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Cseh Tamás

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Cseh Tamás (Tamás Cseh in English format) (1943-2009) {The Hungarian from which this is loosely translated is available below the English.)

Cseh Tamás’ music influenced generations of students growing up in the post-Communist era. In addition to being a musician, Cseh was an author and a movie star. Among his mis many awards was the 1993 Liszt prize, and the 2001 Kossuth prize.

Cseh Tamás was born in Budapest on January 22, 1943; however, he lived in Tordás until he was 13. He studied to be a teacher and started teaching geography in 1967. at an elementary school in Budapest. In addition to teaching, from 1970 on, he started writing and performing with Géza Bereményi. Between 1972 and 1977 he performed with a number of theater companies.

Cseh’s first album, “Letters to My Sister,” appeared in 1976. This was followed by “Antoine and Desiré,” “A Fehér Babák Takarodója,” “The Art Gallery,” “Crossing the Front,” “Fortunetelling,” “Directions,” “Hedge-Hopping,” “Sunday People,” “New Songs,” “Western Railway Station,” “Letters to My Sister II,” “Songs of the Full Moon,” “Oracle on the Subway,” “Accidental words,” “True Letter to My Sister,” and “Ady.”

In 1961, during the Soviet era, Cseh and his friends started the Native American camp which still exists in Bakony as their symbol of leaving the system. He wrote his first novel, “Hadiösvény,” in 1968, dealing with Native American themes, but had to wait 30 years for its publication.

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