How Danyèl Waro from Réunion discovered folk music as a mean of fight against oppression

In the first twenty years of my career, playing maloya was something to fight for, not to live from – says Danyel Waro, the “proud bastard” of Réunion.

An eternal mystery: Cécile McLorin Salvant lets her hoarse voice fly

Three years after her first Budapest concert, she is coming back as part of a duo with New Orleans pianist Sullivan Fortner.

Some Favourites of the Erdődy Orchestra – interview with Zsolt Szefcsik

Innovative spirit, rediscovery of forgotten pieces, playing at unusual places, contributing to Polish-Hungarian siblinghood: this is the Erdődy Orchestra.

African percussionists invite you to a night you’ll never forget!

Singer Mbene Diatta Seck, talking drum master Modou Mbaye and dancer Fatou Wore Mboup are joined by legendary veteran characters from the Dakar scene.

Music that shows you how deep can silence be – interview with James Wood

Rumi always returns us to the quiet, reflective state of Khamush in the final strophe – this is to allow ’the giver of speech to speak’.

Electra is a murderer in my view – says choreographer János Feledi

Characters stay the same, but we put them in contemporary situations. Swirling and flowing emotions will be easy to understand and feel.

Create your inner images – on the basis of sounds! – interview with drummer Julian Sartorius

I’m playing the piece with recordings doing one part and me the other. I’m alone on stage, but I’m not playing alone – says drummer Julian Sartorius.

Angels fly to Budapest – Péter Eötvös’ opera for the first time in Hungary

The Budapest premiere will happen on the 10th of October as part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, together with the Neue Oper Wien.

In John Cage’s piece, the singer feels naked on stage – interview with opera singer Katalin Károlyi

Katalin Károlyi mezzosoprano will give the concerts Human Voice 2.1 and 2.2. The repertoire consists of three contemporary pieces of different kinds.

If it is worth showing the audience, I never hesitate – interview with Gábor Hollerung

Gábor Hollerung, conductor of the Ernő Dohnányi Symphonic Orchestra in Budafok, believes that neither romantic nor emotional music can go out of fashion.

Nick Cave’s guitarist is giving a concert in the Müpa

Two of Dirtmusic’s founding members are Chris Eckman and Hugo Race. Latter was in Nick Cave’s accompanying band Bad Seeds, and played on its first album.

Rolando Villazón – opera singer with jester vibes and a dinosaur mask

After leaving the shower cabin, Villazón started to develop his voice – and fell in love with the genre of opera forever.

“We are all related!” – A show featuring a Hungarian ethnomusicologist and Caucasian folk musicians

Gergely Agócs has been conducting research in the Caucasus for almost two decades. His new show Paternal Branch features former research participants.

Japanese lady found alternative ways that led to Hungarian composer – interview with Ryoko Aoki

After the concert, Toshio Hosokawa introduced me to Peter. He knew that I am Noh singer, he said “Please sing my piece Harakiri”.

Amazonas, carnivals, rainforests – a composer’s fabulous life in music

Heitor Villa-Lobos applies Johann Sebastian Bach’s characteristic harmonies and counterpoints to Brazilian folk music, and also honoures Mozart…

Jazz Spring welcomes three great female jazz musicians this year

Jane Monheit can thank Ella Fitzgerald, Ida Nielsen to Prince, and Tia Fuller to Beyoncé that their career had a great start.

Why do musicians fear Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3?

“Rachmaninoff composed this peace to do whatever he wanted with the instrument he dominated. It was a demonstration of possibilities.”

Constant, Real-time Composition

Naturally, people have expectations and prejudices regarding such a famous piece, but the final result works in a way similar to jazz standards…

The Far East Draws Near

To us, Tai Chi Chuan is not just a martial art, but a system of motion and composition made up of given movements in perfect harmony with nature…

Bauhaus: The Style We Have Never Known

There is no end to centennial walking tours, while countless exhibitions on the topic keep opening. But what is Hungary’s connection to this German school?

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