Anna & The Barbies
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Webpage: http://www.southwestsoul.com
Location: Honiton, Devon, UK
Description: Hungarian Hip hop from Budapest...honest, hard-edged electronic dance music, propelled sung lyrics and raps on universal themes, like love and loss, isolation and Depression. All of it from the minds of Anna Pasztor and her brother Samuel Pasztor.
Biography: Anna Pasztor was born in the early 70's in Budapest, Hungary....after high school, she continued her education studying Dance, Choregraphy, Theatre and English, in London and then with the Alvin Ailey Dance Academy in New York City.Throughout the 90's she danced, choreographed, acted and wrote in Sweden, Germany, Ireland, Hungary and Spain, with and for many different groups. Since 1999 Anna has been performing under the name "MC Jammin", solo and with several groups in Hungary. With one of these groups, "Balkan Fanatik", she supported "Public Enemy" in October 2003, and on 15 April 2004, won a Hungarian "Grammy" in World Music. One of her songs, "Clap Yo Hands" was slected for the soundtrack of the Amercan movie, "Mix", directed by Steven Lovy. She was also the 1st Runner-up on the RTL TV show, "Survivor". (The Hungarian version). On the 24th of May, 2004, she (with Balkan fanatik) supported the world famous act "Jethro Tull". In September of 2004, Anna and her brother Samuel, her longtime collaborator, started the group Anna & The Barbies and immediately released their self-produced debut CD, "Passionfruit", in May of 2005, which is available on www.CDBaby.com
Press Release:
Hip Hop/Electronica/Dance from the streets of Budapest, Capital of Hungary, directly in the center of europe where cultures collide and produce a music that is Western and Eastern mixed. The kind of music that makes your body want to wiggle and gyrate....Gina D. editor-WSR, Devon, England From the underbelly of Budapest, Hungary comes the brilliant female-fronted hip hop wave-maker called Anna & the Barbies. Along the lines of Missy Elliot, this group puts out professional quality, commercially appealing hip hop/R&B and rock mixtures that consistently push the boundaries and definitions of urban music. Mixing musical vocabulary from western pop styles to the sounds of Eastern Europe and beyond, their tracks are suprsisingly fresh and dynamic, making use of the entire harmonic color spectrum from East to West. Watch out for this group- they're bound to go all the way...CDBaby


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