The Very Best of Muzsikás featuring Márta Sebestyén - Fly Bird, Fly (4 stars)

Fantastic retrospective of the Hungarian folk group's career

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The Very Best of Muzsikás featuring Márta Sebestyén - Fly Bird, Fly

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Early on, Hungarian musicians Muzsikás, with singer Márta Sebestyén, were at the forefront of the European folk scene. Forty years after they pushed forward traditions championed by ethnomusicologists Bartok and Kodaly, they sound as fiery and fresh as ever. Embrace the zinging fiddles beloved of the Hungarian táncház ‘dance house’ movement, pipes keening out shepherds tunes, mouth-harp flute bird songs, all infused with stirring emotion. Few voices can match that of Sebestyén (cue the soundtrack of The English Patient, which she sang on).

Marta Sebestyen in The English Patient

Muzsikás: Repülj madár, repülj (Fly Bird, fly)

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