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Hungarian Heritage Festival: STREET FESTIVAL

September 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN ARTS AND CRAFTS presentations and interactive workshops for children and adults, with award-winning Hungarian artists during the whole day.

Ildikó Fekete: egg painting

Attila Kovács: boot and leather making

Elemér Sümegi: violin making

Levente Lehel Sütő: furniture painting

Ildikó Tóth: blue-dying

Anna Vidák: feltmaking

Bernadett Zelei Pap: embroidering


11 a.m. – Children’s Dance

12 p.m. – Matyóland

1 p.m. – Székelyland

2 p.m. – Sárköz

3 p.m. – Küküllő River Valley

4 p.m. – Kalotaszeg

5 p.m. – Szatmár, Children’s Dance

5:30 p.m. – Mezőség


The Transylvanian Üsztürü Band, Marianna Nyitrai (vocal), Levente Fazakas (violin), and Mihály Dresch (flute) who are true interpreters of the authentic Hungarian folk music, featuring internationally known award-winning folk dancers Norbert Cimbi Kovács and Hortenzia Lőrincz and the dancers of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: György Ágfalvi, Andrea Lévay, Beatrix Borbély, and Balázs Szoboszlai

Üsztürü was founded in 1992 by young Hungarian musicians born in Transylvania who were rooted in communities where Hungarian folk music was still a living tradition. The members of the ensemble were able to learn and play with the last of the great masters of Transylvanian music. Through their many years of playing and studying with these folk artists and collecting their music, Üsztürü’s musicians have continued to carry on the tradition of Transylvanian Hungarian music. The special guest of the band is Levente Fazakas, Transylvanian fiddle player, leader of Heveder Band, and recipient of the Grand Prize in 2016 at the Violinists’ Competition in Balatonfüred.

Another special guest of the Band is singer Marianna Nyitrai, who is an expert in folk music, the nature of the “unwritten” world, and the musical thought processes underpinning the oral tradition. Her objective is to introduce the talent and the messages conveyed in the work of master folk singers, old and young, to the public.