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2013 Festival Video - Hungarian Heritage

Flowers of Kalocsa mini-doc


Watch this video about the ornamental painting and embroidery of Kalocsa, which are emblematic symbols of Hungarian folk art. Script:Read More

 

Hungarian Heritage Program Introduction


Hungarian Heritage curators Ágnes Fülemile and Jim Deutsch introduce the program.

 

Designing and Building Hungarian Heritage


The Hungarian Heritage program is a joint effort involving Hungarians from Hungary and Romania (Transylvania). Transylvanian architect Gyule Szilegyi discussesRead More

 

Folk Dances of Hungary: Hungarian choreographer Dezső Fitos and his virtuosic dance troupe


The folk dances of Hungary are important expressions of national identity. Hungarian choreographer Dezső Fitos assembled a troupe of theRead More

 

Eszter Bíró performing klezmer music


Renowned Hungarian vocalist Eszter Bíró performed Jewish klezmer music with her band. Klezmer music was one of the many diverseRead More

 

Hungarian Musical Traditions


The folk music of Hungary is one of the country’s most important expressions of national identity. However, Hungary’s music varies greatly byRead More

 

Hungarian Village Dance


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

 

Hungarian Heritage Craftspeople


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

 

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

 

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