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!

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