Sebő együttes - Játék karácsonykor (Christmas Play)
Sebestyén Márta, Bognár Szilvia, Palya Bea

Joyeux Noel!
Fröhliche Weihnachten!
Buone Feste Natalizie!
Hristos Razdajetsja!
Kala Christouyenna!
Vesele Vianoce!
Feliz Navidad!
Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo!
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!
Kala Christouyenna!
Ruumsaid juulup hi!
Nollaig Shona Dhuit!
Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!
Nollaig chridheil huibh!
Sretam Bozic!
Hristos se rodi!
Kurisumasu Omedeto!
Shub Naya Baras!
Hyvaa joulua!
Gladelig Jul!
Bon Nadal!
Shenoraavor Nor!
Gezur Krislinjden!
Priecigus Ziemassvetkus!
Linksmu Kaledu!
Gledelig Jul!
Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz!
Gledileg Jol!
Nedeleg laouen na bloavezh mat!
Cestit Bozic i Sretna Nova godina!
Sarbatori vesele!
!Feliz Navidad!
Boas Festas!
Frohe Weihnachten!
Zalig Kerstfeest!
Vessela Koleda!
Feliz Natal!
Sheng Tan Kuai Loh!
Eftihismena Christougenna!
Mo'adim Lesimkha!
Merii Kurisumasu!
Sung Tan Chuk Ha!
Prettige Kerstdagen!
Veseloho Vam Rizdva!
Milad Majid!

I was born anno Domini 1964. My father who died at a young age considered very important that my sister and me learned music, so we started the violin in the music school. Thank God the Csík Enseble has become more and more popular, thus besides Hungary I was invited to play music abroad as well. Hence I could see almost all the world.
It is a great honour for me that with the album: Karácsonynak éjszakáján (Christmas Eve) I might be a part of families’ holiday dinners.
Let this music be my Christmas present for you, as I compiled it not only from the thoughts of poets and musicians, but also from old ritual songs.

Csík János

1. Hóban, fényben
2. Lassan elfogynak az ünnepek
3. Bárcsak régen felébredtem volna...
4. Mostan kinyílt egy szép rózsa virág...
5. Karácsonynak éjszakáján...
6. Karácsonyi köszöntő

Zsolt Barcza jr. - cimbalom, organ
József Bartók - double bass
János Csík - voice, violin
Tamás Kunos - viola
Péter Makó - clarinet
Attila Szabó - violin
Balázs Szokolai "Dongó" - bagpipe

Ádám Apáti - outhpiano
György Ferenczi - violin, harmonica, vocal
Miklós Jankó - drum
Levente Kormos - guitar, vocal
Zsolt Pintér - mandolin, vocal



World music songs for Christmas.

Hungarian vocal folklore as a student of ethnology at the ELTE University in Budapest, while touring Europe with the vocalist band Vándor Vokál, performing polyphonic songs of the nations in the Balkan and Carpathian- Basin region. The work with the famous Makám band has brought her a wider popularity on world-musical stages. She has also been invited to sing on popular Flemish band Kadril’s album De Andere Kust, and after the recording also numerous successful concerts have followed. At present she is featured as a solo vocalist of innumerable albums and bands; be it folk music, poems set to music, old music or world music. She is a guest performer at the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble in Budapest, concerts with luthier Kónya István, appears in the renown Sebô Ensemble, appears as a solo vocalist of the Etnofon Zenei Társulás and the Szájról szájra production, and her own world music band established in 2006. Szilvia was invited to appear on one of Sebestyén Márta’s albums, and Márta has in a way become the ’musical mother’ of Szilvia during the recording of her own solo album Song Preserves the Heartbeat of Time. She was awarded the Artisjus performer’s prize in 2004 and the eMeRTon prize of the Hungarian Radio in the category of Folk Singer of the Year, and she received the Kodály Zoltán Memorial Award in 2007.

