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Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Center, NY
Music/Folklore paper by Fülemile, Ágnes (all papers)
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival
The Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival program at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will highlight the vitality of Hungary’s cultural heritage in these areas. It will bring to the National Mall in Washington highly skilled masters and apprentices from rural Central Europe who maintain the traditional knowledge acquired in their native environments. The Festival program will also bring musicians, dancers, and artisans from more urban settings who have revived many of these older traditions to make them part of their daily lives.
The Hungarian Heritage program will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the rich and authentic traditions of Magyars, to better understand the significance of the Hungarian folk revival movement, and to serve as a meeting place for folk aficionados from around the world.
The Hungarian Heritage program is produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in partnership with the Balassi Institute, Budapest.
Brief Professional Bio:
Ágnes Fülemile (PhD) is currently the director of the Balassi Institute Hungarian Cultural Center in New York. She has degrees in Ethnography, History and History of Arts from the University of ELTE, Budapest. She has been a senior research associate at the Institute of Ethnology of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has been teaching American university students at Education Abroad Programs in Budapest for 20 years. She has been a Fulbright scholar twice (UC Berkeley, Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Rutgers University) and was the visiting Hungarian Chair Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2006-2009.