Big city kids dance to folk music, learn about cobza with Sültü Band
Our 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!
A couple of photos of the preschool grape harvest festival:
Preschoolers shaking a leg to Csángó folk music from Moldavia at a Budapest kindergarten.
Members of Sültü band showcasing historic instruments before playing Csángó
barn dance music to preschool kids, parents and teachers.
András Benkő singing traditional grape- and wine-themed harvest songs,
accompanying himself on the cobza
Credits for the photos go to Eleonóra Metz.