 year anniversary This singing group lead by the reknown Bodza Klára, gave a concert at Corvin tér in Budapest on May 4, 2002. Report by Mrs. Rudas Bajcsay Márta

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List of the music, dance and handicraft summer camps in 2002.

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Gyimes – The Babba Mária people An exhibition of photographs by Endrődi Péter was at Marcibányi Square Cultural Center in Budapest from March 27th – April 15, 2002. "...seems he has found the key...to this closed, extraordinary group of people....they let him in, with his camera..." Review by Sándor Ildikó

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News clips from the VII. dance festival held in Zalaegerszeg, (western) Hungary on May 9-13, 2002. by Záhonyi András

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Report by András Mihály on activities of the Hargita National Székely Folk Ensemble (a professional dance group) and its training group of Hargita County – the area around Csíkszereda in Transylvania (Romania).

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Khamoro dance association – conversation with Farkas Zsolt and Szitai Mária, leaders of a course on Gypsy dance that started out in February of 2002. After two monthes of work the group has already had their first performance... classes' good atmosphere characterised by live traditional gypsy music and the relaxed style of the teachers. See article by Bander Csilla in Hungarian for time and location, e-mail address, etc.

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Part IV – The Jászság verbunk Kocsán László continues his quest of reviving and rediscovering the verbunk of his home area of central Hungary.

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Lent and the black sheep Soós János' column on culture of the Transylvanian village of Szék - K. Mari's family of shepherds.

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Conversation with Agócs Gergely – folk musician, folklorist, personality from the area known as Palóc – upper Hungary "Felvidék". By Abkarovits Endre

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Bagpipers of Hungarian Moldavia part III. by Stuber György

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Letter to Juhász Zoltán From Stuber György Sue Foy As usual, all names of people here (except mine), have been written "the Hungarian way", with the family name preceeding the given name.

Sue Foy

2002/1 E-mail

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CIOFF Council elects Hungarian president Szigetvári József has been elected president of the council of this international organization famous for sponsoring and organizing international folk dance festivals all over the world. The next meeting of this international council will be held in mid March in the town of Szászhalombatta (and will include a visit to the annual dance house festival). In 2004, Hungary will host the next large-scale CIOFF international folk festival in the city of Pécs. Announcement by Szigetvári József

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Conversation with Bodza Klára The singer, Bodza Klára, active and well known as both performer and teacher, celebrates her 60th birthday. Amongst many other endeavors in her career, she founded and has been leading the singing group, Tátika, for 15 years. She inherited her love of traditional song from her parents who were from the Hungarian Plain. She says, "devotion, preservation and passing on our inheritance.....my most important task is still teaching, working with the younger generations." Article by K. Tóth László

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Gyimesek vidéke (the Gyimes region) - by Váradi Péter Pál and Lőwey Lilla, is the 8th volume in a series of books on selected areas of Transylvania. This newest volume, like the others, is a book of photographs, familiarizing the reader with the terrain, architecture, people, costume and customs unique to each region. The authors - both from Transylvania - are their own publishers and distributors. Gyimes, an area nestled in the mountains on the eastern edge of Transylvania (east of Csíkszereda), is inhabited by Csángó Hungarians. Review by Abkarovits Endre

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Dance in Hungarian art An exhibition of dance in pictures is being organized by the City Gallery - Deák Collection of the city of Székesvár to be exhibited 2002 August 15 - October 27. Curator of the exhibit is dr. Nagy Zoltán, art historian. The exhibition shall draw primarily on materials from museum collections, but the curators are open to consideration of materials appropriate to the exhibit from the collections of private individuals. (see article in Hungarian for telephone numbers)

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The Jászság verbunk, part III In these articles, we are witnesses to Kócsán László's academic detective work towards reconstruction the verbunk of his home region, the Jászberény area. Here eight references to the verbunk are cited from historical records from the Jászság area (due east of Budapest) between the years 1778 and 1859. Most references cited involve recruiting endeavors and the verbunk (translated as "recruiting dance").

