Hungarian Music during Late Socialism – The 80s
Our pick: A kör (released 1985)
Because: It’s one of the greatest and most famous rock songs made in Hungary ever.
Genre: rock, blues rock
Years active: 1973-1978, 1978-1983, 1985-present
Summary: Edda’s great popularity is based on their catchy, melodic soft rock tunes and touching ballads combined with emotional and spiritual lyrics.
Our pick: A Kárpáthyék Lánya (released 1984)
Because: It’s a super sad ballade about love during the 1956 revolution and the mass-emigration afterwards.
Years active: 1962 – present
Summary: Her incredible pop career started after she was discovered 1962 in a TV-talent show. She also had notable success abroad; she even released some songs in German. Her popularity in Hungary is unbroken, some of her songs are considered as part of Hungarian folklore.
Our pick: Nem úgy van most mint volt régen (released 1982)
Because: It’s 20 awesome minutes of world music that kick ass, mind and body.
Genre: world music
Years active: 1973 – present
Summary: Muzsikás együttes is playing folk and world music, but also a bit of jazz, Celtic and Jewish music. They are also quite internationally renowned and already performed in the most prestigious concert halls all over the world.
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