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National Unity Day
On the occasion of National Unity Day, HUNINEU, the Office for the Representation of Hungarian National Communities and Balassi Institute is organising a panel discussion about the state of affairs of Hungarian national communities, complemented by a musical programme. The discussion will touch upon the current situation of Hungarians living in Upper Hungary, Transylvania, Vojvodina and Zakarpattia Oblast, tackling the different problems experienced by these communities, and exploring the opportunities through which Hungarians living in these separated regions could establish a positive, liveable and flourishing future for themselves.
Participants of the panel discussion:
Pál Csáky, Hungarian engineer from Slovakia, politician and writer, member of the European Parliament
Andor Deli, Hungarian politician from Vojvodina, member of the European Parliament
György Kota, director of the Hungarian-Ukrainian Chamber of Trade and Industry
Anna Magyar, vice-president of the General Assembly of Csongrád County, member of the European Committee of the Regions
Lóránt Vincze, Hungarian journalist from Romania, politician, president of the Federal Union of European Nationalities
Zsófia Villegas-Vitézy, director of Balassi Institute Brussels
The panel discussion will be held in English.
The programme will be complemented by a folk concert by Júlia Kubinyi and her fellow musicians.
Fúdd el jó szél, fúdd el… – The Hungarian Folk Music of the Pannonian Basin
The concert of Júlia Kubinyi folk singer and her fellow musicians aims to give insight into the diversity of Hungarian folk music and to highlight the characteristics of the music of each region.
“To me, Hungarian folk music is the dearest of all, and folk singing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. The thoughts and feelings expressed in folk songs are equally relatable and relevant to the people living today. As a performer I believe in the importance of knowing the style of the different regions of the Hungarian language area, and I try to interpret folk songs in an authentic way, because, in my experience, the true beauty of folk songs lies in their originality.”
– Júlia Kubinyi
On the occasion of National Unity Day, our programme will focus on the presentation of the authentic musical traditions of isolated regions such as Transylvania, Upper Hungary, Zakarpattia Oblast and Lower Hungary.
Júlia Kubinyi – vocals
Márton Pusko – violin
Gábor Dragony – viola
Barna Mihálydeák – double bass