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100th year anniversary of the birth of Muharay Elemér The speech by Vitányi Iván printed here, celebrates the life and work of this important figure in folk dance and folk culture movements in the periods before the dance house movement. In 1944 or so, he had 'hoped to...establish a center within the framework of which a professional folk dance company, archive and organizational body could all function.' At that time he wasn't successful in founding such a center. But he went on to be a tireless supporter of the local tradition preserving groups, and many, many other things. The speech was given on November 30, 2001 at the Hungarian Heritage House in Budapest.

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The dances of Felsőgyékényes in the Mezőség region of Transylvania. After first seeing a group of people from this village performing improvised dances at a folk festival in the Transylvanian town of Dés (Dej) in 1992, Bodó-Bán János spent some time from June through the end of October 2001, visiting this village, getting support from the local leaders, finding musicians. He was able to organize a time to make video recordings and photographs documenting the dance repertoire from this village - 6 couples were photographed dancing in costume. The organized session then spontaneously turned into a ball, with almost 60 people in attendance, almost all of whom could dance. The documented materials will be in the collection of the Hungarian Heritage House.

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The dance house and the hussars This is the story of a rock loving Budapest teenager in the mid 1970's whose friends led him to a dance house and how that eventually led to the founding of something called the Historical Equestrian Association - an association involved in revival and preservation of Hungary's illustrious horseman's past. It is Fülöp Tibor's description of how the táncház movement awakened a lasting pride in a his own culture that has carried into other areas of his life. By Fülöp Tibor Zoltán

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About Dobos Károly - fiddler from Szék (in Transylvania) by Soós János This fiddler who died in 1992, the last of the great Szék fiddlers, was Soós János' neighbor. Soós tells the story of how residents of their street in Szék had decided to bring water from a nearby spring directly into all their yards. This entailed digging a series of trenches, and when they all pitched in to help the fiddler dig his section of trench......

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Bagpipers of Hungarian Moldavia part II. by Stuber György. A second helping of information on bagpipers of this isolated ethnic group of Csángó Hungarians. Sections of this article discuss: What bagpipes are called in this part of Moldavia Popularity of the bagpipe in this area The repertoire About how bagpipes are made The reeds of the Csángó bagpipe Bagpipe and violin

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In a letter to the editors, Juhász Zoltán points out that editorial license and responsibility could have been exercised by the folkMAGazin editorial staff in regards to a certain recent article (in MAG dec. 01). by Stuber György.

Sue Foy

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Szigetvári János reacts to Margittai Gábor’s critical review of the Néptáncantologia (anthology of folk dance choreographies) held in Budapest in January at the Erkel Theatre. Margittai’s review appeared in the newspaper "Magyar Nemzet" on January 27th. The event in question, is a yearly event, a showcase of some of the best amateur folk dance choreographies of the previous year. Szigetvári thinks that Margittai’s review was "neither critique, nor professional opinion. What appeared in the newspaper was concentrated maliciousness and bitterness..." While Szigetvári applauds the writing of...  "Maácz László was the last dance reviewer... ....he didn’t hate folk dance, his work was spiced with his wry humour, he wrote about every dance event. It often two articles appeared on one event – one for the "Táncművészet" (the professional dance magazine) and at the same time one for the national newspapers which he changed so that someone who had never seen folk dance before, would run out and buy a ticket to the next performance... The task is different for the outside world...articles must be written that inspire interest, the "beauty value" must be called to the reader’s attention." Szigetvári says that the professional analysis should be in the "Táncművészet" for the professionals to read while also saying that amateur folk dance should not be criticised, it should be understood, praised and nurtured.

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The dance celebration Margittai Gábor’s critique of the Folk Dance Anthology 2002, a scathing review, in general bashing the state of amatuer Hungarian folk dance choreography and performance, with marginal praise deposited on three groups: a group from Kesckemét, a choreography of dances from Tardoskedd, and a choreography performed by the Ilosvai Selymes Péter Folk Dance Group. Printed in "Magyar Nemzet" January 27th, 2002

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Semana Santa (Saint week). Easter in Spain’s Andalusian region. In the spring of 2000 ethnographic reseacher Gulyas Anna and photographer Molnár Zoltán were in Seville and also in a village called Setenil de las Bodegas at Easter time for this week long religious celebration which involves many, many religious processions by various groups of brotherhoods all carrying statues of saints and wearing costumes, some of the processions are done silently, some in the dark, some of the people process on their knees. Most inhabitiants participate in some way in these events.

