Guessous Majda Mária
She was born in 1988, in Debrecen (Hungary). The half-Hungarian half-Moroccan singer has been credited with several successes both nationally and internationally. Some of these are the following: Junior Prima Award, first prize at the Hungarian Folkbeats talent contest, Republic scholarship, Erasmus scholarship. Mesi had the chance to study half a year in Turkey, where she familiarized herself with the basics of Turkish folkmusic. Her efforts bore fruit: her first album, the ’Rainbowbridge’, merges Hungarian, Turkish and Moroccan folk tunes.
She graduated at The Liszt Academy of Music as a performing artist and teacher. Presently she is teaching at the Academy, as well as being an active artist in the multicultural MUS-E program, which is a special art-program for underprivileged children. Besides teaching, she has also been touring with her bands. She’s been to Spain, the USA, Canada. She has worked together with outstanding musicians like Fausto Beccalossi jazz accordion-player, Marlene Dorcena jazz singer, Mike Stern jazz guitar-player, Said Tichiti Moroccan musician, Szabolcs Szőke sarangi and gadulka-player and Trilok Gurtu tabla-player.