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Concert: Eva Thompson and Monika Henter (UK/H)

Date and time: 
03/24/2011 19:30

Hungarian Singer/Song-writing sensation, Monika Henter, is currently in
the UK recording her forthcoming album with top producers. Her first UK
single “Happy Song,” mixed and produced by Bence Bihari and Neil Reed
(Simple Red, Boyzone, Celine Dion etc) has recently received an award for
"best arrangement" at the Jazzy Jazz competition. Monika is currently
touring with Eva Thompson Hungarian sitar player. This unique musical
collaboration producing jazz tinged pop songs that blend vocals with
guitar and sitar was born when Monika and Eva came together to play a
fundraiser in support of victims of an industrial disaster in their
Hungarian homeland.

Eva Thompson was born in Budapest, where she grew up fascinated by Indian culture and music. She studied sitar playing at the Bharatya Vidya Bhavan Institute in London and trained in Bharatanatyam, a classic dance style from South India. She also studied the veena, an ancient South Indian stringed instrument; and Kathak dance, a classic dance style from North India. Apart from playing classical Indian music, Eva is happy to explore other musical styles. She has performed live with various comedians, including Harry Hill and Jim Tavare. Eva is particularly interested in researching the healing potential of Indian classical Ragas with the help of the sitar and veena. She teaches both instruments on a one-to-one basis. Eva will play classical indian music and fusion on the sitar with guests T.B.A. At Discover Budapest/Treehugger Dan’s Lazar u. 16,
500 forint (students 300)