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The Hungarian National Cultural Heritage Ministery announces the application process for 2003 Young Master of Folk Arts. The conditions for application in all categories of Hungarian folk arts are detailed here. Applications must be submitted by April 30th, 2003 to the Hungarian Heritage House - Folk Arts Workshop at Corvin tér in Budapest. Applications are evaluated and awards will be presented on August 20th, 2003. This is a state recognized title.

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In Memory of Pesovár Ferenc – born April 23rd, 1930 in the town of Herend. He recieved his diploma for museology and ethnography from Eötvös Loránd University in 1955. He danced profressionally in the Hónvéd Ensemble. From 1957 until his death he was head of the department of ethnography and museology at the István Király Museum in Székesfehérvár. Marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Pesovár Ferenc – the Alba Régia Dance Association of Székesfehérvár has published a book entitled (The shepherd looks for his sheep. Folk dances of Fejér County.) A collection of Pesovár’s earlier studies and articles gathered and prepared for this publication by his colleagues and friends. By Lukács László

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New Publication: Abkarovits Endre: (Dance house portraits) This book is a collection of interviews with key persons involved in the dance house movement. After 30 years, very few Hungarians have documented the movement in any way – the movement itself has been busy documenting, learning and preserving the rural dance and music traditions. Some of the interviews have appeared in the FolkMAGazin, some in other periodicals. This book makes a significant contribution of written information about the dance house movement. In Hungarian.  Published by Hagyománok Háza. Budapest, 2003. Page 14
Kilenc Kiss Ferenc (9 Kiss Ferenc-s)  - A portrait film about musician Kiss Ferenc. An Etnofon Folk Music production. Printed here are excerpts from the script of the film under headings: signs of wandering, origins, patience, religion, betrayal, aurochs, equipment for survival, national feeling, ending. Writer/music composition – Kiss Ferenc Director: Kálmár András, Producer: Novák Péter

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The Muzsikás Ensemble with Sebestyén Márta and the Pro Musica Women’s Choir from Nyíregyháza will be performing at the Budapest Music Academy on April 5th, 2003. „We have a dream...of having the opportunity to share with our audience what it is that traditional music and Kodály and Bartók’s music means to us.... ....we have started a ten year program at the Music Academy to present various sides of their life works. In 1999 violinist Alexander Balanescu, in 2000 celloist Roel Dieltiens, in 2001 pianist Jandó Jenő, in 2002 the Keller string quartet performed in these concerts and now with the Pro Musicsa Womens Choir.... works of Kodály and Bartók will be performed with Muzsikás performing the traditional tunes that form the basis for those works."

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Conversation with Timár Sándor and Suzuki Jin San. Timár Sándor’s relationship with Japan began in 1978. Since then he has been invited to Japan 44 times to teach Hungarian dance. Suzuki Jin San met Timár in Japan in 1998. Now he has settled in Hungary and dances in the Timár Chamber Ensemble. Also mentioned herein is Timár’s book and video about his dance teaching method; "Néptáncnyelven" (in the language of folk dance), which is now being translated into Japanese.   By Hollókői Lajos

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Căluş – A Romanian men’s dance ritual done at Pentecost. At the 16th Solo Dance Competition in Békéscsaba the calus dance was danced by competitors as the elective – or freely selected – dance. Ónodi Béla who has been to Romania several times documenting this dance custom in both traditional and stage settings has comments here about how this dance was used at the solo dance festival and preservation of this tradition.
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The Solo Dance Competition in Békéscsaba. Attila has two main comments here. First, any band accompanying the dancers should be able to play the music for the compulsory dances at a higher level of proficiency, and that ideally more than one band should be hired. Second, that in the freely chosen dance category, most of the competitors danced little choreographies, even though the rules of the competition call for improvisation. Out of some 45 competitors, only 6 or 7 of them were actually improvised. By Tompa Attila 

