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100-member Gypsy Band – 35th Anniversary Gala Concert @ Budapest

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Sunday, February, 9. 2020. – 7 p.m.

Budapest Sports Arena

Had on your mind to get into the Gypsy music? Well a great opportunity to spend the evening enjoying the real Hungarian Gypsy Music.

Since its inception, the 100-member Gypsy Orchestra has garnered international acclaim and love from audiences, and has performed tirelessly around the world. The group was established 35 years ago, the world-famous troupe is a classical symphony orchestra. A unique group of its own musical formation in the world. They traveled to Africa, America, Asia, Australia, many European cities, where held more than a thousand concerts.

At the large-scale concert brings the mood to the festive season. Along side the 100-member gypsy group will perform Margit Bango Kossuth award winner icon, Anita Masa artist, Béla Berki – Monti’s Czardas, also Artisjus award & Hungarian Radio Singing Competition specialty and Csaba Jakab internationally recognized talent from Transylvania.

By-the-way, this a superb opportunity especially for the foreigners staying in Budapest to catch up with the real Hungarian Gypsy Music, not to mention a great memory of adventure to take home from Hungary. Photos share by kusette. To make  sure to to have a seat, check through internet and/or at the ticket office on the spot.

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Seattle’s legends Pearl Jam – July, 15. 2020. @ Budapest

Budapest Aréna

District, XIV., 2. Stefánia Road

The Grammy-winning grunge group PEARL JAM will embark on a European tour next summer!

Budapest’s concert  ticket go on sale beginning December, 7. 2019. The date  is pretty much ahead, but don’t forget to save the date in time!

PEARL JAM’s tour will kick off on on June 23 in Frankfurt, Germany and will include 3 festival appearances — Lollapalooza Stockholm – Sweden, Rock Werchter – Belgium and Lollapalooza Paris – France.

Not to worry they will stop by in Budapest to hold an awesome concert to make their Pearl Jam fans the day of the year. Can hear the original members on stage. Pearl Jam are one of the only iconic bands from the grunge era remaining who haven’t endured the loss of one of its members. They have one of the best Grunge Albums of all time with the Soundgarden, “Down on the Upside”  from 1996.

Here are  their European Tour Dates:
June, 23 – Frankfurt, DE @ Festhalle
June, 25 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbühne
June, 27 – Stockholm, SE @ Lollapalooza Stockholm
June, 29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Royal Arena
July, 02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
July, 05 – Imola, IT @ Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
July, 07 – Vienna, AT @ Wiener Stadthalle
July, 10 – London, UK @ BST Hyde Park
July, 13 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena
July, 15 – Budapest, HU @ Budapest Arena
July, 17 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
July, 19 – Paris, FR @ Lollapalooza Paris
July, 21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome

Hitting Budapest and Zurich – for the first time since 1996 and 2000, respectively – the band will be joined by special guests PIXIES, IDLES, and White Reaper.

If your close enough to Budapest at the time being, make sure to purchased your ticket in advance not to be missed.

So was said earlier this year by bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard  that PEARL JAM was “in the middle” of the songwriting sessions for the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s “Lightning Bolt” album.

In March 2017, PEARL JAM released a new song called “Can’t Deny Me”. The just-over-two-and-a-half-minute track was co-produced by the band and Brendan O’Brien. The music for the song was written by guitarist Mike McCready and lyrics by singer Eddie Vedder. Artwork for the single was created by Ament and videographer Kevin Shuss.

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“They Shall Not Grow Old” – Peter Jackson Documentary – Hungary

New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson on the occasion to commemorate the centennial of the end of the WW I. has created a visually staggering thought experiment. An immersive deep-dive into what it was like for the ordinary British soldiers on the western front. The documentary is in use of diaries and letters for narrative voice cover, also used lip-readers to help dub in what the men are actually saying.

The documentary using state-of-the-art 3D technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I. to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and their dreams of the future.

The documentary already received countless awards, around the world at fim festivals:

This year already received countless awards: BAFTA Awards 2019, Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, Rotterdam International Film Festival, London Critics Circle Film Awards, Golden Trailer Awards, Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA

The unique documentary of its kind will arrive to Hungary’s film theaters from December, 5. 2019.

In Budapest convey the Urania National Film Theater, as well as a number of other cities across the country, including in Szombathely, Szeged, Pécs, Miskolc, Nyíregyháza.

In English with Hungarian subtitles. Tickets on the spot at the movies ticket desk. Age over 16.

Distributor: Pannónia Entertainment Ltd.

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City Hall Park – 1st. Advent Lit @ Budapest 2019.

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November, 29.  –  December, 29, 2019.

Weekdays incl. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

December, 24.: 10 a.m. 2 p.m.  December, 25.: Noon – 6 p.m.

