Hungarian Folk Singing Workshop with Zina Bozzay

by Jalopy Theatre
Hungarian Folk Singing Workshop with Zina Bozzay
Sun, 28 Apr 2024 (EDT)
03:00PM - 05:00PM
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Jalopy Theatre
315 Columbia St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Curator Emily Eagen
Hungarian Folk Singing Workshop with Zina Bozzay
Sunday April 28th
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Join us to learn beautiful traditional Hungarian folk songs! This workshop is open to participants of all musical and language backgrounds, with no previous experience in the style required. In the first half-hour we will go over Hungarian pronunciation for those who need it, followed by the song teaching. Songs will be taught directly from village source recordings, and participants will receive those recordings, printed song lyrics, English translations, and background information on the songs, regions, and traditions.

Following the singing workshop, put what you learned into practice at the rocking Hungarian folk dance party known as “táncház” , with doors at 6:30pm.

Visiting Jalopy from Budapest, Zina Bozzay is an active performer, researcher, and teacher of traditional Hungarian village folk songs around the world. Born in San Francisco as the daughter of a Hungarian immigrant and trained by master folk singers in Hungary, she collects songs from the last living village singers who learned in the oral tradition. Her deep commitment to accessibility and the diaspora led to founding the Hungarian Folk Singing Circle (Népdalkör) in 2010 with a focus on serving Hungarian-Americans and non-Hungarian speakers, and since then she has taught folk songs to thousands of people from over 50 countries on six continents. She holds a Masters degree in Music and tours internationally with her ensemble Vadalma, performing her acclaimed original arrangements.

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