Annamaria Oláh – voice, guitar, cajon, ukulele, kalimba
Emil Biljarski – keyboards, guitar, voice
Árpád Vajdovich – bass, double bass, voice
Dávid Krolokowski – percussion, drums, ukulele, voice
Meszecsinka is a child of a love affair, started under the full moon. It means in Bulgarian „small moon” and comes from Annamari’s favorite Bulgarian folk song. Meszecsinka is intimate, magical and fragile, as any child of love. She sings in seven languages (Hungarian, Russian, Bulgarian, Finnish, English, Arabian and Spanish), comes from two countries (Hungary, Bulgaria) and leads you into a Wonderland, where Bulgarian and Hungarian folk lives together with flamenco and funky, Oriental and experimental.
The members come from internationally acknowledged bands (Korai Öröm, Fokatelep, Kampec Dolores) to this inner place with one purpose: to feel good and to do only what they really want to do.
The music made with this attitude reached many people, the band has performed in the biggest venues of Hungary like Millenáris or Palace of Arts and at many festivals in the country and abroad (Germany, Austria, Greece, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria).
In May 2012 the first album was released online worldwide by the German Hiperbole Records, on CD by Narrator Records, supported with video featuring real people’s story. The album was presented first at the Austrian Balkan Fever festival.
Meszecsinka won the first prize of the contest Folkbeats among 100 bands – a North-American tour. It happened in April-May 2013. The band played 13 concerts in 11 cities of USA and Canada, including major clubs of cities like New York and Toronto.
In 2014 the band played in Moscow and recorded a homemade video on the Red Square. The piece contains a Hungarian oda to the Russian poet Esenin and Russian gypsy song. In July the band released new video, a masterpiece made by Csepeli Eszter, who’s recent movie was a part of 2014 Cannes Filmfestival Official Selection. “Kinyílok” reached the sixth place on the videochart of World Music Network and fRoots.
The last album “Kinyílok” (I open up) was presented during the band’s 2014 German tour.
“A moon shining brighter and brighter on the Hungarian underground sky”
“First class world music”
“Intimate, acoustic and passionate moon”
“Specialists would call it psychedelic new wave folk”.
“The intimate and chanson moments come along with the sweeping, rockandroll riffs; a dense and palpable atmosphere pervades everything. Beyond the musical components there is the essence of the Paneuropean culture”. Brilliant album!”