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2013 Festival Blog - Hungarian Heritage

Capturing the Folklife Festival: A Student Perspective

Editor’s note: The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage partnered with ARTLAB+, the Hirshhorn Museum’s digital media studio forRead More

February 4, 2014   1 Comment

Gábor Miklós Szőke and His Puli Dog Sculpture

The Hungarian contemporary artist Gábor Miklós Szőke created a large-scale Puli dog sculpture for the Hungarian Heritage: Roots to RevivalRead More

September 18, 2013   No Comments

Master Craftsman Levente Lehel Sütő

Artisan Levente Lehel Sütő’s family has been making traditional furniture since the end of the 16th century. At the 2013Read More

August 8, 2013   1 Comment

Wedding Traditions from the Szék Region of Transylvania

One day during the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a group of participants in the Hungarian Heritage program staged a weddingRead More

July 26, 2013   1 Comment

Performance by Hungarian Zither Maker Tibor Gats

Tibor Gáts is an award-winning maker of Hungarian folk instruments, specializing in the zither and the gardon. At the 2013Read More

July 25, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian National Folk Ensemble

Szalonna and his Band, renowned members of the Hungarian National Folk Ensemble, teamed up with Roma fiddler István “Kiscsipás” VargaRead More

July 17, 2013   No Comments

Best of the Festival: A Gallery of Visitor Photos

Want to revisit your favorite moments of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival? We’ve put together a selection of dazzling visitorRead More

July 13, 2013   No Comments

Hungarian Heritage Craftspeople

The 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival featured Hungarian Heritage: Roots To Revival as one of its three programs. The Festival drewRead More

July 12, 2013   2 Comments

Hungarian Village Dance

For the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Hungarian choreographers Dezső Fitos and Enikő Kocsis created the “Hungarian Village” program, which presentedRead More

July 12, 2013   2 Comments

Hungarian Recipe: Krumpli Gombóc / Potato Dumpling

On the closing day of the 2013 Folklife Festival, Ilona Bolvári and Éva Bagó of the Kalocsa region of HungaryRead More

July 8, 2013   No Comments