Festival Audio – Hungarian Roma Music of Kálmán Balogh

Cimbalom player Kálmán Balogh at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo by Harold Dorwin, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution
Cimbalom player Kálmán Balogh at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Photo by Harold Dorwin, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution

Today we are featuring another Festival musical highlight, this time from the evening concert of Hungarian cimbalom master Kálmán Balogh. His group performed traditional Hungarian Roma music, which will be part of the 2013 Festival program on Hungary.

This recording of the song “Gypsy Colours” was recorded as the encore on July 1, 2012, at the Justin S. Morrill Performing Arts Center stage on the National Mall. It is nearly seven minutes in duration. Enjoy!

  • Festival Audio – Hungarian Roma Music of Kálmán Balogh

  • Mary Evelyn Porter

    The concert was on July 1st 2012 not July 21st. The musicians are Kalman Balogh cymbalon; Robert Lakotos violin; Novak Csaba bass; Istvan Nagy guitar, harmonica, voice; Ica Farkas Nagy voice.

  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    Date corrected. Thanks for pointing that out and for adding the other performer names. Hope you enjoyed the music.

  • marie

    Is Kalman Balogh touring anywhere else