Folk songs from Domahaza
In her solo show Little Songs From A Big World Andrea Gerak takes the listener to a trip through acapella folk songs of her upcoming same titled album, from Hungary to Turkey, Ireland, Solomon Islands, Peru and more, even linking some of the melodies to other genres such as pop or jazz, telling stories about the background of each song, dancing, truly communicating with the audience. (In English and/or Hungarian, depending on the audience)
This is what Treehugger Dan has to say about the same concert at his bookstore café in April:
"I am addicted to Hungarian folk dancing, but have never been a big fan of the singing. With the possible exception of Lovasz Iren with Makam, Hungarian female folk singers tend to go for the high notes and stay there, which causes a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard reaction in me. So when the very accomplished folk-world music singer Andrea Gerak came to sing last night at Treehugger Dan's, I did not know what to expect, but thought I did. My fears were entirely unfounded, and it was a very pleasant intimate candlelit evening of "little songs from a big world." I especially enjoyed it when she showed the audience where the songs were from on an imaginary map like a meteorologist. Andrea sang some beautiful songs in Turkish, Hungarian, English, and Gypsy. I will definietly try to invite her back in the Autumn."
A cozy evening at a nice tea house (excellent tea and service!) One minute walk from Moricz Zsigmond square, on the left side of Villanyi str.
Place: Voros Oroszlan Teahaz (Red Lion Tea House)
Budapest, distr. 11, Villanyi str 12.
Time: August 15 Saturday, 20:00
Entrance fee: 500.- (consumption not included)
Tea House or CONTACT page
Tel.: +36 1 279 1133, +36 70 4023173
Entrance: 500.-HUF (consumption not included)
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