Pop music and cinematography in Hungary under the Kádár regime
Hungarian cultural policies under the Kádár regime (from 1957 to 1989) put a strong emphasis on cinematography. How did rock concerts, shown as all-night films in theatres during that time, become the “escape valves” of society? This is the question that historian and journalist Dr. Béla Csatári will be addressing in this program. Visitors will gain a better understanding of how and why pop songs became a part of cult classics such as Time stands still and Cha-Cha-Cha, as well as how beat musicians became the main characters in films about the times they were living in, such as Ezek a fiatalok (Young people these days!) or Extázis 7-től 10-ig (Extasy from 7 to 10).
According to current regulations, from March 7, 2022, it is no longer obligatory to wear a mask when visiting the House of Music Hungary. Concerts, programs and exhibitions can be attended without a vaccination certificate or card.
Nevertheless we still encourage you to wear a mask during concerts. All current rules are subject to change based on the all-time rules and regulations of the government. We kindly ask you to check all current regulations for your event on our website before your visit in each case.