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Kismet

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Kismet

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Marta Sebestyen
Producers:
Hannibal, Rykodisc
genre:
World

We gave it a B

Global folk-pop such as Kismet, in which the gifted Hungarian singer Marta Sebestyenzigzags from Ireland to India, brings us closer to a 21st-century inevitability — one big, worldwide music culture, into which regional sounds are absorbed. Sebestyen sings gorgeously, but what’s missing is the thrill of the raw originals: the Transylvanian fiddler, the harsh-voiced Basque balladeer.

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