Tag: #female

Török Tilla Folk Experience

Foto: Csaba Helyes Playing music since childhood, multi-instrumentalist folk singer Tilla Török’s band, which includes her siblings, creates a unique musical synergy that interweaves Hungarian folk music elements with the ancient music of the Eurasian Steppe. toroktillaofficial@gmail.com // +3670 320 0976

Veronika Harcsa Bálint Gyémánt Quartet

Foto: Stefania Marcus Colourful, narrative melodies, traditional Eastern European rhythms and contemporary jazz elements fuse into a dynamic rich sound through Veronika’s mesmerizing voice, Bálint’s virtuoso guitar playing and a top notch Belgian rhythm section, making this quartet genuinely Pan-European. miklos.anga.kis@mmmbooking.hu // +3670 398 9216

Helga Debreczeni-Kiss

Foto: Ádám Varga Helga Debreczeni-Kiss’ virtuosic performances on the zither have captivated audiences and fellow folk musicians alike. She is passionate about traditional zither music from various Hungarian regions and hopes to inspire others to fall in love with it. She also explores its uses in classical music, jazz, and…

Melinda Balogh

Foto: Kornél Papp Young folk singer Melinda Balogh burst onto the scene with her first album ‘Napkerék’ earning her much deserved praise. On the album she applies her unique voice and emotion to Transylvanian Gypsy folk music. She also performs regularly with the improvised folklore theatre group ‘BaHorKa’. winkler.silvia@googlemail.com //+3630…

Mónika Lakatos and the Gypsy Voices

Mónika Lakatos is an outstanding performer of authentic Olah Gypsy folk music, which she sings with an overwhelming intensity and profound empathy. Accompanied by musicians on traditional instruments, her voice projects the traditions of an ethnic community and the fates of individual people. www.lakatosmonika.hu

Napfonat

Napfonat, an a cappella group formed in 2018 by five young women, braids harmonies, rhythms, mindfulness and the subtle depth of womanhood with traditional folk songs from various backgrounds to create rich polyphonic arrangements. Their first album is due to be released in September 2020. napfonatzene@gmail.com

Ötödik Évszak

Foto: Balázs Berki Sándor ’Sündi’ Csoóri Jr., a prominent figure in the younger generation of Hungarian folk musicians, formed this group with friends including some excellent string players, a cimbalom player and French-Hungarian singer Isabella Caussanel to create exceptional and uplifting music. lhorvath@fono.hu // +3630 220 6352

Pengetős (Plunking) Trio

Foto: Katalin Szilárd This trio’s music is a meeting of long-lost cousins the zither, the alt and cello tambura, and the cobza, and they have a lot to discuss. These instruments are related to each other and are well-known individually, however, the trio’s sound is absolutely unique thanks to the…

Romengo

Foto: András Farkas Romengo performs traditional Hungarian Olah Gypsy folk music featuring songs learned from their parents and original songs, along with a variety of unique instruments. Most of the members learned to play music at the same time they learned to speak. Romengo has performed at more than 25…

Guessous Meshi

Foto: Zsófi Raffay With a strong personal mission to help those less fortunate, this Hungarian-Moroccan singer strives to bridge cultures and raise awareness through her music. She graduated from and taught at the Liszt Academy and has released three albums featuring songs in ten languages, all the while performing around…

Ági Szalóki

Foto: László Emmer The winner of numerous recognitions, including the Liszt Award, Ági Szalóki has been active on the Hungarian world music scene since 1999, singing for bands like Ökrös and the world music band Besh o Drom. 16 years ago she began to write and perform children’s music incorporating…

Ágnes Herczku and Nikola Parov

You’re bound to bump into Ágnes Herzcku and Nikola Parov on the world music scene. Their longstanding musical partnership has consistently created exciting and colourful music rooted in traditional folk melodies fused with mainstream sounds. The albums from their joint project “Ági Herczku & Band” regularly land at the top…

Babra

Foto: Gábor Erdélyi Babra breathes new life into the manifold musical heritage of the South Slavs. The band’s vibrant personality is determined by the unity of the tamburas, the harmony of the clarinet and the accordion, and the unique appearance of the tambura bass played by the only woman in…

Bea Palya

Foto: Anita Veres As a distinctive figure on the Hungarian world music and songwriting scene Bea intertwines traditional influences from Hungarian, Bulgarian, Jewish and Gypsy folk music with a modern spin and her own emotional imprints to create an innovative world music sound. info@palyabea.hu // +3630 821 5405

Branka Trio

A vibrant young Hungarian-Serbian folk singer and musician, Branka Básits completed her folk music studies at the Hungarian Academy of Music. Her passion for Balkan traditions comes alive on stage with the help of an accordion player and jazz guitarist, creating new dimensions of world music. xprodukcio@gmail.com // +3620 501…

Dalinda

Foto: Géza Galán A cappella trio Dalinda sings stories about the journey of womanhood through the medium of traditional and modern sounds. Their three voices interwoven electrify the audience with uplifting feminine energy. “Dalinda is the optimistic future of Hungarian folk singing, they not only possess folklore knowledge, but they…

Edina ‘Mókus’ Szirtes

A true force of nature, Edina’s effortless and energetic blend of her innate talent and classical music background with powerful emotion and the rich diversity of world music creates a stunning original sound. Her unstoppable exploration of eradicating boundaries between musical genres has led to a prolific and award-winning output.…