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Culture Shock – Hungary

Written by on 27 janvier 2020

Culture Shock is an exciting series that we have launched here at Euradio. Each week we take one European country and put it under the spotlight, looking at its musical and cultural outputs. Each day there are two installments of the show; one looking at music, and the other at culture. For our very last edition of Culture Shock, we booked ourselves an all-inclusive package holiday to Hungary, discovering its rich history and tasting its unique delicacies along the way!

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The week kicked off once again with Bella facing the near impossible task of condensing Hungary’s history into just five minutes!

Meanwhile, Katherine was delving deep into the music that shaped Hungary’s cultural scene today.

Feeling Hungary? Bella brings us bad puns and more in this episode of Culture Shock…

Folk music is an integral part of Hungarian culture and their native instruments might be more familiar than you expect!

Szia! beszélsz magyarul? Learn all about what makes the Hungarian language so unique.

One of the most controversial and feared songs of the 20th century was composed by Hungarian. Katherine tells us what all the fuss was about.

So maybe you’re familiar with the gorgeous Hungarian baths, but how about the darker side of Hungary’s history?

Katherine tells us how one Hungarian rock song made its away across the Soviet border, into Germany and England, and even found itself in a Kanye West track!

To each country, their own strange and unusual myths and legends. Bella talks us through Hungarian mythology.

Learn how Hungary and the Soviet Union unknowingly welcomed in America’s slyest propaganda tactic yet: the Jazz Ambassadors.


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And so that brings us to the end of our Culture Shock series. We hoped you’ve enjoyed travelling through Europe with us and discovering every quirk and peculiarity!

Image: Katherine Wood

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