Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool – musical biographical documentary 2019

Miles – The Genius far miles beyond his era!

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, visionary, and most of all in so many different waves of music he did. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial.

Coming to cinemas in Hungary from the end of August, gives an insight into Miles Davis’s life and career, based on his own words and autobiography of the music and pop culture icon. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tells the story of a truly singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn. Birth of the Cool lays out the complicated personal history and game changing musical revolutions of the jazz legend, and admirably tries to cover it all into a two-hour documentary. Directed By: Stanley Nelson – Runtime:115 minutes.

The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star, it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles’s bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music—from bebop to “cool jazz,” modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n’ roll, and even hip-hop.
The film’s debut at the cult Sundance Film Festival has seen unprecedented archive footage and personalized conversations with friends and co-creators portray the portrait of Miles Davis, for whom art was everything. Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Carlos Santana, or Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers are the names of world-renowned musicians who have been named for their landmark compilation record for Davis’ revolutionary arrangement.

English-American subtitled film portraits convey the Urania National Film Theater in Budapest, for the first time on

August, 30 at 8 p.m.

In addition, it will be featured at many other locations throughout the country,  distributed by Pannonia Entertainment.

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Japanese antique children’s kimono exhibition – Budapest – 2019

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House of Traditions –  László Maácz Gallery

1011 District I., 8. Corvin Square – Budapest

Exhibition Opening – Monday,  4 p.m.  September,  9, 2019.

In September, a special exhibition arrives to the House of Traditions. The Japanese Antique Children’s Exhibition, featuring approx. 40 pieces of kimono arrives  along with the Japan Foundation colored children’s toys. The exhibition will be opened by Anikó Lévai.

On  Saturday, September, 21., the exhibition will be held in conjunction with the program by Sowa Kimono Gakuin at the Heritage House – Theater Hall, which will also hold an interesting kimono show.

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Visit Gyula – Hungary’s National Holiday – 20/08/2019.

Whether visited Gyula or not it is a fine time for locals and foreigners  to join at the City of Gyula during the three-day National celebration, whereas one of the country’s largest, most beautiful lido and thermal baths of Hungary, the Gyula Castle Spa and other of experiences can be found just at your fingertips. Below are some highlights to take place during the 20th of August on Hungary’s National Holiday.

Visitors are more than welcome to join the celebration of the Foundation of the State of Hungary at the awesome venue of Gyula by the Castle Garden. The Castle of Gyula former Kingdom of Hungary is the only intact Gothic fortress flat in countryside of Hungary.

After refreshing a day at the mineral bath at 5 p.m. the Tale Corner awaiting for the little and elder children with
tales. Additional programs: Babika Folk Playhouse.

At 6 p.m. The Knights – Fairground Comedy. Continuing at 7 p.m. Regélők Singing band on the program.

Celebratory greeting  at 8.30 p.m. by Dr. Ernő Görgényi, Mayor of Gyula.

The Komorán band will hold a gala concert following by celebrating a national day with grand fireworks.

Visit Gyula and enjoy the sights and sound.

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The 33rd. Celebration of Crafts – The Buda Castle @ Budapest

Festival of Crafts tune into the four-day festival of crafts at Budapest!

August 17-20. 2019.

The 33rd Craft Celebration of Crafts  is a major topic of interest for many: footwear.

Particular emphasis is placed on the Szeged style slippers, exhibitions, fashion shows await those interested in the renaissance of to-day, see the secrets of shoemakers and how the contemporary Hungarian shoe designers reinterpret traditional footwear.

Also featured is the world-renowned master shoemaker whose family inherits the tricks of the profession from generation to generation. In their workshop they make perfectly fitting footwear for the customer’s foot, which is usually done with calfskin, but for more special pieces, they can use crocodile, salmon, shark, skate, ostrich or eel leather. Shoe makers from Iceland and Spain are also coming. In the workshop of the master from Turkey, Harry Potter film footwear can be admired.

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Hungary, in 2019, Japan will be the guest of honor at the Craft Festival.

With the help of Japanese craftsmen, you will get to know kimonos, fans, Japanese footwear, ceramics, furosiki bundles, Kokeshi dolls and much more. The visitors themselves learn to write Japanese brush, folded paper, or even Japan to arrange a bouquet of fresh flowers, but also a taste of Japanese food and drinks. In addition, visitors can learn about the most emblematic instrument of Japanese culture, the magician, the Japanese drum. The festival opens with an exotic, unknown, distant world from which we will all be richer.

During the 4days the best folk musicians, singers, storytellers and folk dancers of our country perform on the stages. There will be, among others, Felix Lajkó’s newest orchestral concert, Bálint Bársony with a very special musical treat with the Hungarian Rhapsody Project, Salon and Band, Kerekes Band, world famous American saxophonist and Dresch Quartett with a concert by Dezső Fitos. On the 17th of August we will be our guest, the Czifra Center project is on the way, where Romani Design will be introduced, Lajos Sárköz and his band, as well as scholarship holders of the Snétberger Foundation will perform.

