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Contemporary Hungarian Music Scene

Coming to Debrecen in November are some of the most popular Hungarian bands and performers, in various genres from pop through to indie rock and jazz to rap. Check out some of the performances below and discover the musical scene in Debrecen.

Margaret Island symphonic concert

Margaret Island’s hits and latest compositions will be performed in symphonic orchestration during the 2019 Tour of the Silence. The orchestra will feature symphonic orchestral performances at renowned venues along with the Heureka Pop Orchestra as part of the Silence Tour.

Location: Kölcsey Center, Great Hall, 13 November 2019, 7 PM

Jazz concert of the Balázs Elemér Group

The Elemer Balázs Group, one of Hungary’s most popular jazz band was founded in 2000 by Elemér Balázs, the internationally recognized and popular jazz drummer.

The formation will present a remarkable sound; its main features are a melodic focus and special rhythmics, which are made even more colourful by the interesting contrast of male and female voice. Their music is extremely diverse; from ethno to a wide variety of musical cultures.

Location: SIKK Music Club, 14 November 2019, 7 PM

Killer Queen – Queen Show from London

It would be difficult to highlight just one of the many Queen’s songs, as each is a separate icon. However, the Killer Queen group have become stars imitating them remarkably well. A long-time favorite of the American and English audiences will bring a real Queen experience to the Hungarian audience. The Killer Queen show features legendary songs that everyone knows and loves, turning the stage to a true Queen concert.

The Killer Queen band was formed in June 1993. They first performed publicly at the University of London, just like the real Queen 21 years before. By 1995, the popularity of the Killer Queen had grown to such an extent that their performance was broadcast by the BBC at the London Beach Theater. The band became more and more famous both in England and abroad. In 1999, after a tour in Europe and Russia, they returned to the Leicester Square awards, where they received the award for the best tribute band. The music charts came to the forefront when they performed the Queen’s “The Real Life” with Fatboy Slim in 2001.

Location: Kölcsey Center, Great Hall, 15 November 2019, 7 PM

Blahalouisiana concert

Blahalouisiana is a Hungarian indie-pop/beat-rock/pop-rock band from Székesfehérvár, Hungary.  The group was established in the summer of 2012. The band’s first single, “The Wanderer”, stayed on the MR2 Top 30 for three weeks. Over the past 5 years, they have conquered all small and large domestic clubs and festivals.

 Location: Roncsbár, 15 November 2019, 7 PM

 New album debut concert of the band “Pál Utcai Fiúk”

Pál Utcai Fiúk (PUF) was formed in summer 1983 in Szigetszentmiklós by friends and schoolmates. The first album came out in 1990, followed by many more albums and concerts. One of the most memorable of their tours was in 1995 with the Tankcsapda in Debrecen and the Kispál és a Borz, which was a great success throughout the country. The year 2019 has been particularly busy for PUF. In the first half of the year, a recording of the 2015 symphony concert was released on double LP entitled Serious Music, and at the beginning of October the brand new record “That’s Really All,” was introduced which can now be heard in Debrecen live.

 Location: Roncsbár, 22 November 2019, 8 PM

Exclusive concert of Majka and the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra and Hundred Gypsy Violins

Hungarian rappers, Majka and Curtis will perform a unique concert with the Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra and Hundred Gypsy Violins.

The classical symphony orchestra, which is unique in the world, has given more than a thousand concerts in many parts of the world but is constantly present in the domestic music scene. The value of the artistic activity of a traditional nurse is invaluable. In addition to classical music, the band plays traditional Hungarian Gypsy music, song and folk song.

The band won the Hungarian Heritage Award in 2000, and the same year it was included in the Guinness Book of Records. Since its inception, the company has released 27 CDs, 5 DVDs, of which 5 platinum, 9 gold. As of March 18, 2014, 100 members are entitled to use the Hungaricum award. This certification represents a distinctive value that is the highest awards in Hungary.

Location: Kölcsey Center, 23 November 2019, 8 PM