10/21 (Sun.) 18:30 Muzsikás│Hungary│Classic gypsy folk music with 4 decades of popularity
After 40 years of their unrivaled career, these winners of the WOMEX Award in 2008 for World Music are the most renowned and popular Hungarian folk music ensemble both worldwide and in their home country. MUZSIKÁS pioneered the global popularity of Hungarian folk music, which now enjoys a well-established niche in the roots and world music scenes. Due to their unique musical skills, instrumental knowledge and musical versatility, they adapt well to different music scenes, collaborating with various noted musicians and groups. They work in styles from folk and world music to classical, klezmer, jazz and even alternative rock. They have given exceptional live performances at the biggest festivals and in the most well-known concert halls, such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Théatre de la Ville in Paris and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Among their various prizes, they were awarded the most respected Hungarian State award for artists, the Kossuth Prize. They were also given the Prima Primissima Award, and in 2008, they won the prestigious WOMEX Award for World Music.