The idea of this series of concerts came from Csaba Lökös and Márton László Távolodó and was realised with the help and support of the Hungarian Heritage House.

The Hungarian Heritage House

Following up on the idea of Csaba Lőkös and László Marton Távolodó the Hungarian Heritage House pledged to provide institutional support and a venue for the closing concert of the festival. The three units of this national institution – the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Applied Folk Arts Department and the Folklore Documentation Centre – were founded with the purpose of preserving and promoting Hungarian folk tradition in the Carpathian Basin. Contributing to the aim of the national institution in their own unique way, the three units cordially invite those members of the general public as well as representatives of the media who are interested in folklore and folk traditions.


Lőkös Csaba (b. 1957 Szolnok, Hungary), economist

Between 1981 and 1987 he was the impresario of InterConcert, between 1988 and 1995 he was managing director of Multimédia, from 1996 to 2010 he was the owner and managing director of Concert & Media. At present he is the owner and managing Director of an Independent Music Agency called CLMusic (2010– ). He exclusively represents the Recorded Music Library “SONOTON” in Hungary. Csaba Lökös is responsible for organising and running the program of Sziget Festival World Music Party stage (2000– ), he is also a program advisor for The Palace of Arts in Budapest in the genre worldmusic/folkmusic (2005– ).

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Márton László Távolodó (b. 1956 Budapest, Hungary), teacher, writer, journalist

From 2000 onwards he has been the artistic director of Sziget Festival World Music Party stage, from 2005 to 2009 he was artistic and program advisor of Palace of Arts (Budapest). Between 2006 and 2009 he sat on the music committe of the Hungarian National Cultural Foundation (Nemzeti Kulturális Alap). Márton László Távolodó is editor and radio presenter of the programme ”Passzport” on Petőfi radio (March 2009– ). He has produced a number of films for Duna Television (Száműzetések – Az Új Symposion történetéből; Rhythm and Jews – a Klezmatics Magyarországon; Késő búcsú – Kolinda; Eszembe jutottál – Főhajtás Cseh Tamás előtt).



Mediawave Parallel Culture Award (2005)

National Cultural Heritage Ministry: Ministerial Award (2005)

Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (2006)