Live from Chicago at the Hungarian Open University
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
6M ago
Recorded live in Chicago after the 2nd annual “Magyar Szabadegyetem” (Hungarian Open or Free University), Kalman gives the highlights from this groundbreaking event, including recorded clips from presentations, concerts, and interviews.  Highlighted participants: - Anna DeCheke Qualls (Washington DC) - Tomohiko Yamaguchi (Japan/Kansas) - Drusza Band (Hungary/Kentucky) - Sydney Jozsa and Trena Hoebee (Winnipeg) - Janos Szabo and Szilveszter Sikentancz (Hungary).   Released on December 18, 2023. Tanchaz Talk is the world’s only English-language program focusing primarily on Hungaria ..read more
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On the Road with Gabor Dobi and Attila Krasznai
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Recorded in a Subaru during a wintery drive on Ontario’s highways, Gabor and Attila join Kalman on the road to discuss a wide array of topics. Gabor is one of the main figures in Canada’s Hungarian folk dance scene, and Attila is one of North America’s top Hungarian folk musicians. Interview highlights: - the early days of Tanchaz in Hungary and Canada - the magic of Gyimes - tips for longevity playing the bass - working with Fitos Dezso - pioneering days of Hungarian folk music on the internet - some special call-in guests. Released on November 22, 2022. Tanchaz Talk is the world’s on ..read more
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Master Class - Nyaradmenti Primer - with Soma Salamon
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Tanchaz Talk Interview’s Master Class series episodes comprehensively explore the complex mysteries of Hungarian folk music with Soma Salamon (Doctor of Liberal Arts), a Research Fellow at the Institute of Musicology in Budapest, Program Editor of traditional music genres at the House of Music (Hungary), and one of Hungary’s most in-demand folk musicians and teachers.  This episode, recorded live before an audience at the Csipke Camp 2022 in Michigan, examines the musical and dance intricacies of the Nyaradmente region of Transylvania.  Released on July 7, 2022. Tanchaz Talk is th ..read more
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Tanchaz at 50 - "Best Of" Tanchaz Talk Interviews
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Celebrate the 50th birthday of the Tanchaz movement by enjoying some of the best moments of Tanchaz Talk Interviews episodes together with never-before released Hungarian folk music.  This episode replays some of the more memorable, inspirational, and insightful Tanchaz Talk Interviews clips with:  -  Steve Kotansky  -  Kalman Dreisziger  -  Peter Levai  -  Lili Fundak-Kaszai  -  Walt Mahovlich  -  Levente Szekely  -  Lajos “Lecso” Miklos  -  Colleen Bertsch  -  Levente Fazakas  - &nb ..read more
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Zina Bozzay
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Zina Bozzay bridges together Hungarian villages and people around the world as she researches, teaches, performs, and arranges traditional Hungarian folk songs. She was born in San Francisco and lives in Budapest, was educated at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and spearheads multiple international projects including offering classes and presentations with thousands of participants every year from dozens of countries on six continents, as well as working as a mentor to artists of the Hungarian Heritage House’s International Portfolio helping them make Hungarian folk music access ..read more
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Peter Levai
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Peter Levai is a professor and department head at the Hungarian Dance Academy’s Master of Arts folkdance education program, a highly experienced and widely published  researcher and instructor, and a former legendary folkdancer with the Hungarian State, Kodaly Chamber, and Budapest Dance Ensembles.   Interview highlights:   - the importance of living (and dancing!) authentically   - observations from over 35 years of teaching in North America  - the impactful early days of putting authentic village dancing on the stage  - the four foundational building blocks ..read more
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Master Class - Life and Work of Béla Bartók - with Soma Salamon
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Tanchaz Talk Interview’s Master Class series episodes comprehensively explore the complex mysteries of Hungarian folk music with Soma Salamon, Lecturer at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and one of Hungary’s most in-demand folk musicians and teachers. This episode examines the life and work of Béla Bartók, including:   - Bartók’s prolific research journeys  - his brilliant methods of collecting  - analyzing and categorizing folk music - Bartók’s fascinating conclusions regarding inter-ethnic music  - how his world-famous compositions incorporated elements of hi ..read more
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Zsigmond "Zsigi" Vucic
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Zsigmond “Zsigi” Vucic was born in Switzerland and now lives in the Gyimes valley of Transylvania. He is a passionate collector, presenter and producer of Hungarian folk music as well as a successful project manager in the international business world.  Interview highlights: - Zsigi’s unusual journey from the Swiss Alps to Transylvania’s Carpathian Mountains; - what’s it like living in the mystical Gyimes valley; - the secret to the power of the music of Szaszcsavas; - the origins of his widely-followed SvejciFarkas YouTube channel; and - what a “project manager” really does. Relea ..read more
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Master Class - Genesis of Hungarian Folk Music Research - with Soma Salamon
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Tanchaz Talk Interview’s Master Class series episodes comprehensively explore the complex mysteries of Hungarian folk music with Soma Salamon, Lecturer at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and one of Hungary’s most in-demand folk musicians and teachers. This episode examines the beginnings of Hungarian folk music research, including:   - peeling off the layers of ethnomusicology;  - early researchers in the 19th century;  - Béla Vikár's first-ever phonograph recording of Hungarian folk music; and  - Béla Bartók’s remarkable encounter with a Székely handmaiden. &nb ..read more
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Raif Hyseni
Tanchaz Talk Interviews
by Kalman Magyar
1y ago
Raif Hyseni is one of the most well-known Albanian musicians in the world, a highly respected folk music teacher, and the accordionist, arranger and bandleader for his wife, the legendary singer Merita Halili. Interview highlights:  - how the plight of Albanians in Kosovo, Raif's home, resembles that of the Hungarians in Transylvania;  - the cultural richness of Yugoslavia and Raif’s initial exposures to Hungarian folk music;  - an overview of the diverse Albanian folkloric regions and how best to learn folk music;  - the progression of folk music into more contemporary ..read more
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