Album Remarks & Appraisals:
"The Hungarian gypsy fiddler Roby Lakatos crosses most musical forms, from smoky cafes to the BBC Proms. What he is pursuing here are affinities between his own caravan heritage and the klezmer music of little Jewish bands that used to crisscross central Europe. The symbiosis is striking, both traditions drawing copiously from the same melodic wells and both refined over centuries to squeeze a tear from hearts of stone. The Lakatos take on Hatikvah may never get played on Israeli state occasions but its tremulous yearnings are authentic beyond dispute. Best of all, Lakatos introduces the Yiddish singer Miriam Fuks who, in a pitch-perfect alto profundo, delivers irresistible sweet-sour wedding songs of a world that is no more." -La Scena Musicale (CD of the Week Selection)
Personnel: Roby Lakatos (violin); Myriam Fuks (vocals); Aldo Granato (accordion).
Liner Note Authors: Myriam Fuks; Roby Lakatos.
Photographer: Károly Matz.
Arrangers: Ferenc Jávori; Kálmán Cséki; Roby Lakatos.