Hallgató and pergető songs
Mónika Lakatos: Romanimo
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Mónika Lakatos is an exceptional performer of authentic Roma folk music, which bursts out of her fragile-looking body with overwhelming intensity and profound empathy. Accompanied by guitar and the milk can, her voice projects the tradition of an ethnic community and the fates of individual people. Important and relevant content combined with a cathartic performance style in one remarkable concert.
Even today, singing hallgatós remains a crucial part of the community's life: the accompaniment to fun, they enable personal stories to become communal experiences. Their lyrics and meaning depend on the given moment and the psychological and emotional state of the performer. Like in life, the concert will alternate between moments of sorrow and joy, with slow hallgatós followed by rhythmic pergetős. Amongst the songs she learned from family members, she will perform hallgatós from 120 years ago that have been 'resurrected' from recordings after being passed down from generation to generation. These provide a glimpse into the outlook of the Oláh Gypsy community, offering points of shared identification, while also offering a chance to immerse oneself in a common experience of emotions.
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