The group was established in 1990 from pupils of Klára Bodza, folk singer
and music teacher of the "Nádasdy Kálmán" Music School in Budapest.
Musical education, coupled with regular participation in field - recording trips have helped the members to master the versatility of melodies and styles characteristic of East European and Balkan folk music.
The group has been actively involved in the music life of Hungary, performing in various folk music clubs, dance houses and festivals. (the annual Dances House Festival in Budapest, the Kaláka Festival, the Ost-Vest Festival in Koszeg, the Vujicsics Festival, the Valley of Arts, the Festival of Crafts.)
In addition to several Recordings on various folk music albums and CDs like the "Táncháztalálkozó" - Dance-house Festival-; "Élo Népzene" - Living Village Music-, the group released its first solo cassette in 1995, and its first CD in 2000. Vándor Vokál has also given concerts abroad, in Estonia, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Belgium.
New programmes have been prepared for children to help them discover the joy of folk songs, music, dances and games, motivating them to use their imagination to create the atmosphere of magic together.
In the future the group would like to continue to preserve the fading treasures of folk traditions and reveal the beauty of them through new cassettes, CDs, concerts and plays for both adults and children.
Band members - history
Tünde Farkas, Kata Izsák, Judit Szluka, Szilvia Bognár have worked together since November 1998. In 2000 Bea Palya joined the group. Meanwhile Bea left. Her place was taken by Katalin Bakó. Szilvia Bognár and Navi, also former members of the band, have left.
Band members at this moment
Tünde Farkas (voice)
Judit Szluka (voice)
Kata Izsák (voice)
More info about Vándor Vokál and about hungarian folk music on the site of Tanchas Dance House Guild.