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Budapest Park 2015!

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Budapest Park celebrate its 4th year in 2015 and  will be bringing  an awesome choice of programs. During the bunch of superb concerts … as the saying goes „All things must past” will be the goodbye concert after two decades of the active band H57. Worthwhile to be celebrating the seventh decade of blues musicians in a concert in. Also performs almost the entire leading edge of active legendary Hungarian pop-rock musicians entertaining for more than five decades and also expecting a number of well-known international stars.

This morning, Wednesday’s press gathering was held at the Bordó Bisztró on the  Nagymező  Street in Budapest, topics all about  Music …Music … Music to be at the open-air  Budapest Park.  It was said from the coming April to September  will be the city of entertainments bringing  each day over five months celebrity performers, the best DJs in the town at the largest open-air theater at four venues. Visitors will find their own taste in music because endless styles will pop on stage. The organizers ensure promotions and lots-and-lots of superb surprise programs each day. Beside the sights-and-sounds, inviting scent of food floating in the air and of course having intoxication drinks will be available. This year’s programs starts off on April, 23. 2015.

“In 2014 we held 93 concerts. This year having planned to have 80 to 90 concerts.  Negotiations is still ongoing with the artists, bands and groups. During the evening time there will be several productions to be seen and heard..” said Károly Gerendai – main organizer.

In 2014, 300 thousand people visited the Budapest Park on a venue of 10 thousand square meters Approximately, 200 bands and 60 DJ stepped  on stage. At the venue available to 11 thousand people  were  welcomed at three festivals. Károly Gerendai also said that the number of visitors in recent years, the programs were highly  accepted  by the audience at the Budapest Park.

For those who were born yesterday will be most probably new in listening to the Omega band’s old songs entitled a Mass on Beat, but will be a pure nostalgia for those born a day before yesterday when in ’69 after coming back from the UK gave their first concert at the time being so-called Youth Park, the one and only huge open-air venue where thousands of youngsters grew up on modern music in Budapest.

The list would be far too  long to mention all the artists, groups and bands, but worthwhile to mention here a couple .. Scooter, Omega band, Magdi Rúzsa,  TNT, Little Stars (Kis Csillag), Hobo … celebration his 70 years anniversary, Bon – Bon and Heaven Street Seven will hold their farewell party. Arista, Groups, Bands  date – timing who will be on stage  can be followed in English language at:  http://budapestpark.hu/english/

Also has been said… this year will be smaller reconstruction changes, especially in-and-around the visual world and in spaces,  as:  in addition to the main stage at 900 square meters at the „Park Dance Arena”. For those who wish to be at the atmosphere of the house party can hoover over to the „Retro Garden”. The „Bunker” ensuring for young contemporary artists showcase opportunity!  Even though in Hungary school’s out in July and start in September, the children will not be forgotten to have their time by visiting the  programs at the Pöttöm Kert (Midge Garden).

Update and snaps: Aggie Reiter

THE HUNGARIAN ROCKMUSEUM – HALL OF FAME – HOUSED IN THE RAM CULTURE CENTER

 

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The history of music especially Jazz, Rock, Pop, Beat, and Hungarian Beat-Pop-Rock rock classical music is part of our history and the music can be attached very well to historical events.

Hungarian Hall of Fame … District XIII. Angel Field (Angyalföld) – Budapest.

Whether you like pop music from the past eras or not, it certainly affected generations having music even coming out of the tap circulating in their daily life. Recall the past in space and time at the Hall of Fame … the Hungarian Rock Museum.

A press call was set for the day to celebrated the statue installation ceremony, whereas the Budapest’s Mayor István Tarlós welcomed the guests. Quote:”I am pleased the creation of the museum, because we must not forget the world, feeling, mood, which is linked to the awakens of the Hungarian rock music”. He recalled saying: Quote: „I had a collection of more than 400 piece of bakelite records from the Hungarian beat and rock bands. During my school years was sitting behind me drummer Botond Homonnai from the Liversing band and knew his brother Tibor as well. Was invited and went many times to their concerts.” Also was present József Tóth Mayor of District  XIII., who said that not only in Hungary, but the universal musical culture thrives on a new institution. Added, in the last decades of rock music it has become an industry, but also self-discipline for example, recently the Hungarian Academy of Sciences researcher working group organized a scientific conference in the pop music. Here, in this district there were superb excellent club operating in the sixties. These were the Bosch, József Attila Cultural Center. Streets have been named after former resident growing up in the district: Levente Szörényi, Tibor Tátrai, Béla Radics.

The museum is operating as an association, whereas the President is the former Dj and radio presenter László B Tóth. The Vice-Presidents András Clement  former guitarist for the Old Boys. The museum to exist was one of the dreams to come true said, radio host László B. Toth, adding that the museum size is based on 810 square meters and the main target was to introduce it as the memorial to the Hungarian rock music of the past fifty years. The exhibition is day-by-day expanding, for example, Béla Radics famous Samurai Headed shirt, Levente Szörényi’s first and one of the last guitar, Omega band’s first smoke machines, guitars, organs, drums, amplifiers, reel recorders, vinyl record, photos and many more items Posters of: Edda Group in the early music days, Phonograph band, Pyramid band, Omega band. The list would be extremely long to print all the musicians being present, but mention a couple. At the opening was present among others: Illés band: Levente Szörényi, Omega Band: László Benkő – György Molnár, Benkő Dixieland Band – Sándor Benkő, Subway, LGT, Scorpio band: Károly Frenreisz,

Legendary Pyramid band’s bass guitarist and co-leader Lajos Som  and  János Závodi,   LGT band – János Karácsonyi.  Károly Frenreisz said he had a Fender Precision bass  playing in the Scorpio band. In 1976 or1977, sold it to a Swiss band, they were to give much money for it, could not say no to that offer and now sorry not having it to bring it to the museum. “The mixer of the late „British five-channel” offered  items for the museum corresponding to the LGT band’s from their show in 1972 Lincoln Festival in the UK. The was an awesome gig for the band where 70 thousand spectators were present.

RockMuseum (Hall of Fame) for a lot of people will be a feedback, reminder of the music from their teenager days, and for some elder folks of the long gone ahead  favorite singers of yesterday. Within the RockMuseum at the chamber hall, will hold chamber concerts, educational, interactive events. From the drum museum at Cegléd was borrowed some equipment that can specifically be linked to the Hungarian rock days. Heard at the press call, that the Rock Hall is rapidly expanding such as the music life was in the ’40-50-60’s.

It is important to highlight the work of volunteers, and the sacrifice of those people who for example: widows, families, relatives who amassed over thirty years, or who painted portraits over fifteen to twenty years, and voluntarily gave them to be in the collection. There are treasures, as written int he work book of Peter Hanka pre-Atlas and Juventus band.

There is a huge map of Budapest, with small light bulbs indicating the time and place where music clubs existed.

Visiting the Hungarian Hall of Fame can bring back for many those forgotten memories of „those were the days” when the New Generation … Children of the Revolution popped up and imprinted heartwarming love in many individuals.

 

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter