Florin’s Dream: Codoba Memorial and Folk Music House in Palatca

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- Codoba Memorial and Folk Music House in Pălatca (Magyarpalatka), Transylvania -


Pălatca (Magyarpalatka) is part of the Transylvanian region Mezőség (Transylvanian Plain). The folk dances of Pălatca and the whole Mezőség region are rich and highly developed, with the accompanying music being a result of many diverse influences. The dance and music of the Transylvanian Baroque and Renaissance periods were preserved and gradually developed into the unique, archaic style of this area. The interweaving of Hungarian, Romanian, Gypsy and Transylvania-German cultures has resulted in raising the dance and music to the highest levels.

Traditionally, the music has been played by village bands and the musical knowledge has been passed down from father to son, while imbued with their individuality. The folk music of Pălatca can thus be compared to a precious stone, which has been polished over generations and is becoming more and more shining over the ages.

Codoba Martin "Florin" (1977- ) has been the first violinist of the Pălatca traditional folk band since 2003. He is the fifth generation member of the Pălatca Gypsy folk musician dynasty.

Right from his birth, he grew into the folk music and dance culture of Pălatca. He got his first violin at the age of four. He learned traditional music from his father, Martin Kodoba (1941-2003), and from his uncle, Béla Kodoba (1944-1999). From the age of nine, he played along with his father at weddings and traditional holidays - until his father's death in 2003, when he took over the leadership of the band.

He highly respects the heritage of the old musicians and he has now become an extremely conscious, archaic performer. He has no aspiration to make his culture better marketable, but he rather aspires for the most authentic presentation possible. He plays in the unique style and dynamism of Pălatca and conveys the confident tension of the dance rhythms.

His goal is to pass on the culture inherited from his father to his children. His older son, Florinel, performed with success with his band Codobanda on the Hungarian folk talent show "Felszállott a Páva" in 2019.

Florin moved from Pălatca to Cluj-Napoca to provide his children with opportunities for institutional music education and further education which is available in the city. His sons are students of the folk music program of the Kallós Foundation in Cluj-Napoca.

Florin moved to the city, nevertheless his biggest dream is to buy a small house in Pălatca where he could create a memorial house in the honor of the legacy of the old musicians - the Kodoba, Mácsingó and Radák families - with photos, museum items and the possibility to listen to original recordings from them. The memorial house can also serve as a venue for playing local live folk music and thus preserve the local folk music traditions.

Florin lives modestly from what he knows best: (occasional) music playing and teaching folk music - which do not provide him with the financial background to achieve his dream.

Trusting the power of the community, he invites people who respect the folk traditions of Pălatca to support the realization of his dream: a small house in Pălatca, which he can turn into a home of folk music, where he can play regularly, where he can teach his music students and where he can honor the heritage of his family by setting up a memorial room for visitors exhibiting old instruments, photos and other museum items.

A smaller house suitable for this purpose can be purchased in Pălatca for €24,000.


- Thank you for every little donation -

Codoba Martin "Florin"🎻

Online: gogetfunding.com/palatca

PayPal: [email protected]

Wire transfer (Note: "Codoba Memorial"): Martin Codoba, BRD Cluj Napoca

IBAN: RO18BRDE130SV58941691300, BIC: BRDEROBUXXX (Account in RON)

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I am the first violinist of the Pălatca (Magyarpalatka) traditional folk band since 2003.

I am the first violinist of the Pălatca (Magyarpalatka) traditional folk band since 2003.

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 26, 2022
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 28, 2022
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  • Donated on Jan 23, 2022
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Jul 07

Pălatca Camp in Pălatca?... You can help!

Update posted by Martin Florin Codoba at 03:01 am

Dear friends, acquaintances, everyone who appreciates Pălatca music! I am happy to update you with good news! I never thought my dream could come true so soon! With your help and the lucky development of events, I managed to buy my parental house in Pălatca, where my father, Martin Codoba. . . . .

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Jul 06

Palatkai tábor Palatkán?... Te is segíthetsz!

Update posted by Martin Florin Codoba at 09:27 pm

Kedves barátaim, ismerőseim, a palatkai muzsika kedvelői! Örömmel jelentkezem újra, mégpedig jó hírekkel. Soha nem gondoltam volna, hogy álmom ilyen hamar valósággá válhat! A ti segítségetekkel és az események szerencsés alakulásával sikerült megvásárolnom Palatkán az apai házat, ahol édesapám, Kodoba Márton és a családunk 1969 és 1990 között lakott, ahol. . . . .

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Feb 05

Vélemények a palatkai zenéről - What people say about Palatca music

Update posted by Martin Florin Codoba at 05:31 pm

Magyarpalatka a világ egy olyan tája, amit soha senkinek nem szabadna elfelednie, és mindenkinek meg kell, hogy ismerje egyszer!Palatca is the part of the world which no one should ever forget and everyone should get to know once!K. D.Listening to Palatkai always meant a lot to me. If you donate,. . . . .

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Jan 20

More about Palatca folk music and the current initiative - A palatkai népzenéről és a jelen kezdeményezésről

Update posted by Martin Florin Codoba at 03:56 am

"Their music represents authentic folk music of the Transylvanian Plain -Zenéjük a mezőségi tájegység autentikus folklórjának gyöngyszeme":https://youtu.be/fYplGUsOgg4 - Scroll for English - ---------------------------------------------------------------------Támogasd Florint a magyarpalatkai Kodoba emlékház létrehozásában!Tervek: - A Kodoba család tagjainak emlékére létrehozott múzeum, rendszeres nyitvatartással - régi hangszerek kiállítása - fényképek, személyes tárgyak kiállítása - interaktív. . . . .

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 26, 2022
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  • Donated on Jan 23, 2022
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  • Donated on Jan 12, 2022
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  • yoshimi masuo
  • Donated on Jan 01, 2022
  • We would love to visit your memorial and music house in Palatca when it's ready!

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  • Donated on Nov 05, 2021
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  • Donated on Sep 15, 2021
  • Kodoba emlékházra

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