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The Fonó Music Hall has been a defining member of Hungarian musical life.

 

It first gained attention under the name “Fonó Records”, while today the name “Fonó Budai Zeneház” (Music Hall) can be seen on their publications. While the name changed, the goals have definitely not. Our main aim is to keep advocating quality Hungarian world & folk music and contemporary jazz performers that stand up to professional an commercial expectations alike. Over the years almost 500 publications saw the daylight under the well-known logo.

 

The Fonó Music Hall is now the most important folk and world music publisher in Hungary and the Central-Eastern European region too. We are proud to be able to work with musicians, such as Makám, Besh o droM, György Szabados, the Dresch Quartet, Félix Lajkó, the Cimbaliband, Ágnes Herczku, the Csík Ensemble, Miklós Lukács, Miklós Both and the Buda Folk Band.

 

We were able to publish the selection “Új Pátria” of the most important folk musical pieces gathered together during the “Utolsó Óra Program” (The Final Hour Programme), with 68 titles. We have been present at the most important and determining musical fair, the WOMEX. Through the performance of our musicians, our work is also constantly being positively evaluated by the Hungarian audience, professionals and international musical experts too. In three consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015), Fonó has made it into the top 20 best record publishers and the Top Label WOMEX category, as the only Hungarian publisher of folk and world music. This honorary title is due to our publications’ inclusion on the prestigious World Music Charts Europe list of world music, among the top 20 albums.

 

Fonó is both a publisher and a concert venue, housing several festivals over recent years. Fonó is responsible for organizing the Budapest Folk Fest, the Héttorony (Seven towers) Festival and the Fonó Salon.

 

Our web shop is a broad set of the performers who have been, from the very start, our partners, sources of inspiration and friends too. You may have met them at their live shows many times before. Here catalogue titles can swiftly and conveniently be accessed by the committed listeners of high-quality music, in an organized way. Most of our publications are both available in CD and digital download formats, some old albums which are not accessible phisically can be download at the digital platforms.

 

We hope you’ll find the music that best suits your taste in Fonó’s webshop. We wish you a pleasant shopping time!

 

Colleagues of the Fonó Music Hall

 

 



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