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!


A couple of photos of the preschool grape harvest festival:

Szüreti táncház moldvai csángó népzenére -

Preschoolers shaking a leg to Csángó folk music from Moldavia at a Budapest kindergarten.

Csángó népzene gyerekeknek egy óvodai szüreti bálon

Members of Sültü band showcasing historic instruments before playing Csángó
barn dance music to preschool kids, parents and teachers.

Benkő András szüreti dalokat énekel koboz kísérettel egy óvodai rendezvényen

András Benkő singing traditional grape- and wine-themed harvest songs, 
accompanying himself on the cobza

Credits for the photos go to Eleonóra Metz.



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