Popular music has been having the kind of rebirth that classical music had at the beginning of the last century. Composers who are searching for new paths have found a flood of inspiration in the basic foundations of musical resources, most of all in folk music. In this amazing record by Katan you can find adaptations of Transylvannian-Moldavian-Hungarian folk themes and motifs.
Kata Horvati and Ancsa Papp sing these songs in such a pure, strong and powerfully expressive way that is a characteristic of performers who have truly mastered the forms of Hungarian Folk songs. And the musical "accompaniment" is an equally important companion to the new and well formed structures. It's one of the peculiarities and strengths of this album that different great artists who represent different genres of music play together. For example Mihály Borbély, a prominent figure in Hungarian Jazz culture, Ferenc Kisvári, who has played the drums on records that count as milestones in the history of Hungarian popular music, András Hajós, the singer songwriter of the band Emil.Rulez!, or Kit Walker, the American Jazz pianist, who played on Jai Juttal's record that has been nominated for the Grammies: they all gave to this record their own uniqueness and the atmospheres of the genres they play in, creating an interesting fusion with folk music.

There is a great variety of what is on offer in the markets of so called "World Music". Many "musicians" use melodies from folksongs and they just insert them into popular material without any imagination, in a shallow way, without making much mental effort.

The producers of Katan, Csaba Faltay and Ferenc Kisvári didn't just use the foundations of folk music, but they enriched the songs with their own special contributions and with incredible musical arrangements and unique musical structures.

The musical heritage the great Hungarian composers, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, the world famous adaptors of Hungarian folk music, was the inspiration for this album. The world of these great composers can be felt in the harmonisation and in the motifs of these songs, which is a kind of respectful bow from the creators of this album to those great musicians of the past.

01 Gyűrű Dal
02 Szováti
03 Déva
04 Rózsa
05 Árva Madár
06 Elmenek
07 Koszorú
08 Gergely Dub
09 Bánat

The band Katan:
Kata Horváti - vocals
Ancsa Papp - vocals

Musicians:
Kit Walker - piano
Mihály Borbély - wind instruments
András Hajós - vocals
Ferenc Kisvári- drums
Viktor Dudás - drums
Gábor Bruzsa - bass
Arnold Antoni- guitars
Zsófia Tallér - keyboards
Zoltán Istvánffy - electric guitar
Csaba Gyulai - gadulka
Csaba Faltay - keyboards

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