Hungarian Folk Singing Workshop w/ Zina Bozzay

Saturday, April 29, 2:00-5:00 pm


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Come learn exquisite songs crafted over generations of unbroken oral tradition. This workshop will include Hungarian pronunciation, an orientation to the style, and two contrasting songs taught aurally directly from village source recordings. Source recordings, song word sheets and translations are provided to participants. This is a welcoming, friendly space to learn beautiful traditional Hungarian village songs, and we welcome experienced singers who are familiar with or new to this style for this afternoon workshop. Please share with any friends who may be interested.


Trained by master folk singers in Hungary, Zina Bozzay has performed at the Táncháztalálkozó, Hungarian Heritage House, and National Theatre in Budapest, and has been a soloist at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, the Golden Festival in New York, and the Kárpátok 50th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles. Founder and leader of the Hungarian Folk Singing Circle (Népdalkör) in San Francisco, she teaches traditional folk songs to Hungarians and Americans, beginners through professionals, including members of KITKA, Janam, Stellamara, Zhena Folk Chorus, Eszterlánc Hungarian Folk Ensemble, and others. She holds a Masters in Music Composition, and with her ensemble Vadalma, she creates historically-informed, innovative chamber arrangements using both traditional and non-traditional accompaniment. More information here.


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This workshop has been made possible by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.

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