Márta Sebestyén

© UNESCO / Márta Sebestyén, UNESCO Artist for Peace

Ms Márta Sebestyén, one of the leading voices of folk music in Hungary, was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in October 2010, in recognition of her efforts to strengthen, through music, the dialogue among cultures, as well as mutual knowledge and understanding between peoples.

She is best known for adapting folk songs from all horizons to traditional Hungarian style. Through her music, she maintains the traditional musical heritage and the dialogue between cultures.

In her capacity as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, she contributed to the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures, notably by highlighting culture linkages between countries, particularly in South and Central Europe.

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