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Listing of awards for the 16th National Solo Dance Competition/Festival. Held in Békéscsaba in Eastern Hungary on January 11, 2003. Jury members were: dr. Felföldi László, Németh Ildikó, Lévai Péter, Szűcs Gábor and Hortobágyi Gyöngyvér

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Kárpátia Band. Moldváhon I. Vásár. Moldavian music. A short description of their musical inspirations and directions. „Repetition and imitation – though without a doubt, is the first phase of learning – in and of itself, it doesn’t serve to build up our music. This can be done only through continuously demanding a deeper understanding and professional knowledge. This is the goal of Kárpátia as a city band... ...in the mid 1700’s historian Dimitrie Cantemir said "When considering the size of the province of Moldavia, it is hard to believe that so many peoples different from one another could live as they do there. Next to the Moldavians, are Greeks, Albanians, Serbs, Bulgarians, Poles, Kozaks, Russians, Hungarians, Germans, Armenians, Jews, and many-childrened Gypsies...".„

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Gázsa’s New CD (From Budapest to Kommando). Papp István "Gázsa" plays music from many regions, including music from the village of Kürt (Strekov –in Slovakia) and Kommando (a special village in Southeastern Transylvania) with his band and many more of his musician friends. See article in Hungarian for listing music and musicians on the recording.

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New CD: Régi Jók Erdelyből (Old dances from Transylvania). A selection of Bodó-Bán János’ field recordings of traditional musicians from six different regions in Transylvania - recorded over a 15 year period. 

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New CD The Bekecs Ensemble – Music from the Maros region of Transylvania. This band has been collecting tunes in this region for 20 years. See announcement in Hungarian for contact info.

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Hungarian Folk Costume video series – Part 2. Costumes of Hosszúhetény, Méra, Rábaköz. Produced by Konkám Studio with the Muharay Elemér Association.

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New CD. In memory of the village bands of Gömör-Kishont County. Music of the Gömör region – in the northern part of the Hungarian language area – today located in Southcentral Slovakia. See announcement in Hungarian for listing of musicians on the recording.  Released by Vitus Kht, distributed by Fonó records

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Recommendation - two CDs by the Szeredás Ensemble "Ten steps" is a selction of Transylvanian music, while "Hungarian Calendar" is a childrens record.
By Darmos István

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Méta Ensemble is 20 years old. Interview with Salamon Beáta, lead fiddler. Méta is one of Budapest’s revival bands. For many years they had a dance house every Sunday on Somogyi utca in Budapest’s 8th district. Presently members of the band play for the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble. They have released a new CD of new recordings of their all-time favorite tunes. They are planning a concert tour of 19 counties. Members of the band are: Salamon Beáta – lead fiddle, Gera Attila – clarinet and other flutes, Nagy Zsolt – viola, Mohácsy Bertalan – double bass, Porteleki Zoltán – cymbalom. Guest singer: Németh Ferenc.
By Abkarovits Endre

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"Szentes" Varga Ferenc – traditional dancer born in 1919 in the village of Szany in Western Hungary’s Győr-Moson-Sopron County. Varga Ferenc was awarded the title of Master of Folk Arts in 1980. Dances from this village are: Dús, broom dance, csárdás and verbung. He danced in Budapest the first time in 1931 as part of the Saint Stephen’s day Gyöngyösbokréta (Pearly Bouquet) performances. Films of him dancing are in the film archive of the Hungarian Institute of Musicology – archive numbers are listed in the article in Hungarian.
By Busai Norbert

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New Publication:  Martin György – (The music of the Gypsy stick dance) Published by the Institute of Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Hungarian Heritage House. Budapest. 2003. 428 pages. Edited by Koválcsik Katalin and Kubínyi Zsuzsa. Accompanying CD has music selected by Kubínyi Zsuzsa and Németh István. Publication includes some English and English version is in the works. Prepared for publication by Martin’s colleagues and students upon the 20th anniversary of his death, this volume contains Martin’s unfinished monographic work from his estate.
By Karácsonyi Zoltán

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Beszprémy Katalin’s speech to open an exhibition of folk crafts made by craftsmen and students of the Kresz Mária Foundation Potters Center at the Cultural Center in the village of Zsámbék. The exhibition opened on March 4, 2003 and will close on April 6, 2003. The Kresz Mária Foundation is dedicated to preserving and upholding Hungarian traditional crafts.

