Pesti paprika Swing right, swing left

Pesti Paprika VII. Swing to the right, swing to the left

Humour, criticism, political views and spicy paprika come together in this Cabaret series from the end of 1950s Hungary. Pesti paprika on radio In 1958 the Hungarian Radio broadcast a three-part cabaret series under the name Pesti paprika. The cabaret scenes are sassy, witty and funny and they give a whole new meaning to the…

Pesti paprika V The Tram terminates here

Pesti paprika V: The tram terminates here

In the past few weeks things have started to get back to normal. As Budapest is slowly being opened from the virus lockdown, more and more people are out using buses, trains, trolleys and trams. Accordingly, we’ve selected a humorous conversation between two Hungarians from Pesti Paprika Cabaret series entitled The tram terminates here. Pesti…

Winter goodbye in paprika-red

Winter goodbye: Carnival in paprika-red

We’re in the middle of the carnival season, which in western Christian calendar is marked with parading, dancing, eating and merry-making. Colourful costumes, masquerades and masks, people engaging in earthly pleasures like eating and drinking, partying and dating are all hallmarks of the season. This time is intense with colours and images. The colour red,…