Monday, 6 June 2011

LOSZ Festival - Hodmezovasarhely

One of the liveliest programmes in Hodmezovasarhely is the LOSZ festival in June. This year it is organised for the 10th-11th of June. It is the fifth time it has been organised.

The main idea of this event is to try to preserve Hungarian culture that is why there are folk dance groups, and folk groups singing authentic Hungarian folk songs. But on the other hand it is also a great opportunity for young artists to show their talent so there are also blues and rock concerts in the evening. In my opinion one of the best part of the festival will be the evening and I would like to recommend  two concerts. Makam is a well-know group both in Hungary and abroad. They play ethno music and modernity and tradition are mixed in their music. They try to preserve traditional Hungarian music  buta t the same time give it a modern twist. I think it is very unique and worth listening to. Vatafaka is my personal favourite. To call them musicians is an exaggaration. There are six drummers in the group but instead of real drums they use industrial rubbish. It is kind of traditional as they say their music is the continuity of tribal  drumming. Apart from drums there is a doromb or jew’s harp. I would not say they give concerts these events are rather performances. If you are aware of the fact that the members are not completely sane you will have a great time. Especially because there will be plenty of beer and wine to drink!



Vatafaka -  Best drum performance from Hodmezovasarhely


  1. tomcruisescience14 July 2011 at 10:21

    Love these small regional festivals they have a special feeling. Maybe next year I'll make a visit there. Provided Vatafaka plays again! Very cool!!!!