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Toy museum – Kecskemét, Hungary. The Szórakaténusz Hungarian Traditional Toy Museum and Workshop was founded in 1981 and today has a collection of over 15,000 objects. This is an announcement for the museum’s new permanent exhibition.  See article in Hungarian for contact information. 

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Folk music on the internet: Folkrádio is Europe’s first internet folk music broadcast. If you have a computer with ’sound card’ and any kind of internet access then you can go to (
www.folkradio.hu) and listen to traditonal folk music from the Carpathian Basin for free. It is broadcast from the city of Debrecen. The idea came from something called Világrádio (world radio) and started in 2002. Folkrádio also offers an events calendar. It is operated by the Folkradio Public Foundation. For further information write to (info@folkradio.hu). Report by Deák Ferenc

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A dream realized – Halmos Béla talks about the formation and present status of the Dance House Archive   Located in at the Hungarian Heritage House at Corvin tér in Budapest, the idea for the Dance House Archive idea came about in the process of organizing an exhibition of dance house documentation for an event in 1997 celebrating 25 years since the first dance house was held in Budapest. Now working as a part of the Lajtha László Workshop (within the Hungarian Heritage House), the Dance House Archive has set up the necessary database and are in the process of organizing the materials collected to date. Audio and video materials have been handed over to the public collection and audio-video services department of the Lajtha Workshop. 
K. Tóth László

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"Mátyáskám". Kóka Rózália has orgnaized a new and improved second printing of her collection of folk tales about the Hungarian King Mátyás – the 560th anniversary of his birth was on February 23, 2003. The new volume includes the tale of the "magic dove".
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Hegedűs Péter, one of the managers of the Budavári Fortuna Restaurant. discusses Hungarian gastronomy and globalization and what needs to be done in order for Hungarian gastronomy to regain its former glory. After 50 years of communism which caused a decline in Hungarian food culture, now historical research needs to be done to figure out what people were eating before and rediscover the Hungarian kitchen, while also paying careful attention to quality of ingredients, Hungarian wines and considering the tastes of people in today’s world. K. Tóth László

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Listing of the results and a few comments on the 6th National Molnár István Choreography Forum held on March 9, 2003 at "FMH" in Budapest. Both traditional and thematic choreographies danced by both adult and children’s ensembles were presented. Names of the choreographers were kept secret from both the members of the jury and audience until awards were presented. 1st prize: Szávai József: Dravamenti wedding. 2nd prize: Nagy Myrtill – Konkoly László: Tardoskedd dances. 3rd prize - Furik Rita’s choreography danced by the Mecsek Dance Ensemble. The Molnár Choreography forum is organized by the Budapest Cultural Center (’BMK’).

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Should distribution of traditional music be limited? This is a discussion of whether or not original field recordings of traditional singers or musicians done for research purposes, should be distributed to a wider public. Németh says, amongst other things, that the performer should be asked whether or not they agree to this. He also makes the point that anyone interested in original recordings should first of all familiarize themselves with the existing recordings. Any center or institution should invest in those recordings already existing and develop a system for accessing the information and music on them. The 11 basic recordings and series already available to the public are listed in the article in Hungarian. By Németh István of the Hungarian Institute of Musicology

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Use of the notion of the "étude" in teaching folk dance. In this article the author discusses a method of teaching dance that makes use of "the étude - a movement piece written for technique development". It is important that the étude should not be boring. Its function is for practice and for teaching the material - not for performance. The étude is a short combination of movement that can be repeated and that can be made into a longer movement progression. In dance learning and teaching the étude aids practice of the movments themselves, while also promoting evaluation of movements and groups of movements. Sziláygi Zsolt and Nagy István are quoted in this
article by Kovács Henrik.
 
