43rd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 5–7 April 2024
Tanchaz Talk is the world’s only English-language program focusing primarily on Hungarian folk music. The host of the show is Kalman Magyar (Öcsi), one of North America’s leading Hungarian folk musicians and personalities.

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“Interviews” podcast episodes feature long-form interviews with a wide range of guests. Episodes of “Tanchaz Talk Interviews” are available:

in audio PODCAST form on all popular podcast platforms (please subscribe), including Apple, Google, and Spotify;
on Tanchaz Talk’s YouTube channel (video – please subscribe); and
here as downloadable audio.

“Music & Stories” episodes combine a mix of music and stories from Kalman. These episodes are available on Tanchaz Talk’s YouTube channel (video – please subscribe); and here (downloadable audio).

Kalman has been an instrumental personality in the Tanchaz movement since the 1980’s, first with the band Eletfa in New York, and now with Gyanta in Toronto. He is also a lawyer. He initially launched the show in the wake of the mass cancellations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to keep Tanchaz music enthusiasts connected.

In Hungarian, “Táncház” literally means “dance house,” and is the focal point of the Hungarian roots revival movement. The Tanchaz movement has been inscribed in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s Register of Good Safeguarding Practices, as “a Hungarian model for the transmission of intangible cultural heritage.”

For more information, visit www.tanchaz.com or contact kalmanmagyar@yahoo.com.