Around the World with Arany Zoltán

“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

World Music by Arany Zoltán

An amazingly talented musician, Arany Zoltán was born in 1976 in Debrecen, Hungary.  He began to play music at the age of four and later studied cello and guitar.  At 20 years of age, he turned to folk and Medieval music.

Besides  his native tongue of Hungarian,  Arany speaks Spanish and English and sings each song in the original language – Brezhoneg,  Turkish,  Gallego, Bulgarian,  Gaelic,  Macedonian,  Latin and  others.  He first  played the  mandolin and later  learned to play  the accordion  as  well as a long list of instruments from cultures around the world:  

saz (from Turkey)
oud (from Syria) 
koboz (from Hungary)
bouzouki (Greece)

gadulka (Bulgarian)
medieval fidula (Hungarian)
Arany Zoltán playing the Hungarian bagpipe or “duda” (made of goatskin)
low whistle (Irish)
tin whistle (Irish)
furulya (Hungarian)
ney (Turkish)
kaval (Bulgarian)
flauta andina (Andean flute)
kaval (Hungarian)
töröksíp (Turkish)
Arany Zoltán playing a bodhrán – Irish drum 


Galician Folk Song – Tua Nai e Meiga
World Music – Rumba Moresca
Folk Music from Bretagne – Tri Martolod

To find your favorites among all 103 videos currently available,  go here:  ARANY ZOLTÁN   

To purchase CD’s (directly from the artist):

all images via Arany Zoltán videos

Enjoy a music-filled day!

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P.S.  While we’re on the topic of world music, I want to thank all of you who have let me know how much you enjoy linen & lavender’s playlist.  I appreciate the feedback!

For those of you not in-the-know, you can find the playlist by scrolling midway down the page (assuming you are reading this on linen & lavender, that is.) 

By the way, it’s been out for awhile and on the top of the charts, but for whatever reason, I just recently came across “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye from the Making Mirrors album.  It’s on l&l’s playlist so if it’s new to you too – be sure to check it out there.  The MP3 is available for purchase in the emporium [here.

Making Mirrors, which received four stars from Rolling Stone, is making waves thanks to its stunning first single “Somebody That I Used To Know” (featuring guest vocals by New Zealand singer Kimbra.) which is currently nestled in the Australian Top 10. Gotye received seven ARIA nominations for his work.

Making Mirrors is pop at its most precise, but also electronic music at its most emotional. The record delves into dub, Detroit-era Motown soul, stadium-size politi-pop, synth-folk and world music on glorious, sprawling, huge-hearted songs. -excerpt artist feature, Amazon


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  1. Hi, Debra. Thanks so much. Yes. Please check out my playlist. Unfortunately, I am not able to include anything by Arany Zoltán at this time, so be sure to click through the links provided above and listen to his beautiful compositions. 🙂 xo~L

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