Mónika Juhász Miczura

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This article is about the Hungarian singer. For the Canadian singer, see Mitsou. For the novella, see Mitsou (novella). For the film, see Mitsou (1956 film).


Miczura
Birth name Mónika Juhász
Genres folk music, world music
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active circa 1990–present
Website http://www.mitsoura.net/

Mónika Juhász Miczura is a Hungarian Roma (or "Gypsy") singer, also known as Mitsu and Mitsou. She is a former member of the highly acclaimed folk ensemble Ando Drom, and a founding member of the electronic/world music group Mitsoura. Her voice is widely considered unique. She has contributed to film soundtracks; in Tony Gatlif's film Gadjo dilo (1997) she provided the voice of an unseen singer pivotal to the story. She has also sung in the films Kísértések (2002), Swing (2002), Vengo (2000) (uncredited), and Je suis né d'une cigogne (1999). Together with former members of Ando Drom, she formed the ensemble Mitsoura that released two albums so far: Mitsoura (2003) and Dura Dura Dura (2008). In addition, she has been a guest artist on the albums of other internationally renowned groups, including Fanfare Ciocărlia's Queens and Kings (2007), Bratsch's Rien Dans Les Poches (2000), Besh O Drom's Once I Catch the Devil (2006), GYI! (2005) and Can't Make Me! - Nekemtenemmutogatol (2003). She is also a member of the "Global Vocal Meeting" project.

On December 16, 2014, it was reported that Miczura has filed a civil suit in Manhattan supreme court, naming Beyoncé, Jay Z and Timbaland as co-defendants in a copyright infringement suit. Her lawyers allege that a recurring section of the song Drunk in Love is a digitally manipulated excerpt from the 1995 track Bajba, Bajba Pelém.[1]


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  1. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/dec/16/beyonce-accused-of-sampling-hungarian-roma-folk-singers-voice-without-permission