Founded by Jake Shulman-Ment and bracsist (3-string viola) Áron Székely as a spontaneous musical phenomenon commonly found on the streets and subways of New York City, MetroFolk has become one of the premier Hungarian and Romanian folk bands in North America. Specializing in traditional Hungarian, Romanian, and Gypsy dance music from Transylvania, they play a vital role in their community of immigrants and decsendants of immigrants in the New York area. Through their concerts and dance parties, they have been able to evoke the energy, rawness, and healthy alcoholism of old-world village culture in the heart of one of the world's greatest urban centers.
Jake Shulman-Ment, violin Kata Harsaczki, vocals
Áron Székely, kontra (brácsa) Brano Brinarsky, bass
Raul Rothblatt, bass/cello