Concert jazzfolk/world in Mononom
Koszika & Szász Csaba – Transylvanian Tales
Eklektik musik from the wild Karpathians
Taking inspiration from their past, their roots – Eastern-, Central European and balkanic folk tunes and melodies – Koszika and Szász Csaba are looking towards the future, influenced by global music. Their modern approach to traditional sounds takes the listener on a journey: old, shamanic vibrations combined with a 21. century electric and sometimes electronic sonority – the place between worlds.
Having started as a folk singer in a musician family, Koszorus Krisztina aka Koszika is on the root of Hungarian, Romanian and Gypsy music. After getting her degree in Classical Violin and perfecting her craft in Jazz and Pop/Funk/Soul, she started reusing the inherited knowledge on her roots to mix influences, languages and styles with ease and joy.
Self-taught multi-instrumentalist and producer Szász Csaba accompanies her on the guitar and several other instruments, skillfully balancing the traditional and modern elements in their sound, and brings forward a whole bands’ ample sound beside crafting exciting solos.
With their concert called Transylvanian Tales they are raising international awareness to the vast and beautiful music of their region.
They aim to get the younger generation closer to the regions’ traditions and music.
Combining styles that are geographically distant, they continue bringing together cultures – overcoming borders and genres.
Together they have won several awards for their duo performances like Best Composition, Best Singer, Best Vocalist at competitions like Johnny Raducanu International Jazz Competition, Jazz in the Park International Jazz Competition, as well as winning the MOST – Balkan Music Export mentorship program in 2022.
Their strong passion for music and unique sound is sure to captivate audiences.