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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!

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