Hungarian Folk Music
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The winners of the WOMEX Award for World Music, after 45 years of their unrivaled career, MUZSIKÁS is the most renowned and popular Hungarian folk music ensemble worldwide.. MUZSIKÁS pioneered the global popularity of Hungarian folk music that is now a well-established niche in the roots and world music scenes. Due to their unique musical skills, instrumental knowledge and musical versatility, they can cope with playing on different music scenes, collaborating with various noted musicians and groups, from folk and world-music to classical, klezmer and jazz, and even to alternative rock music. They have already presented their exceptional live performances at the greatest festivals and in the most significant concert halls, such as the Carnegie Hall in New York.
Among the various prizes, they were awarded the most respected Hungarian State award for artists, the Kossuth Prize and in 2008 they received the prestigious WOMEX Award for World Music..
Half an hour program about Muzsikás in BBC Radio 4 made by Simon Broughton
Produced by Alan Hall A Falling Tree production
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