Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Traditional Hungarian world music
Most recent release, probably Maramaros/The lost Jewish music of Transylvania (2003)
Márta Sebestyén's solo work, other eastern European folk music
Muzsikas is a wonderful example of a band that is able to make traditional music lively and contemporary. (Neile)
Comments about live performance:
Those of you who've seen Muzikas (There's two kinds of people in this world...) know how far short any written description is likely to fall. The rest of you, take what I say—no matter how exaggerated it must sound—as the smallest part of the truth.
Recommended first album:
Nem arról hajnallik, amerról hajnallott/The Prisoner's Song is a favourite
Recordings:Dates are approximate, as it's hard to tell
Wide in U.S.
Highly recommended for fans of traditional music
Márta Sebestyén—vocals, recorder
This is a delightful and enjoyable album. I like it as well if not better than the cds that have appeared under Márta Sebestyén's name. Good songs, great musicians, and very interesting vocals. (Neile)
Wide in U.S.
Recommended for fans of traditional music
Márta Sebestyén—flute, vocals Sándor Csoóri——fiddle
Rácz Antal—zither, citera
Dániel Hamar and the Muzsikás band
Apparently this is an album of studio recordings of their best-received work from their concerts. If you like world music, especially Eastern European, you will love this. They are great live. Márta Sebestyén's voice is strong throughout. Not sure why I'm not more excited by this, though—I prefer The Prisoner's Song or Blues for Transylvania or Márta Sebestyén's early solo work. (Neile)
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