Tag Archive | Hungary

Concert in Hungary

We just received word that the video of our first concert in Budapest has been posted!  Once you’re on the page, use the small black scrollbar to scroll down, and click on the line that has my name on it… and then wait a while… It took quite a long time for the video to load for me, but it’s some mighty fine video work, so it’s worth it in my opinion.

http://www.kulturalis.tv/zenemuveszet/cibalom-vilagszovetseg-cimbalomkoncertje.html

This was from January 15th, 2008, at the Slovakian Institute in Budapest, Hungary.

Dancing at Fono, Budapest

This is a short clip of the dancing at the folk club Viktoria took us to. Gotta love the way the dancers’ feet add to the ryhthm of the music.

Traditional Hungarian Music, hot off the press

I’m in an internet cafe in Budapest, and I don’t have much time, so I’ll just quickly post this mp3, and then take some time later to write about it. This was a performance Viktoria and Istvan took us to last night in this awesome folk club. After the concert, there was dancing until who knows what hour. We left around midnight, sweaty, and our nostrils full of dust that got kicked up off the floor. Wow.

I really should’ve written down the name of this band– they were great. Anyway, can’t wait to share, so here’s a clip from the performance. I love this woman’s voice, and the agressive whistle playing! Later, the whole room was making music with this band, as the dancers had steps that added to the percussion, and some call and response action… More to come!