The Szabad Tér has traditionally held its 7th Advent Xmas Fair, yesterday which was open to visitors by Teodóra Bán Managing Director and Artistic Director at the City Hall Park  (district, VI. Budapest) adjacent to Deák tér. The City Hall Park is a popular venue, mostly occupied by tourist throughout the year. Especially for the foreigners staying, living in Budapest worthwhile just a hop over from the nearby hotels and also to other attractive venues.

Yesterday, the first candle was lit on the occasion to the opening of the Advent Xmas Fair by Mayor Gergely Karácsonyi and Dr. Ferenc Beran, parish priest of the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Budapest-Újlaki pronounced blessing.  Choir of the Józsefváros Music School also participates at the event.

The City Hall Park dressed in festive decorations is an excellent opportunity to visit the colorful bustle for families with children attend at several workshops, handicrafts, interactive games every day of the week.

The organizers welcome not only families of the district residents but also from other district of Budapest in the heated hut on the spot.

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Nicola Biasi – Wine Specialist – World Italian Gastronomy Week @ Budapest

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Wine is as important element to “lo Stivale ” national identity and culture as pasta, pizza, or the cats of Rome!

Biasi was invited as a wine specialist to Budapest to hold a presentation of wines that speak of Italy during  the World Italian Gastronomy Week – Budapest. This took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel – Budapest.

Nicola Biasi (born: 1981 – Cormons – Italy)  –  wine specialist life started as born in the Biasi family own land in the Val di Non that is situated at some 1000 meter above sea level.  There the young enologist convinced his parents to allow him to plant a vineyard of around a hectare on their venue. Member of  AEEI, winemaker consultant at home and abroad, director of Wine Research Team.

Before going on to the wine tasting Biasi talked about Italian – Vineyards – Wines and highlighted as the most versatile wine producer in the world. Italian wine association exist since 1891. More than 4000 wine experts … HQ’s in Milan … 16 regional offices. Wines produced in Italy for more than 400 years, the “Boot country” has the perfect environmental and climatic conditions for wine production. Italy is rich in vineyards, four hundred or more wine grape varieties on the Peninsula Hall.  Italian wines continue leaving  the country. More than 225 million bottles of Italian wine cross the border each year. Two thirds of Italian wines are either Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) or Protected Geographical Indication (IGP). Both signs promise excellent quality. The difference between the two is a nuance. IGP – this certificate certifies that at least a certain part of the production and production took place in the wine region. DOP – certifies that all production took place in a strictly defined area.

Talked about the road that lead him to be wine specialist, mentioning his studies and traveling experiences gain abroad … Studied at the Paolino d’Aquileia Agricultural Institute in Cividale del Friuli while working for Jermann in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. For five years he was an assistant winemaker at Collio Zuani, a company owned by the Felluga family, and after moving to Victorian Alps di Gapsted in Australia in 2006, he moved to Castellina in Chianti and moved to Marchesi Mazzei, moving closer to Sangiovese wine making. In 2007, he moved to South Africa, Bouchard Finalyson Winery in Walker Bay, where he could deepen his knowledge of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Since May 2007 he has been director of San Polo in Montalcino and Poggio al Tesoro in Bolgheri, owned by the Allegrini family. The most recent challenge began in 2012 with the Vin del la NEU project, which aims at cutting-edge organic farming: a Johanniter vineyard in the Dolomites, created through a new, authorized crossing using environmentally friendly methods. As a result of this project, he was awarded the 2015 Next in Wine Competition, a new talent award from Vigna Italia, presented by Simonit & Sirch Preparatori d’Uva e Bibenda.

After his Allegrini experience, worked as a winemaker in Tuscany, Friuli, Veneto. In addition, he coordinates the Wine Research Group, which includes over 38 Italian and foreign wineries under the leadership of Cotarella and Scienza in innovation and scientific sustainability, both in the viticulture and wine making sectors.

Biasi in between a/m in summaring Italy’s place in the world of wines, his whereabouts, continued introducing each-and-every one of the wines, talked about regions unique specialty, highlighted the area which are not comparable to vineyards in other regions.

Undoubtedly, Italy has a diverse wine culture, producing world-class Old World wines that stand up to some of the best wines in the world. Nicola Biasi introduced in tasting ten selected wines were from North-to-South vineyard regions of Italy.

Italy’s wines characterized the regions with its flagship styles and famous for producing top quality wines. As to the sip the wines, were simply strong-tasting with powerful rich in flavors, each had a taste of the region’s summer closed in the bottle.  Have had experience to discriminated sense of taste and smell.  Whether fond of white or red wine, its up to the winelover’s to make their choice of wines. View the list of the tasted 10 wines in the slideshow.

Hungarians say “a sip of pálinka – in the morning with an empty stomach keeps the doctors away and is the secret to a healthy long life. Some other country  may say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but folks living in the Boot Country say “a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away.”

It’s your choose which recipe prefer!

