Parno Graszt

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Parno Graszt
Parno Graszt (2014)
Background information
OriginPaszab, Hungary
Years active1987 (1987)–present

Parno Graszt is a Roma (i.e. "Gypsy") music ensemble from Paszab, Hungary founded in 1987. "Parno Grast" means "white horse" in the Romany language,[1] with "graszt" using the Hungarian orthography 'sz' for 's'. In the Roma culture white is symbol of purity and horse is a symbol of freedom. Their debut album Hit the piano reached Number 7 on the World Music Chart Europe in October 2002.[2] Hungarian Television and the BBC produced in 2004 a music documentary about Parno Graszt.[3] After their second album, Járom az utam (2004), Parno Graszt was voted in the top 10 for "best artist of year", 2005, by the Swiss music magazine Vibrations.[4] In 2016, they competed in A Dal, the national final selection for Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Már nem szédülök, and reached the final.


  • József Oláh (vocals, guitar, tambura)
  • Géza Balogh (vocals, guitar, dance)
  • Viktor Oláh (vocals, guitar, dance)
  • Sándor Horváth (vocals, spoons, dance)
  • János Jakocska (vocals, guitar)
  • Mária Váradi (vocals, dance)
  • Mária Balogh (vocals, dance)
  • Krisztián Oláh (accordion)
  • János Oláh (double bass)
  • István Németh (oral bass, churn)


  • Rávágok a zongorára (2002) (Hit the Piano)
  • Járom az utam (2004) (...In My World)
  • Ez a világ nekem való (2007) (This World Is Made for Me)
  • Reggelig mulatok (2011) (I Revel Till the Break of Dawn)[5]


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