AHF PRESENTS: July 11, 2009 - The Tükrös Hungarian Folk Ensemble
The concert will raise funds for the benefit of the sister Church of Dicsőszentmárton in Transylvania. More information will be available about the Dicsőszentmárton Church at the concert.
The band will present archive video recordings and transcriptions from different areas of Hungary.
The Tükrös Hungarian Folk Ensemble was founded in 1986 and today is one of Hungary’s most respected revival folk bands. They specialize in collecting authentic folk music from remote villages of Hungary and Transylvania, and from archival recordings, preserving and presenting this music in its most authentic form yet in a style most entertaining and suitable for all audiences. While they play folk music from all the areas of Hungary, their focus is on the areas of Szatmár (North-East of Hungary) and Mezőség (Transylvania). In the August of 2001 the ensemble received the Award of Young Masters of Folk Art from the Minister of the Cultural Heritage.
The Carpathian Mountains surround an area of Central Europe, home to many ethnic groups, each possessing wonderful folklore, especially in the areas of folk music and dance. Hungarians represent the majority in this geographic region, but Romanians, Slovaks, Serbians, Croatians, Ukrainians, Gypsies and others have also preserved their wonderful folk treasures. They live together in many villages; their unique ethnic culture may be witnessed even today.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009, 6 PM
Admission: $20 - for adults
After the concert, the band invites everybody to join a small community dance, during which snacks and refreshments will be available.
For more information contact Noemi Toka at 301-828-8346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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The event is cosponsored by AHF and the Csipke Ensemble
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