The last album of the band won the Fonogram Music Award (the Hungarian Grammy) for the best world music album of the year. The Songlines Magazine says about it: “…wild and messy, like the soundtrack to the rave at the end of the universe…”
The new one, called „Stand into the deep” was released recently. First feedbacks from the audience: „Even more powerful and epic than their previous album, the magnificent Awake in a Dream”.
Meszecsinka (pronounce: “Mesechinka”) is one of the 12 best Hungarian world music bands according to the WOMEX edition of Dal+Szerző magazine. The band’s name means „Little Moon” in Bulgarian. Meszecsinka tours frequently all around Europe. They visited the USA and Canada, recorded video on the Red Square in Moscow and a Balkan road movie. Their art video “Kinyílok (I open up) reached the sixth place on the videochart of World Music Network (UK) and fRoots Magazine (UK).
In 2015 Meszecsinka gave lessons and workshops about Hungary in schools and universities of Denmark.
The breakthrough to the larger stages was brought by “Awake in a dream” (2016), supported by the Armenian-Russian guitarist and producer Karen Arutyunyan. It was called “genius” by the Hungarian magazine HVG and “Maybe the best world music album of this
year” by Magyar Narancs. In this album, Meszecsinka goes deeper and higher into their unique magical world. A shamanistic video shot in sacred places of Hungary was presented on the New Year’s Eve.
In 2017 Meszecsinka performed at the APAP (Association of the Performing Arts Presenters) conference with great success in New York.
In 2018 the band played at the Worldmusic Stage of Sziget Festival — the second largest stage of the biggest fest in Europe, at FMM Sines in Portugal (and their tune was chosen as the main tune for the aftermovie of the festival.
The new album continues the eclectic and characteristic sound of the Fonogram-awarded band. We can hear inuit throat singing, Lullaby, Siberian singing techniques, love song, mobile phone recording, and trance moods that resemble ancient rituals.
In 2019 Meszecsinka celebrates its 10th birthday with tours in Russia, Kazakhstan, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania.
Year of Release: 2019
Catalogue-Number: CPL031 / CPL031LP