Ági Szalóki is one of the most talented and
celebrated representatives of the new generation of Hungarian folksingers.
For several years she was the singer for Besh o droM (a popular world music
band), playing all over Europe; and with Ökrös, famous for their
virtuoso interpretation of authentic Hungarian folk music. She has toured
the globe with these bands from the Montreal Jazz Festival to the Barbican
Center in London, and the Théatre de la Ville in Paris. Her voice
can be heard on more than 35 albums. Since 2005 she has been pursuing a
solo career. Of her three solo albums two have won Fonogram “Album
of the Year” awards, for Hungarian Jazz
(2006) and Albums for Children
(2007). Ági’s singing style—characterised by subtle sensitivity,
childlike honesty and inventiveness—has attracted the attention of
the greatest Hungarian jazz musicians.
Watch Szalóki Ági perform
at the 2009 Night of the Museums in Budapest