43rd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 5–7 April 2024
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Interview with Kobzos Kiss Tamás. Tamás is director of the Óbuda Folk Music School (in Budapest) and an active musician playing mainly old music. He is a long-time member of the Vienna based Clemencic Consort and performs also with Accentus Austria. He plays koboz (cobza) a stringed instrument from the lute family played in Moldavia, Romania and Hungary. He started out playing music during the so-called ‘beat generation’, played Hungarian folk music and has travelled extensively to Transylvania seeking out traditional music. He is a recipient of the Kossuth award. The scope of his activities in music and teaching is far reaching. By Grozdits Károly.