Roberto Juan Rodriguez
The Best of Marta Sebestyen: Voice of "The English Patient"
Kismet
Márta Sebestyén

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While the popular salon songs of the gypsy orchestras were long assumed to be the traditional folk tunes of Hungary, the truth behind the nation's musical history was not widely revealed until the early 20th century, when a unique and previously unknown folk tradition -- dating back some 4,000 years to the culture's very roots -- was unearthed in the Finno-Ugrian linguistic group of the Volga-Kama region of the Russian Republic. With its pentatonic (five-note) songs and descending patterns, it is most similar to the songs of the Mari people of the Volga/Kama, with most of the traditional Hungarian repertoire directly originating in this region.

Hungarian Folk Artists Highlights

Roberto Juan Rodriguez
Roberto Juan Rodriguez
Márta Sebestyén
Márta Sebestyén
Muzsikás
Muzsikás

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Hungarian Folk Album Highlights

The Best of Marta Sebestyen: Voice of "The English Patient"
Márta Sebestyén
The Best of Marta ...
Kismet
Márta Sebestyén
Kismet
Muzsikas
Márta Sebestyén
Muzsikas
Vujicsics
Vujicsics
Vujicsics
Máramaros: The Lost Jewish Music of Transylvania
Muzsikás
Máramaros: The Lost ...
Fly Bird, Fly: The Very Best of Muzsikas
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Fly Bird, Fly: The Very ...

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Hungarian Folk Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Hidegen Fujnak a Szelek
Muzsikás / Márta Sebestyén
Tavasz, Tavasz (Spring, Spring) Márta Sebestyén
Hindi Lullabye Márta Sebestyén
Eddig Vendég (Up to Now) Csókolom
Panama Pacific Drag, song
Joseph Moskowitz
A Couple's Dances from Mezöség Márta Sebestyén
Sirba, Tropca & Hora from Dobrogea Kálmán Balogh
Odavagyok Magáért
Erno Kállai Kiss, Jr.

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