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Photo exhibition – opened December 2002. On the life, activities and performances of the Hargita National Székely Folk Ensemble of Csíkszereda (Miercurea Cuic) in Transylvania, Romania. Sponsors of this professional Hungarian ensemble and realization of the photo exhibition are: City of Csíkszereda, Hungarian National Cultural Fund Program, Hungarian Collegium, RI Design, András Foundation.
Report by András Mihály

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Reports on three events: 4th Dance House Festival at the ’Tanulok Háza’ in Temesvár (in Romania) on December 7th, 2002. Szentendre Dance Ensemble’s performance on December 22nd; choreographers: Fitos Dezső and Kocsis Enikő. Pipacsok Folk Dance Ensemble’s performance at the Budai Vigadó on December 19th. The ensemble is from the town of Székelykeresztúr.
Reports by Záhonyi András

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The Alliance of Folk Crafts Associations "NESZ" celebrated its 20th birthday at an event on February 1st, 2003 at "FMH" in Budapest. There was a potluck of traditional foods prepared by members, exhibition of photographs and crafts, with dance house provided through cooperation with the Martin György Folk Dance Association and the Dance House Association. "NESZ" organizes many folk crafts events and workshops, as well as two main events every year: The Folk Crafts Festival and Market held every year in the Castle Hill area of Budapest on August 20th and the Whitsuntide Festival held every year since 1996 at the village museum in Szentendre.

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Szék Days. A dance camp in the village of Szék (in Transylvania) organized by local people. In 2002 the 3rd Szék Folk dance camp was held and organized by the Szék City Public Association. Participants may choose to stay in their own tents or with a family in Szék. Food for the camp is local cuisine prepared by cooks that usually cook for weddings. Dance in 2002 was taught by Szabó Szilárd and Németh Ildikó and Gémesi Zoltán and Sóskuti Edit. Folk costume demonstrations and other events are part of the camp program. The concept for the week long camp is for participants to become acquainted with local customs and traditions while learning the local dances. Next camp: 2003 August 17-24. 
Report by Kovács Flóra

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Listing of 2003’s summer camps and workshops

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Report on 7th Csángó Festival held on February 22, 2003 in Budapest at the Petőfi Csarnók organized by the Pro Minoritate Foundation. This event always totally packs the venue. There is a performance by both traditional and revival performers followed by dance house until morning. Traditional dancers, singers and musicians from various Csángó Hungarian villages in Moldavia and Gyimes are brought to Budapest for the event.
By Abkarovits Endre

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Report on Csángó Carnival at the Fonó Music Hall in Budapest. A series of balls were held at the Fonó this year starting with the Folk Dancers Ball in January, on February 1 there was the Balkan Ball, the Csángó Carnival was on February 8th and then on February 13th was the so-called "Klezmér Carnival". At least four revival bands played along with singer from Moldávia, Petrás Mária, at Csángó Carnival.  By Csáfordi Magdolna

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Apparantly at this year’s dance house festival (táncháztalálkozó) there was an open meeting with Hungarian journalist, Margittiai Gábor, who writes reviews on folk dance that are published in local newspapers. Szigetvári János has written a heated open letter to Margittai saying, amongst many other things, that he thinks the amateur public folk dance movement should be judged on different terms than professional folk dance in critical reviews.  "I believe that whoever directs a professional group, should shoulder the weight, whether sweet or bitter. If he is brave enough to put his dances on stage, then he should be brave enough to bear the criticism published..." Szigetvári also thinks that Margittai lacks experience and insight and that his criticism does not aid the amateur folk dance movement.

