The New York Folklore Society sponsored
A series of Hungarian dance and music events presented statewide in spring 2011
The series, free and open to the public and supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, highlighted both traditional and popular music and dance forms brought to New York State by Hungarian immigrant communities over the last century. Featured performers include music and dance groups that keep these traditions alive in and around New York State, through connections with the vibrant folk revival tradition in Hungary, and in diasporic Hungarian communities in the Northeastern U.S.
Dates and locations were as follows:
Saturday, April 30: Norfolk— A lively, traditional dancehouse with members of Életfa Hungarian Folk Band, based in the New York City–New Jersey metro area.
Tuesday, June 7: Albany—Special guests Heveder, touring the U.S. in June from Translyvania, presented both traditional and popular music forms of the Translyvanian region of historic Hungary.
Sunday, June 12: Niagara—Fekete Föld, North America’s oldest Hungarian dancehouse band, treated Niagara audiences to a musical tour of the Carpathian Basin.
Accompanying each concert in the series was an exhibition planning meeting with members of New York State’s various Hungarian communities. For more information, call 518-346-7008.
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