Hungary – November 2012

In November of 2012, the Songs of the Soul team was invited to give 3 concerts in Budapest and 1 in Szeged, Hungary.? This was a very enjoyable series from the performer side of things because it didn’t require too much moving around.? The first three concerts were in the same auditorium of Mom Kultur?lis K?zpont with our hotel just across the street.? That means that we could really get to know the hall and perfect the performances.? Performers were Blue Flower, Paree’s Group, Arthada and Friends, Mandu and Visuddhi and Sahadeva’s Orchestra.? I was very happy to be joined by Parichayaka and Christian for these concerts.? I thought that Blue Flower, which is a female ensemble from the former Yugoslavia, was particularly good on this tour.? Each of the concerts in Budapest attracted about 600 people.

The concert hall in Budapest
The concert hall in Budapest

The concert in Szeged, which is approximately 3 hours from Budapest also saw about 600 attendees.? That venue was called Rendezv?nyk?zpont.

The concert hall in Szeged
The concert hall in Szeged

I had been to Hungary before, but this time allowed for a little more sightseeing which I appreciated.? Budapest is filled with history, and it was nice to be able to discover that.? One highlight was visiting the Turkish baths which were built by the Turks (good name for them, then?) during the Ottoman Empire starting in the 1500’s.

The view from the castle
The view from the castle

Thanks to the organizers and to audiences!

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