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Hermitage – Enter into a Fantastic Library – The Power of Art @ Budapest

The latest coming up series:

The Temples of Art – Ermitage. Il Potere dell’Arte – 2019

Uránia National Film Theater – Budapest

Premiere, December, 12. 2019.

Documentary – 90 mins. – Italian film in Italian with Hungarian subtitle.

Director: Michele Mally – Cast: Toni Servillo  – Screenplay: Giovanni Piscaglia
International Release. Italy and Czech Republic – 2019.

Take a journey through time between art delights, a superb living treat for the art film lovers.

The Hermitage comes alive. Tells the story  Toni Sewrvillo   as himself tell the story of and at the daily life of the museum today continuously leaving the  … here and now …  to retrace two and a half centuries tell the story by himself. A wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world. St. Petersburg and the Hermitage were a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture. The history of the museum is marked by the acquisitions of the enlightened Empress Catherine II, whose personality has continued to fascinate art historians and critics over the centuries.

Toni Servillo leads us on this journey through cultural bridges between places and distant civilizations. Bridges form a symbolic visual element, that will be repeated in the narrative.

Age limit above 12 year.

Not to be missed – tickets on the spot.

Distributor: Pannónia Entertainment Ltd.

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7th Anilogue International Animation Festival is here again @ Budapest

From all over the world. Thirteen full-length films and 300 short films will be screened at the International Animation Film Festival.

The genre animation films is a limitless field for experimental art of every color, exciting and often unconventional, bold and passionate. Some like it watching live action films for them more inspiring, so that cinema maybe next door.

Looking for a place watching foreign animation films filled with entertainment don’t go any further cause in Budapest kick off November, 27. to the Uránia National Film Theater where in the coming 5 days a
superb selection of local and international films featuring, also documentaries and mainstreams.

FIVE days: November, 27 – December, 1. … FIVE venues: Urania, Art+, French and Polish Institute and Magvető Café … FIFTYFIVE dazzling programs from the most creative minds all over the world.

This year’s Anilogue on its way to town with a huge movie package … During the five days delivering the premieres of 13 brand new animated feature films – 5 of them running in competition – and 300 short films, 50 of which are in competition. This year – for the first time – short animations made for children will compete separately, in 2 categories:  age 4+ and 8+ refer to the age of the target audience.  Around 99% of the screened films either speaks in English or has English subtitles.

On November 27 the Urania shoot off with Aardman Studio’s – Farmageddon (An alien crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun – the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home.

There are 5 full-lenght animations in competition this year.  Japaneese Masaaki Yuasa’s love story Ride Your Wave the young surfer Hinako wants to teach firefighter Minato how to ride the waves. In return, Minato helps her to navigate the waves in her life.

The Hiroyasu Ishida’s new film Penguin Highway (takes place in a small Japanese town in the summer, where – surprisingly – a raft of penguins arrives. Where have they come from and what are they doing there?)

The Prince’s Voyage from Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard … an monkey once injured lost, he is found by 12 year-old Tom, and taken in by his parents, a couple of scientists who were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey civilizations. With Tom’s help, the Prince discovers a society he knows nothing about, while Tom’s parents decide to use him to prove that their theory was indeed correct.

Spanish Salvador Simo directed BuñuelLabyrinth of the Turtles (tells the true story of how Buñuel made his second movie. Paris, 1930. Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel are main figures of the Surrealist movement, but Buñuel is left without a dime after a scandal surrounding his first film L’Age d’Or.

Finally Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec created The Swallows Of Kabul (based on a world-famous novel  Summer 1998, Kabul (the ruins are occupied by the Taliban and in love despite the daily violence and misery. Mohsen and Zunaira want to believe in the future. But a senseless act by Mohsen will upset their lives forever.)

Some gems will be screened outside the competition section too. Gints Zilbalodis’s Away is a unique one! (A boy and a little bird are travelling across an island on a motorcycle trying to escape a dark spirit and return home.) The film was made by a single person, the film has received several coveted awards abroad.

The Japaneese language,  DanMachi Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?  –Arrow of the Orion in the city of Orario, beneath an impossibly tall tower, lies the dungeon adventurers who form partnerships with the gods themselves have any hope of defeating the monsters that lie within. To counter this threat, the goddess Artemis arrives in search of a champion, Bell Cranel, a newbie adventurer partnered with a low-tier goddess.)

Chris the Swiss is a touching documentary (takes place in Croatia, in 1992., in the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead in mysterious circumstances.) The director of the film, Anja Kofmel was his cousin. Now a grown-up woman, she decides to investigate his story.

Finally in Happiness Machine twenty women artists created ten animated films to reflect various aspects of the Common Good Economy, its chances and risks, its theory and practice.

Apart from the full-length animations 300 short films will be screened and with 99% of  them either speaks in English or has English subtitles. More info about screening dates, venues, tickets:

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