MUZSIKÁS is the most popular and most renowned ensemble in Hungary and worldwide playing the traditional Hungarian folk music. Their performance is an exciting musical experience, the audience are transferred back to the remote Hungarian village atmosphere where the traditions survived the centuries.

MUZSIKÁS is the name given to musicians playing traditional folk music in Hungary in villages. The formation of the MUZSIKÁS Ensemble coincided with the European revivalist movement of the seventies whereby interest lied not only in the traditions, but also the roots of culture.

The members of the group play and improvise in the style of old traditional Hungarian folk bands in which the solo violin and the song typically were accompanied with the three-stringed viola and contrabass. The musicians also play other instruments which enables them to produce an extensive range of exciting and unusual colour tones. The music of MUZSIKÁS can be characterized as the traditional arrangements of authentic Hungarian folk music featuring a playing style typical of the best village musicians. It has nothing in common stylistically with the Gypsy-Hungarian style, but is rather the true folk music of Hungary, the most beautiful melodies of which were considered by Béla Bartók to be equal with the greatest works of music.

01 - Füzes lakodalmas
02 - Kerekes héjsza és sebes
03 - Baj baj baj
04 - Sűrű és ritka magyar
05 - Ej de széles
06 - Gyimesi verbunk
07 - Rákoczi mars
08 - Édesanyám rózsafája
09 - Gyimesi lassú magyaros
10 - Szállj el madár

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"Composer and guitarist Goran Bregović has been a household name in the Balkans for over three decades. Born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (then Yugoslavia), Bregović has composed for such varied artists as Iggy Pop and Cesaria Evora. He earned his fame wielding a guitar with his rock band Bijelo dugme, a group that rose to stardom and set the groundwork for the Yugoslav rock scene. Known internationally for his scores for Emir Kusturica’s films (Time of the Gypsies, Arizona Dream, Underground), Bregović commands an ensemble that matches his larger-than-life persona. A rowdy brass band, bagpipes, a string ensemble, a tuxedo-clad all-male choir from Belgrade, and traditional Bulgarian and Roma singers make up his dynamic 40-piece band and orchestra. Bregović’s compositions, extending Balkan musical inspirations to innovative extremes, draw upon European classicism and Balkan rhythms, evoking rock’s searing power as well as the repose of sacred sounds–all fueled by the insistent drive of brass."

01. Hop hop hop (lead vocal: Saban Bajramovic)
02. Tale I (grave disperato - for wind orchestra and clock)
03. Aven Ivenda (lead vocal: Vaska Jankowska)
04. Sex (lead vocal: Saban Bajramovic)
05. Tale II (adagio poco febrile - For wine glases and strings)
06. Maki Maki (lead vocal: Saban Bajramovic)
07. Tale III (lento arabesco - for Zdravko Colic and the Georgian Male Choir)
08. So nevo si (lead vocal: Ljudmila Radkova, Danijela Radkova, Lidija Dakova, Dejan Pesic, Srdjan Pejic, Ogi Radivojevic, Goran Bregovic)
09. Tale IV (moderato melancolico - for violin, cow horn, harp and strings)
10. Coctail Molotov (lead vocal: Goran Demirovic)
11. Tale V (for Eb clarinet and orchestra)
12. Polizia molto arabbiata (lead vocal: Goran Demirovic)
13. Tale VI (adagio delicato - for wine glasses and strings)
14. Te Kuravle (lead vocal: Vaska Jankovska)
15. Tale VII (vivo con fuoco - Scherzo for Gypsy Orchestra)


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