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"Vagabond" – a film about the life of the Budapest dance houses. Conversation with Szomjas György director of the film. Szomjas is a film director who has been involved in the dance house movement from the beginning. He has made other films about related subjects and for years directed an ongoing television series that documented the dance houses and festivals. With Halmos Béla, he made a series of documentary films on the traditional village musicians that served as the master teachers for the revival musicians. So Szomjas knew his subject matter for this film. This is a feature film that in some ways is also documentary – it was mainly filmed in real dance house situations with real personalities from the Budapest dance houses. "It was a special challenge –  how to present the dance house as an existing phenomenon within a story framework.... I wanted to emphasize the fact that there is a passage, not an abyss between tradition and moderenity..." The film has been very well recieved at film festivals abroad and will premiere in Budapest in the fall. By K. Tóth László

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"The Fonó" opened its doors in 1995 and has since then become one of Budapest’s most well-known venues for traditional music. Fonó Records is the related record label they established (locally at least - famous for releasing the "Final Hour" series on traditional Transylvanian village musicians and countless Hungarian folk and jazz recordings). The problem is that the Fonó finds itself on the brink of bankruptcy with many, many debts and unpaid bills. They would need 25 million forints to pull themselves out of the mess. There had been hope that ongoing support funding would be forthcoming from the State. In June, the Fonó recieved 14 million forints in emergency support funds from National Cultural Heritage Ministry and the Pro Cultura Urbis foundation. The questions are: Will the Fonó be able to pull itself out of the financial mess and continue its activities or not? Is there any hope that ongoing support funding will come through? Articles by K. Tóth László and Kiss Eszter Veronika (which was printed in Magyar Nemzet 2003 June 14.)

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Listings of summer camps, workshops and festivals

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Conference held at the Hungarian Heritage House in Budapest on May 20th, 2003. Theme of the conference: "The role of folk tradition in 21st Century society" Conference host: Héra Éva. Conference organizers: Hungarian Heritage House, European Folkore Institute, CIOFF Hungary. In addition to many distinguished Hungarian folklorists, ethnographers, sociologists, there were guests and speakers in attendance from Israel, Norway, Finland, Great Britian, Canada. Report by H. Bathó Edit

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Report on the 22nd National Dance House Festival and Folk Arts Market, held in Budapest on 2003 March 29-30 in the SAP Events Hall. Difficult to sum up this 2 day event in few words; Magdolna's report is three and half pages long. This year's Táncháztalálkozó was, as it always is, amazingly well attended and packed full of music, dance, folk crafts and party and people - both children and adults - already interested in, or curious about, the dance house movement and Hungarian folk tradition. By Csáfordi Magdolna

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Three day folk festival in the town of Eger in March. Concerts and dance houses with some of the best dance house bands in Hungary. This festival was held for the first time in 2000. Report by Abkarovits Endre

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A book of Gypsy folk tales has recently been published by the European Folklore Institute and L'Harmattan Kiadó. Title: A három muzsikus cigány (the three gypsy musicians). A selection of tales collected from Babos István, gypsy from the village of Babocsa in Somogy County, Hungary. Collected by Szuhay Péter. Publication edited by Fazekas Zsuzsa, 2003, Budapest. These tales were not children's tales, they are erotic folk tales told by adults to adults while in the military service or while doing communal work. They are printed here in Hungarian, in their uncensored form, striving to preserve the dialect. Report by Dala Sára.

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Summerfest International Folklore Festival and Folk Arts Market August 12-21, 2003 in the towns of Szászhalombatta, Ráckéve, Tököl, HUNGARY (approximately 30-35 km south of Budapest). Participating countries: Australia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Phillippines, Indonesia, Yugoslavia, South-Korea, Poland, Mexiko, Germany, Turkey, Slovakia, Slovenia, Udmurtia, Vietnam, Hungary. For information call: Szigetvári József 36-23-358-973 See ad in Hungarian for email addresses.

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Folkloriada 2004 to be held August 12-22, 2004. Hungary has been chosen to host this grand CIOFF international festival. The III. World Folkloriada. The main locations of the festival will be Pécs and Budapest, with events planned in many other Hungarian cities as well. 8 Hungarian organizations will be cosponsoring this huge event with 2500 offi cial guests. Two international conferences shall be held in conjunction with the festival. There were many reasons that the CIOFF international committee chose Hungary to host this festival - amongst the reasons were: Hungary's internationally recognized traditional music, dance and folklore researchers, the interesting interplay of many ethnic influences in the folk tradition of the Carpathian Basin and the role of the dance house movement in preserving and keeping this community culture alive.

