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KORINDA (Hungary)

The three founders of the group began playing together when they were given the opportunity to get acquainted with the musical tradition of the Moldovan Csángós ethnic group through András Hodorog, one of the region’s most prominent flute players. This significant meeting had a huge impact on the musicians and encouraged them to form Korinda Band.

One of the most important goals of Korinda is the authentic interpretation of the music they perform. The group focuses on the folklore of ethnic groups living in the eastern part of the Hungarian-speaking territory. Perhaps the oldest cultural layer of this nation is represented by the dialect and traditions of the Csángós. Among the works performed by Korinda, the Moldovan Csángós folklore forms the dominant line, but an integral part of the repertoire is still the folk music of other regions of the country, as well as the Székely dialect and Romanian Hungarian folklore.

Members of the group organise expeditions from time to time, in which they try to learn the living musical tradition and the old values and customs that still live on in daily rural life.

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