|AHF Presents: Heveder Band - Hungarian Transylvanian Folk Music Concert|
6/8/2011 - The AHF Cultural Committee sponsors night of Transylvanian Folk Music with Heveder! We are proud to announce that the genuine, virtuoso, EMKE Award-winning Heveder Folk Music Band from Transylvania has finally come to America! The group, accompanied by two of Hungary’s most respected folkdance performers Irén Deffend and Flórián Hajdú, wowed the audience at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church in Bethesda, MD on June 1, 2011.
The audience was treated to a breathtaking concert & dance show that made us all fall in love with authentic Transylvanian music and dance. A táncház (dance house) and dance teaching followed the concert. Zsuzsa Seres, Event Chair and member of the AHF Cultural Committee, herself an accomplished Hungarian folk dancer and vocalist, was the Master of Ceremonies. AHF Co-President and Cultural Affairs Committee Chairman Zoltan Bagdy also greeted the audience. All proceeds from the event went to support the band.
Folkdance performers Irén Deffend and Flórián Hajdú. Irén has been the lead solo dancer of Hungary’s Honvéd Ensemble since 1996. Flórián has been a member of the Budapest Ensemble since 1998. After performances in the New York area and this show in Washington, DC, Heveder moves on to Cleveland, Ohio, for a June 11th show at St. Emeric's.
Levente Fazakas: Violin / Voice
Duna TV (Hungary) aired an entire episode of the “Living Folk Music” series about the band in 2008. Heveder premiered the Csavasi Ballada composition of the Haromszek Ensemble in 2009, for which they received the Symposium of Professional Dance Groups Award. The band has also received the EMKE Kacso Andras Award in 2008.
Andras Kacso was the master of Traditional Transylvanian Folk Dance. Born in Alsósófalva (Hungarian populated village in Rumania), he committed his life to keeping Transylvanian - Hungarian folk dance alive during communism. To honor his life, EMKE (Erdélyi Magyar Közművelődési Egyesület - Cultural Association of Transylvanian-Hungarians) gives its Kacso Andras Award to artists and individuals whose contributions and achievements keep Hungarian Folk Tradition alive.
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM
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