Csángó folk music with koboz from Hungary

Hungarian csango folkmusic with koboz by Andras BenkőHungarian historical music, moldavian csango folk music from Moldva, instrument showcase, performances, concerts, children programs performing by András Benkő who plays with a very special music instrument - koboz.  

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Watch Sültü Band and András Benkő music videos on Koboz.hu!

Watch folk music videos on koboz.hu! Csango folk music by Sültü Band and András Benkő, Budapest, HungaryHere there are! Sültü Band's new music videos for Swift Hungarian Dance, Belt Dance, Gregory Dance and Hand Dance. Moldavian Csángó folk music by András Benkő and Sültü Band was featured among a diverse plate of live concerts on the main stage of the the 17th annual Museums' May Day Festival 2012, hosted by the Hungarian National Museum on May 19 and 20. 

Watch new full length music videos from András Benkő and Sültü Band for free on koboz.hu.

Csango folk music by András Benkő and Sültü Band

Csango folk music by Andras Benko and Sultu BandMoldavian Csángó folk music by András Benkő and Sültü Band was featured among a diverse plate of live concerts on the main stage of the the 17th annual Museums' May Day Festival 2012, hosted by the Hungarian National Museum on May 19 and 20. 

Sültü Band entertained the festival audience with Csángó folk music from Moldavia playing traditional instruments such as the cobza (a type lute), the sültü (recorder used in Hungarian folk music) and drums on a lovely Saturday afternoon. Several other bands playing soul, blues, jazz, rock or folk music.

Tying the knot to Csángó folk music from Moldavia (photo gallery)

Very special wedding with Moldavian csángó music - Andras BenköSültü Band had the privilege of playing at a very special wedding on Saturday, October 1. The unique venue of the nuptials was a historic early medieval church dating back to the 12th century, which had once belonged to the now extinct village of Gercse. The church occupies the middle of a clearing at the foot of Hármashatár hill in the undulating landscape of Budapest's northeastern periphery.

Walking with Ági and Zsolt through the fields felt like a scene right out of a Tarkovsky movie. Blue skies, bright sunshine, the vast expanse of the fields around us, Moldavian csángó music, a sense of void and complete at the same time... 

Big city kids dance to folk music, learn about cobza with Sültü Band

András Benkő singing traditional grape- and wine-themed harvest songs, accompanying himself on the cobzaOur folk band was invited to play at a grape harvest festival on the last day of September - this time to one taking place at a kindergarten in the Óbuda district of Budapest. On arrival, Sültü Band was greeted by a bevy of some 200 grinning, buzzing preschoolers.

The teachers treated us to a "welcome drink" of fresh-squeezed grape juice, and the party was soon in full swing. Songs and folk dance music were played in turn for more than one-and-a-half hours. Inspired by the contagious enthusiasm of kindergarten teachers, the parents as well as their kids were dancing up a storm!

Csángó folk music at Budapest Museums' May Day 2011

Csango folk music from Hungary - Sultu Folk BandMoldavian Csángó folk music by András Benkő and Sültü Band was featured among a diverse plate of live concerts on the main stage of the the 16th annual Museums' May Day Festival 2011, hosted by the Hungarian National Museum on May 21 and 22. 

Sültü Band entertained the festival audience with Csángó folk music from Moldavia playing traditional instruments such as the cobza (a type lute), the sültü (recorder used in Hungarian folk music), violin and drums on a lovely Sunday afternoon. Among the other performers were the Customs Office Brass Band, Irish folk musicians Finnegan's Wake, and several other bands playing soul, blues, jazz, rock or folk music.

Carnival procession, bonfire dance with folk music from Moldavia

Csango folk music with Sultu Band - in Budapest, HungarySounds of music, dance and merriment filled the air at the Skanzen heritage park in Szentendre, near Budapest, as Sültü Band walked from house to house with visitors in tow, opening a kid-friendly Shrovetide Carnival on March 6, 2011.

Evoking the traditional folk tunes of the small Hungarian-speaking Csángó communities in Moldavia and the Ghymes valley, the ensemble encouraged young and old alike to join in and shake a leg while touring peasants' dwellings from various regions of Hungary on an early spring Sunday morning.   