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8th National Children’s Solo Dance Competition – Szárvas. Held every two years, 500 children entered this year’s competition, 200 of which made it to the finals in Szarvas. The compulsory dance material to be performed were dances of the Bodrogköz region. The winners of the competition are listed, along with dance teaching awards. Report by organizers of the competition and Darmos István

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Egerszeg Festival May 8-12, 2003 Zalaegerszeg (in Western Hungary) and Marosvasárhely (in Transylvania) are sister cities. Traditonal dancers and musicians from the region aound the Transylvanian city of Marosvásárhely are invited each year to this folk festival held in for the 8th time this year in Zalaegerszeg. Report by Záhonyi András

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Dance festival in Nagyvárad (Oradea) on May 17, 2003 Th ere were also festivals in Érmihályfalva (Valea lui Mihai) and Szatmárnémeti (Satu Mare) on this weekend. All western Transylvanian towns along the Hungarian border - an area known as "Partium". Report by Záhonyi András

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I remember Martin György By Falvay Károly In this long article Falvay, the dancer, choreographer, researcher recalls his friendship with Martin György, the well known Hungarian dance researcher, as well as his own active career. Here is an enormous amount of personal history and information about the world inside of professional and amateur folk dance and choreography and folk dance research in Hungary from 1947 to 1983.

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New CD: Potta Géza – a Gypsy fiddler ("prímás") born in 1933 in the village of Abaújszina (Sena) located in Eastern Slovakia. He has been playing music since he was 5 years old and learned to play from the older generation of Gypsy fiddlers. The recording presents a representative sampling of his repertoire – including both traditional old and new style Hungarian folk tunes and composed tunes (Hungarian Nóta) as well as two Slovak tunes from the region and modern popular tunes. The recording has been produced and released by Ifjú Szívek Dance Ensemble and FolkEurópa. Recommendation by Árendás Péter

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Takács András remembers the foundation of the "Népes" (Czechoslovakian Hungarian Folk Ensemble) in 1953. Takács was named the first dance director and choreographer of this prefessional dance group. They used material from areas of present day Slovakia inhabited by Hungarians. In this article Takács off ers history of the formation of the group and its activities until 1957.

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The Sültü Band is a revival band that plays Hungarian Moldavian and Gyimes Csángó music. The band was formed at the beginning of the 1990’s. All members of the band are award winning amateur folk musicians. They perform often, have been working on establishing a "club" night where they will be able to play regularly and would like to record their own CD. Report by K. Tóth László 
 
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Soós János: - Serf 's journal - two stories about buffalo herders in Szék.

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Conversation with Papp István Gázsa - director of the Budapest Dance Ensemble's band, leader of the Gázsa Band. Gázsa is from Transylvania, he got involved in the dance house movement in Kolozsvár (Cluj) in 1977. He now lives in Hungary. Interview by Rostás-Péter Emese

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Kürti László's tribute to the life and work of Szomjas-Schiff ert György the 93 year old Hungarian ethnomusicologist. Szomjas- Schiffert's active and prolific career has included amongst many other things, extensive collection of folk music and folklore of the Kiskunság region and the area between the Tisza and Danube rivers. Recently Szomjas-Schiffert has completed a three part historical drama, which "is not only a drama, but a postmodern passion play".

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The Hajdu Dance Ensemble Debrecen celebrates its 50th anniversary. Article by Krakkó Ákos

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Folk Dance festival for pre-school aged children – the Pintyőke Festival - held in Nagykanizsa in Southwestern Hungary. At the last festival about ten groups arrived from all over Hungary and Slovenia to take part. In addition to performances by the groups, there were traditional handcrafts workshops available as well as an exhibition of handcrafts done by children from 7 different pre-schools. Report by Keppel Julianna

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