1. Ádvent
2. Szeretetből jöttél
3. Szüzesség rózsája
4. Karácsony - Harang csendül...

Szilvia Bognár - voice
Péter Bede - saxophone, kaval, flute
János Gerzson - oud
Csaba Gyulai - percussion
Zoltán Kovács - double bass, buzuki, vocal
István Pál "Szalonna" - violin
Krisztián Rácz - acoustic and electric guitar
Balázs Thurnay - flute, vocal



Big thanks Frankie for the CD!

Fodor Sándor "Neti" was an acknowledged master in Transylvanian folk music.
Here you can listen to one of the last concerts held in Fonó Music Hall by Fodor Sándor "Neti" , the famous first violin from Kalotaszeg.

The sound recording preserve the atmosphere of this evening on this record. No information can be found on the cover, the music and photos themselves commemorate this grand master of violin.

Fodor Sándor "Neti" (1922 - 2004) was a representative of the lost generation of great Transylvanian Traditional Fiddlers. These musicians which for the most part are Gypsies, have entertained the people of Transylvania for centuries. They transformed the style of Transylvanian instrumental music, a style which from the eighteenth century onward could already be considered as specific to the Carpathian Basin.

On this re-issued recording, Hungarian, Romanian and Gypsy music intermingle, echoing the general, but at the same time distinctive ring of the Transylvanian spirit. This common language beyond spoken language is dying out, as it is swept away by the consumer society, which largely appeared after the changes in 1989.

Fodor Sándor "Neti"is well-known and respected in folk music circles. Whenever he appears amongst us (always with his violin), we celebrate him, and can't wait till meet him again."

01. Legényes
02. Keserves és szapora
03. Dojna
04. Legényes II.
05. Legényes III.
06. Invirtita
07. Hajnali
08. Csárdás és szapora
09. Szapora
10. Hajnali, invirtita és szapora
11. Legényes és szapora
12. Keserves és hajnali



Los Angeles, CA- Called “one of the hottest emerging acts” by Time Out, Rupa & The April Fishes are specialists in crossing borders and building bridges musically, and that is exactly what they do on their new album este mundo. The messages on este mundo come from the real life experiences and travels of the band and lead singer Rupa, who is a practicing physician by day in a San Francisco hospital.

The record addresses many issues including life, love, art, death and the real and artificial divisions that keep us apart. By mixing musical elements of Gypsy swing, Colombian cumbia, French chanson and Indian ragas the band achieves a sound that effortlessly blurs the boundaries of genre and geography. According to lead singer Rupa, “este mundo is a collection of sounds and songs highlighting life’s accidental beauty and surging joy as well as their inexorable partner: human suffering.”

“French, Latin and any number of Gypsy-adjacent influences course through their mix with a pleasantly ‘San Franciscan’ kind of flourish. A little like riding with the top down in a double-decker bus, careening through seven or eight crowded ethnic neighborhoods, each one in the middle of a massive street party.”

“If their debut reflected the Bush regime, Este Mundo seems to reflect the optimism of a new era.”

“at the cutting edge of world music… an ingenious mix.”

“What drives this whip-smart artist and her five mixed race band mates is a need to engage and stimulate in ways that get people hoping and thinking.”

01. (La Frontera)
02. C'est Moi
03. Por La Frontera
04. Linea
05. Rose
06. Culpa De La Luna
07. Éléphant
08. Soledad
09. (El Camino Del Diablo
10. Este Mundo
11. Soy Payaso
12. Neruda
13. Trouble
14. Estrella Caida
15. Espero La Luna

Marcus "The Tone" Cohen: trumpet
Isabel "Iz" Douglass: accordion, voice
Aaron "Rhone-Ditty-Rhone" Kierbel: percussion, contraptions, fish
Safa "Jazz Spy" Shokrai: upright bass
Ara Anderson: trumpet, bass trumpet
Rupa: songstress, voice, guitar



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