Natalia Zagyva and Életfa
Szep Szivarvany (Beautiful Rainbow)
A szeretet próbája
Szép szivárvány koszorúza az eget
Featuring the voice of former Eletfa member Natalia Zagyva, this recording was made before Natalia moved back to Hungary. The CD is a collection of village folk songs with instrumental accompaniment mainly by Kalman "Ocsi" Magyar; some tracks are re-releases from the Gyokereink album.
The tracks on the CD are: Mérai Csárdások (Kalotaszeg), Szép szivárvány koszorúza az eget (Maros mente) A szeretet próbája (Lészped, Moldva), Tarka puszér (Méra, Kalotaszeg), Bácskai csárdások, Nem vagy legény, Berci (Felcsík), Bõg a bárány az erdõbe (Magyaró, Maros Mente), Névnapköszöntõ (Szék, Mezõség), Magyarbõdi dalok (Abaúj-Torna), Szék városi öreg templom harangja (Szék, Mezõség), Erdõ, erdõ, erdõ (Szék, Mezõség), Megátkozott engem az édesanyám (Méra, Kalotaszeg), Gyimesi kerekes és magyaros, Bácskai ugrósok, Nincsen a világon nagyobb nyomorúság (Szék, Mezõség), Mezõkölpényi táncok (Kelet-Mezõség), Szent István ének (Moldva).
Natalia Zagyva - vocals
József "Heki" Gartai - Kontra, Vocals
Attila Papp - Bass, Percussive Cello, Vocals
Kálmán "Öcsi" Magyar - Violin, Trumpet-Violin, Hurdy-Gurdy, Kontra, Dance, Vocals|
Ildikó Magyar - Violin, Vocals, Dance
Raul Rothblatt - Cello, Bass, Percussive Cello
Beatrix Magyar-Nagy - Dance, Vocals, Percussive-Cello, Kontra
Katalin Hajdu-Németh - Dance, Vocals, Percussive Cello
László Hajdu-Németh - Dance, Kontra, Vocals
About the ensemble:
The Eletfa Hungarian Folk Ensemble is a group of eight performers from the New Jersey/New York area. The Ensemble treats its audiences to a high-energy, entertaining tour of Hungary's folk music, song and dance culture, guided throughout by engaging narrative and demonstrations. The group's members specialize in and present the authentic, archaic folklore from the villages of present-day Hungary, Transylvania, Romania, Slovakia and beyond. The members of Eletfa are all driven by their love and respect for Hungarian folk music and dance, the importance in preserving Hungarian dance, music and culture in North America, and the dedication to performing and spreading the joy of music, song and dance.
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