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Vadalma: Hungarian Folk Songs in Handmade Arrangements
May 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $10 - $20
Vadalma (“Wild Apple”) is a collaborative project led by Zina Bozzay with Matthew Szemela and Misha Khalikulov that explores vibrant, intimate arrangements of old Hungarian folk songs. Singing songs directly from village traditions of Transylvania, Moldavia, Transdanubia and other parts of the Carpathian Basin, the musicians integrate both traditional and original accompaniment to frame these rich melodies.
Trained in Hungary, Zina Bozzay has performed at the Táncháztalálkozó, Hungarian Heritage House, and National Theatre in Budapest. She has been a soloist at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, the Golden Festival in New York, and for Hungarian community events. Zina 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. As the founder and leader of the Hungarian Folk Singing Circle (Népdalkör), her work also involves teaching, research, lecturing, and community-building.
Zina Bozzay – vocals
Matthew Szemela – violin
Misha Khalikulov – cello
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Admission: $10-20. Doors at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm. All ages welcome.
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