Romengo

Romengo

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Leading vocalist of the band, Monika Lakatos is already well-known in Hungary, where she is considered to be one of the most powerful, soulful and authentic gypsy singers.

Biography

The group Romengo represents a new Sound of Eastern European Gypsy music!

Leading vocalist of the band, Monika Lakatos is already well-known in Hungary, where she is considered to be one of the most powerful, soulful and authentic gypsy singers.

She comes into the international musical world with own compositions of Romengo, as well as songs handed down generation to generation by his Olah gyspy family.

Traditionnaly accompanied by archaic rythm “instruments”, such as the tin can and wooden spoons, theses songs are pieced together with accompaniment of the guitar and the double bass and with the melodies of the violin.

The result is a unique sounding which is not only a true testimony of the vitality and dynamism of the Olah Gypsy heritage but also shows the innovative inspiration, the festive and gathering music of Romengo.

MAINS SHOWS:
Bimhuis (NL)
Women Voices Festival (BE)
Festival Femmes du Monde (FR)
Participation in documentary film “Music Dialogues on the Danube River ”. Diffusion on Euronews.
Showcase at Babel Med Music 2007 (World music Forum – Marseille / France)
Festival Convivencia (FR)
Festival Mille et Une (FR)
Gipsy Swing Festival (FR)
Bal des Bals - Muziekpublique (BE)
Festival Les Voix du Monde (FR)
Festival Musiques d'Ici et d'Ailleurs (FR)
Gypsy tent, Sziget Festival (HU)
Harlem stage at Roma Parliament (HU)

AWARD:
Romengo has received the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation Award for Dialogue between Cultures (at Babel Med Music / March 2007 / FR).

Discography

Release expected this year.