42nd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 14–16 April 2023
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Another Fonó release, Cserepes Károly’s album “Blacklake” made the World Music Charts Europe toplist. The prestigious list is generated from votes of 50 world music radio experts from 24 countries. Every month the list is published at www.wmce.de. This is the only Hungarian album on the list for July - and the first Hungarian release to make the list over the last few months. Cserepes Károly’s album invites the listener on an imagined walk through the traditional regional market in Transylvania’s Feketetó/Negreni. He embeds traditional music in an unusual musical environment. Without changing them, folk music field recordings are woven into a new musical fabric. Blacklake (Fonó 2016) “…Cserepes Károly takes a different kind of approach to combining the modern and folk cultures, and not just on his new album, because he has already been successful at blending the electronic musical environment with folk music and folk song…” For this recording he used old recordings of music from the Feketetó/Negreni market held in Transylvania every fall for the last century or so. “…not only do the various ethnic groups’ music and songs find each other, but the modern electronic “soundpictures” sound as if a live DJ and the musicians were sensitively reacting to every vibration…” Rácz Mihály’s review from the blog: langologitarok.hu