Mon, January 28th

“TWO WORLDS IN ONE” – music from Europe to Africa

folk world music TICKETS

Doors 7:00pm
Show 8:00pm
Advance Price $15 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $20 (Students $10 w/ School ID)
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

“TWO WORLDS IN ONE” – music from Europe to Africa

“Music knows no boundaries – it is the universal language. Continents could be merged into one by the power of music. It may be a strange idea to think that European and African music have genuine connection, but it may be more natural than you thought. Come, listen and make your own decision.”

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Folk Music from Hungary and Beyond: Mesi from Budapest – NY Debut



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 her Official Website

Kakande Quintet

Kakande Quintet is a West African ensemble rooted in the beautiful Mande court music tradition. The group is lead by Famoro Dioubate, a master of the balafon, which is an 800 year-old instrument with a rhythmic and melodic potential similar in scope the Hungarian cimbalom. 

The quintet is honored to feature Missia Saran Dioubate who is in the United States on tour from Guinea. She is a much loved vocalist, outstanding musician, and exemplary presenter of the Djeli tradition. Djelis (a.k.a. griots) are the living history books of West Africa, and through their songs, stories and instruments, they have kept the Mande tradition 

The groups shows how the transcendent power of melody and a deep respect of tradition can ennoble humanity... and be super fun at the same time.  
Kakande Quintet features Raul Rothblatt (bassist of Életfa) on cello and David Ellenbogen on guitar. 
You can find information about Kakande on their Official Website



 **Dinner Special Details**

Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 
Dinner options include:
  OPTION 1: Mediterranean Plate with Green Salad and a Soda
  OPTION 2: Cheeseburger with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda
  OPTION 3: Fish & chips with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda