15 September 2018 (Saturday) 5 p.m.-12 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Volver la Vida
Prompted by their passion for Latin music and the harmony they felt during their past joint projects, Junior Prima award-winner guitarist András Csáki, cellist Sándor Szászvárosi, enjoying a Europe-wide reputation as well as Mexican base baritone singer Manuel B. Camino and mezzo-soprano Zsuzsanna Bojta decided to found the band Volver La Vida. Their music encompasses that of Latin peoples from South America to Spain and ranges from Mexican songs to hot tangos. They make their own arrangements for the pieces and compose their programme to suit the various performances they give from concert halls to festivals all over the world, always inspired by and conveying the freedom of Latin music.
6:30 p.m. Michel Ayala
Michel – who is not a singer by profession since she is a student at the international studies programme of the International Business School in Budapest – comes from Mexico. The audience watched her debut performance at the opening of the Frida Kahlo exhibition, where she captivated everyone with her radiance as well as natural, strong voice filled with emotion. She will perform traditional Mexican huapango and ranchera songs in her own interpretation.
7:30 p.m. Mariachi Sin Fronteras
Mariachis are bands preserving Western Mexican traditions, traditionally playing their music at weddings (the name ’mariachi’ probably derives from the French ‘mariage’, i.e. wedding), and serenades. Mariachis are composed of several musicians (string instruments and tenor singers) who, in the more distant past, were street musicians. Their traditional characteristic costume is a silver-studded charro (horseman’s) suit and a wide-brimmed sombrero. Mariachis are now one of Mexico’s national symbols.
The Mariachi Sin Fronteras arriving in Hungary from Slovakia will create a genuinely Mexican fiesta atmosphere in the gallery’s cupola hall. In 2007, the founding members of the band decided to form a band away from Mexico, in the heart of Europe, with the aim of conveying an inimitably Mexican spirit and music. Since then, the band has enjoyed successes at mariachi festivals in Mexico and the support received from the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic was also an undoubtedly important element of realising their plans. Their repertoire this evening will include popular melodies such as La Malaguena and Quizas.
Free, independent, creative spirit in art
7.00 p.m. The power of will - guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition by Zsófia Albrecht
Have you always wanted to wear a floral headdress and jewellery inspired by Mexican art? Now is the time to make them yourself and you can dazzle people with them in the evening cavalcade! Or do you prefer a sombrero? If so, you can make one for yourself now from paper.
Dress as Frida
Well-defined eyebrows, a wreath of flowers, long, colourful skirts… Show us your version of Frida. Your creativity will be rewarded by participation in a draw, where you can win valuable prizes.
We will await visitors with inimitably Mexican dishes to bring a pinch of Mexico to Buda Castle.
The programme is subject to change.
Please note that for reasons of art protection the number of participants in the lectures and guided tours is limited and admission is based on the order of arrival.
Full price: HUF 3,800 ǀ Discounted tickets*: HUF 2,800
*Discounts available during regular opening hours are not applicable for this event. Discounted tickets can be purchased by those entitled to visit the museum’s exhibitions free of charge or at a 50% discount. Free admission is not possible.
Tickets are available in a limited number at our ticket office and can be bought online at www.jegymester.hu.