Csango folk music and folk dance party in 2011

Sültü Zenekar 2011with Sültü Band every second Saturday evening in Budapest, Hungary in 2011. 

The program starts with dance teaching from 7pm and than it follows a unique hungarian csango dancehouse to 1am. There is song teaching in the break where you can teach original folk songs by the singer of the Sültü Group.

Last folk dance party:

18/06/2011, 19.00-01.00 (7.pm-1.am)

Interview with a hungarian folk musician Andras Benkö

Andras Benko musician: folk music and early music with koboz from Hungary Interview with short clips in the webtelevision with a folk- and historical musician Andras Benkö (koboz) from Budapest, Hungary. 

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PICTURES & VIDEO

Families enjoy Moldavian folk dancing at Budapest church's Parish Day

Families enjoy Moldavian folk dancing at Budapest church's Parish DayWith several hundred participants in attendance, the Roman Catholic Our Lady of the Stone (Kövi Szűz Mária) Church celebrated its Parish Day on June 5, 2010. Offering an exciting palette of family-oriented activities which included a traditional Moldavian barn dance, the event took place on the northernmost tip of Hajógyári-sziget, an island in the river Danube named for the shipyards it used to accommodate in the Budapest district of Óbuda.

With Sültü Band playing traditional instruments such as the cobza, sültü and drums, the one-hour event was complete with folk dance learning and suitable for all age groups. 

Folk music and folk dance party every second Saturday evening

Csango folk music - Andras Benko and the Sultu Bandwith Sültü Band in FMH (XI. dist. Fehérvári út 47.), Budapest, Hungary. The program is moldavian csango folk dance party with easy folk dances and song teaching. 

Next folk dance party:

15/01/2011, 19.00-01.00 (7.pm-1.am)
 

Museums’ Art Festival with Sultu Band’ Csángó folk music concert

Museums’ Art Festival with Sultu Band’ Csángó folk music concertThe garden of the Hungarian National Museum bursts into bloom in May, bringing together more than 100 museums, live music, dance and theater, and hands-on crafts, to name a few...

It's a two-day, free-entry celebration of museums, which as you know come in all sizes and colors: small and large, village and national, folk and historical art and functional. Take a virtual tour of them all, so you can plan your future cultural and artistic outings.

Sultu Folk Band’ concert in the Museum Garden on Sunday, May 16, 2010. (pm 2:30) 

Folk band treats Prague fans to Csángó tunes, cobza demo, Hungarian early music

András Benkő, Musician: Csángó Folk Music and medieval and renaissance minstrel songs from Hungary.Sültü Band gave a performance in the Czech Republic on November 7, 2009. A keen audience at the Hungarian Culture Center in Prague enjoyed a 90-minute sampling of early music and traditional folk tunes by Budapest-based Sültü Band.

In addition to folk songs and dances from Transylvania's Ghymes Valley and those of the Hungarian-speaking Csángó minority in Moldavia, the program also featured medieval and renaissance minstrel songs from Hungary. The concert was not solely a musical experience, as the band members' presentations offered the audience a unique opportunity to acquaint themselves with historic instruments, such as the cobza or sültü, rarely seen and heard in concert halls today.   

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Sultu Band - csango folk music in Budapest Sporthalle, Hungary

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Hungarian folk music group - The Sültü Band - plays csango folk music on the Main Stage in the Budapest Sportarena, on the International Dance-house Festival 31th March 2007.

It was a big success because about 8-10.000 people were dancing and singing in the Arena in front of the Stage. This program belonged to the International Dance-house Festival.

Here there are! Two folk music videos about the concert and the folk dance party.

Barn dance in Hungary - Events in 2010

The Sultu Band - Moldavian Csango Folkmusic, HungaryBarn dance (folk dance party) with Sültü Band every second Saturday evening in Budapest, Hungary in 2010.

Next folk dance party:

15. 05. 2010 - (19.00-01.00)
Dance teaching from 7pm, than moldavian csango dancehouse to 1am

In 2010 again! More events: