MESI – Maria Majda Guessous North American Tour 2013
The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY & Centrum Management
Mária Majda Guessous
Unique Hungarian Folk Singing Talent
The winner of the Hungarian 2011 nationwide FOLKBEATS
talent search competition.
Selected among almost 100 competitors.
“Folksongs of My Heritage”
Mária Majda Guessous – singer
with multi-instrumentalists Iván Barvich & Dávid Gerzson Boros
Mária Majda Guessous
Majda Mária Guessous, known as “Mesi,” is a young folk singer sensation from Hungary with a very interesting background. She was born in Debrecen Hungary, her mother’s homeland, her father is from Morocco. Her unique dual cultural background always interested her and she made a point of learning both cultural heritages, especially focusing on the similarities. She was trained to be a musician, primarily a folk singer, from a young age. She has won significant recognitions in virtually all competitions she ever entered, and received scholarships to study folk singing in numerous schools, spending a semester in Turkey. She is has completed her studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, concentrating on folk music performance and teaching. She received the Junior Prima Price in 2011.
During the 2011 Budapest FOLKBEATS talent search competition, the prestigious jury selected her as the best folk singer among almost 100 entries. She mesmerizes audiences with her voice clarity and sensitivity, as well as her engaging personality. Her winning award for her first-place prize: this North American Tour.
In her performances, Mesi features not only ancient Hungarian folksongs but builds musical bridges to her other ethnic connections, sure to surprise audiences. She will be accompanied by two musicians who will assure musical depth to the wonderful folk-music voyage: Iván Barvich, from the famous Sebő Ensemble, will play wind instruments and tambura and Dávid Gerzson Boros, Mesi’s husband, will play on percussive instruments.
This intimate performance in Hungarian folk music, and much more, is sure to be a memorable event for all.
For more information about the MESI please visit:
The Hungarian Cultural Center, NY is supporting the tour of Mesi. The Center is dedicated to promoting Hungarian culture and increasing the awareness of the wonderful cultural resources of Hungary to the North American public. The Center is founded by the Hungarian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
FOR INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS:
CENTRUM MANAGEMENT – Kalman Magyar
Tel: 201-836-4869 ~ 201-836-1590 ~ email: email@example.com ~ www.centrummanagement.org