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The City of Eger is your story – Be your own storyteller – 2015.

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The City of Eger summer programs was introduction in Budapest at St. Andrea Wine Bar, where were present Kati Kovács – Ferenc Liszt and Kossuth Award-winning performerr, László Habis – Mayor of the City of Eger and his Deputy-major – Botond Rázsó.  In highlighting the city’s  past history guards of Gallant and Turkish soldiers were also present.

László Habis – Mayor of Eger emphasized the rich programs awaiting for the domestic and foreigners working, staying in Hungary for the time being. Eger will show the visitors the city’s diverse history, colorful face where everyone can be their own storytellers. He also mentioned  a couple of venues worthwhile to visit during the stay in Eger … Eger has many venues, sights-and-sound to see, as the Baroque buildings, the cellars, the Serbian church, the Turkish bath, the northernmost minaret of Europe, the works of Italian stone-carvers and works of Dutch and last but not least  the Castle of Eger … going back to the date  in 1552 was an important date in the history of Eger when a handful of warriors won over a huge Turkish army. The major also emphasized,  the city went through a large reconstruction, cause it is important for not only the inhabitants of Eger to preserve its values, but also Hungary’s citizens and foreigners to show the  past-and-present by creating attractive venues  with attention in keeping the traditions.

Those foreigners who have already once visited Hungary, know very well that Hungary is also a land of regions with famous wines … Eger is just one of them … Eger wine region lays in North-Eastern Hungary. Who has not heard of the Egri Bikavér „Bull’s Blood” wine, famous for its red blend. probably not too many, because many bottles are available in other parts of the world. Also for some like it white there is the Popular Eger’s Daughter, and Debrői Hárslevelű, just to mention a couple.

During the day and evening taking their audience into the world of Hungarian folk music, world music, ethnos funk and jazz. A bunch of children’s programs will be on their way…Dance-houses, craft works, playgrounds.

The Eger summer will be packed up with excitements and pump-up with creative ideas that will not only take off the tourist their feet, but also of the city’s residents. The happenings are for all age.

Kati Kovács, being present at the media announcement  … is the best chronicler of the city, been raised up in Eger and more over 10 songs are reflecting to her former beloved old town. Kati Kovács is considered as Hungary’s best known pop singer. Throughout the years she had worked together with non-less-famous groups and bands as: the Illés, Metro, Omega, LGT, V’Moto-Rock band, Fonográf and sang songs written by Gábor Presser Levente Szörényi, Ferenc Demjén, Tibor Koncz István Lerch, Anna Adamis and Iván Szenes. Kati Kovács is still constantly giving concerts around the country and the audience receive her with much pleasure.

Was also announced that the City of Eger will hold the „Kati Kovács Song Contest – KKEDV”. This will be also paying a tribute to the Kossuth and Liszt Prize-winning artist 50th anniversary on stage. In the competition primary and secondary school students will take part. The „KKEDV” final countdown is to be held on October, 27.2015. in Eger. Naturally, the guest of honor at the prize award competition will be Kati Kovács who is an honorary citizen of the city and at the end of the ceremony she will be giving a concert to the audience.

Indeed wish to draw your attention whilst visiting the City of Eger it would be a pity to leave out one of the newly established venue called the “Egri Road” – Beatles Museum at the Korona Hotel.    Here is a wink to show what is going on there at the EGRI ROAD!

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter



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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