Spring 2019
From the Editor

Enjoying the prospect

By Julie Lancaster

This summer’s camps are fast approaching and I’m so pleased that my sweetie Jim and I will be attending one of them (Mendocino), after a few years away. The prospect is thrilling . . . Continue Reading

New and Notable

Valdama: Music of Elderflowers

By Kef Times Staff, Spring 2019

Vadalma (“Wild Apple”) creates vibrant, intimate settings of Hungarian village folk songs, featuring the rich singing traditions of Transylvania, Moldova, Transdanubia, and other areas of the Carpathian Basin. These striking melodies,  unique rhythms, and colorful lyrics are framed with both traditional and original accompaniment. Zina Bozzay - voice, arrangements; Matthew Szemela - violin; Misha Khalikulov - cello; with special guests Fábián Éva - voice, ütőgardon; Navratil Andrea - voice; and Agócs Gergely - Transdanubian long flute.

Vadalma learns all of their repertoire directly from last living village singers and archival field recordings, and has collaborated in shared performances with numerous musicians from Hungary. More info at

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