The Rough Guide to the music of Hungary
Various Artistsreview by djkloog
“Hungarian music, which bears the influence of folk, gypsy and Jewish tunes, is a living and breathing European tradition with its own unique instruments. Listen out for cimbalom master Kálmán Balogh, dazzling fiddler Róbert Lakatos, and traditional gypsy party band Parno Graszt.”
These compilations tend to have something for everybody. Included of course are multigenerational musicians who span and cross genres – traditional music melds with external – classical training meets folk traditions. And yet other groups remain firmly rooted in their unique geographic sound. The result is a survey of the current state of Hungarian popular music in its various manifestations. Listen for the Hungarian Version of the hammered dulcimer – the cimbalon. FCC Clean Try tracks 1,2,3,4.