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Magyar Treasures: The Cimbalom

A pedaled cimbalom (photo: EPF)
Magyar Treasures: The Cimbalom

To reinforce Judy’s article, may I (Erika) tell about an encounter with a cimbalom many years ago in New York.  My husband and I had gone to the Museum of Natural History for a concert of Chinese music, by a small orchestra which was playing Chinese instruments.  To my surprise, a cimbalom was among them.  When I inquired whether that was a Chinese musical instrument, I was given the honest answer: “No that is a Hungarian instrument, but it is becoming popular in China now.” 

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Judit Vasmatics Paolini

“With God’s Little Finger Over Us” – Marginal Notations
“With God’s Little Finger Over Us” – Marginal Notations

Eliz Kakas comments of the latest work of Erika Papp Faber.  Additional reactions may be found at the end of the review. 

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Eliz Kakas

Straw Art of Hungary / Szalmafonás

Szabó Karola with her wall art
Straw Art of Hungary / Szalmafonás

"According to the proverb, all that glitters is not gold.  But the reverse is also true. The worthless-seeming straw can, with the help of a soaring imagination, become a wonderful creation in expert hands."

“A mondás szerint nem mind arany, ami fénylik.  De ez fordítva is igaz.  Az értéktelennek tünő szalma a szárnyaló képzelet segítségével csodálatos alkotássá válhat hozzáértő kezek között.”

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Karolina Tima Szabo

King of Cakes - Tésztakirály

Here is one of the recipes of Zsuzsi Mama (whose biography we have elsewhere in this issue).

 

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