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Budapest Folk Capital: Traditional Dances At St. Stephen's Basilica On Hungary's Latest Image Video

By Ferenc Sullivan // 2015.10.21.

A video shot for the twentieth birthday of Budapest’s Fonó Music Hall, an established centre of Hungarian culture with programmes ranging from jazz and world music concerts to dance houses and festivals in and outside the building, has the potential of becoming the country’s new image film.

The Fonó Music Hall, a central institution of Hungarian folk and dance house life, opened in Sztregova utca in Budapest’s District XI exactly twenty years ago, on 20 October 1995.

To mark the occasion, the music hall shot a spectacular 4:45-minute image video entitled Budapest Folk Capital, featuring well-known names from the Hungarian folk music scene such as Ágnes Herczku, István “Szalonna” Pál, Szilvia Bognár, Julianna Paár, Andrea Navratil, Júlia Kubinyi and dancers from the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, and the Bartók and Bem dance ensembles, among other performers.

The clip features dancers performing a traditional Hungarian dance typical of the Mezőség region of western Transylvania at St. Stephen’s Basilica, central Budapest.