For locals and foreigners staying, working in Hungary do not skip this unique festival where craft, music, dance will make the day for the visitors.

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Celtic Women #1 World Music Artist @ Budapest 2019.

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Budapest Convention Center

Friday, October, 25. 2019.

Celebrating the timeless emotion of Ireland’s centuries-old heritage and continuing its remarkable 12-year-legacy, the group’s repertoire encompasses Irish classics, contemporary songs, classical favorites and stirring originals, celebrating Ireland’s history whilst reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern Ireland. The Grammy award nominee Celtic Woman returns with theuir all-new tour to Budapest again after their 2017 tour to commence another forthcoming concert on Voices of Angels.

Don’t miss the inpiring performances of this timeless music complete with bagpipes, dancers, a full band and choir in an exceptional production with the angelic voices of Celtic Woman. Their sophisticated costum trigger your sight and impress their audience with more-and-more eye-catching elegant outfits … lace, beads, laces, satin skirts, elegant evening dreeses. During their performance the Celtic divas get to change their costum several times, in addition to their captivating.

The tour will showcase the angelic voices of Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, Megan Walsh renowned singers, and the band’s fourth member the new violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a talented group of musicians and dancers, the world-class performing collective celebrates Irelands’ rich music and cultural heritage, bringing a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.

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Chulent Festival  @ Budapest 2019.

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The 5th Annual Chulent Festival is soon to fill all along at District, VII. Kazinczy Street  –  Budapest.

There is no place better to have a tasty Chulent – Budapest

Sunday, August, 25.  11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Almost anyway around the world folks can find a place to eat Chulent. It is one of the most popular Jewish dishes from the ancient times.

The slow-cooked Jewish chulent can be prepared either from beans, other legumes, smoked goose breast or beef, eggs or onions.

The Jewish culinary festival will be organized in the heart of the Jewish District for the fifth time, by the Chabad Lubavitch congregation and the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation (EMIH).

Cholent speaks everyone’s language, whether you are Hungarian or Foreigner, Jewish or gentile, young or old. The strictly kosher festival will present the Chulent  variations of several countries.

In addition to enjoy the taste of the Chulent and other emblematic Jewish foods along with colorful additional festival programs such as: live music concerts … so beside gastronomic experiences, Jewish tunes can be enjoyed thanks to the Klezmer bands playing music thoughout the day. For children theater shows awaits the little ones. For young adults, friends and families fine time to get into the mood, having a splendid day with little Israel here in Budapest.

No need for entry tickets … it is free of charge.

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Hungary’s Cake of the Year – 2019

Winner cake of 2019 - Lace of Our Lady and the Little Chesnut cake

Hungary’s cake of the year happens once a year. This year the Hungarian Confectioner Craftsmen Corporation invited entries for the Hungarian Cake of the Year contest for the 13th time and as a tradition Hungary’s  Cake of the Country as to celebrate the National Holiday at the 20th of August. Thirty-one cakes were in competition and were prepared in their creations in front of the judges, who then after rated them based on professional aspects.

The finalists, this year’s  was winner was the “Boldogasszony Csipkéje” (Lace of Our Lady) Confectionery by Norbert Tóth the pastry chef from Dunaföldvár.  The lace of Our Lady is a real raspberry delicacy. More than half a pound of fruit. It consists of soaked sponge cake, raspberry and white chocolate cream, ganache with lemon and basil and raspberry jam.

Lace of Our Lady

Hungary’s free-sugar cake was revealed to be the winner of 2019 the “Kicsi Gesztenye” (Little Chestnut) cake by pastry chef László Gyuris from Szeged. The basic flavor of the cake is the chestnut, and also pleasantly sour cranberries and hazelnut crunch.

Little Chestnut Cake - Free sugar

Get ready for the real Hungarian heavenly delicious cakes. Surely if you are visiting, staying in Hungary at the time being the mouthwatering cakes cannot be missed to try this delicacy.

Are you a real gourmet? Surely if you are in Hungary you should try this delicacy.

In earlier years, the more modern French line dominated, but now the domestic taste was the winner at the jury.

For the 4th time was organized together with Hungary’s cake of the year the competition for traditionally made sourdough bread. Only those bakers were in competion making any bread without additives agents. Apparently, on the 20th of  August  celebrating Saint Steven Day – Hungary’s King.  This year’s harvest with the new bread as well. The winner was with white bread Szerencs Tarsoly – development of Pedró Bakery – made of wheat flour, durum flour, special shape, crispy, hand-made wheat bread.

 

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