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  • 1317 San Pablo Avenue
  • Berkeley, CA, 94702
  • United States
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A whole day event!
Join us for a special concert of Vadalma and Veretski Pass, with traditional Hungarian folk arts workshops all afternoon leading up to the concert! Celebrating Vadalma's debut album release, recorded in Budapest this spring and summer!

Music from the Carpathian Basin

Workshops -- Open to first-timers and long-timers! See below for details on each workshop.
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Hungarian Beaded Necklace Workshop 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - Transylvanian Embroidery Workshop
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Bobbin Lace Display and Demos 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Hungarian Folk Singing Workshop
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Moldavian Csángó Folk Dance Workshop 

8:00 pm - 9:15 pm Vadalma 
9:35 pm - 10:35 pm Veretski Pass

Hungarian village folk songs in handmade arrangements. Music of Elderflowers album release! Be the first get the new CD, hot off the presses!!
Vadalma (“Wild Apple”) creates vibrant, intimate settings of Hungarian village folk songs, featuring the rich singing traditions of Transylvania, Moldva, Transdanubia, and other areas of the Carpathian Basin. Led by Zina Bozzay, with violinist Matthew Szemela and cellist Misha Khalikulov, these striking melodies, unique rhythms, and colorful lyrics are framed with both traditional and original accompaniment. Vadalma learns all of their repertoire directly from last living village singers and archival field recordings, and has collaborated with numerous musicians from Hungary, including Agócs Gergely, Navratil Andrea, and Dűvő. Vadalma’s engaging performances bring a new face to this beautiful heritage around the U.S. More info at www.zinabozzay.com/vadalma

Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes crossed into the Carpathian basin to settle what later became the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia; Jewish melodies from Poland and Rumania; Hutzul wedding music from Carpathian-Ruthenia; and haunting Rebetic aires from Smyrna, seamlessly integrated with original compositions. Their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10-best recording lists of journalists since 2002. See more at www.veretskipass.com.

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