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Ioan Gyuri Pascu to open for Suzanne Vega

Ioan Gyuri Pascu will be the opening artist for the first show to be performed by Suzanne Vega in Romania. The event will be hosted by the Palace Hall in Bucharest, on July 16, the organizer of the show, the Phoenix Foundation announced.


Ioan Gyuri Pascu made his debut as an artist in 1982, and was a member of the group Divertis during 1987 – 2007. In 1993, Radio Contact granted him the “Composer of the Year” Award. Up to this moment, the artist had released eleven albums and his latest recording “La jumatatea vietii,” was released in 2007. Suzanne Vega will be accompanied in Romania by Gerry Leonard (electric and acoustic guitar) and by Mike Visceglia (bass guitar). Acknowledged as one of the most important composers of her generation, Suzanne Vega was among the protagonists of the revitalization of folk music, at the beginning of the ‘80s, when she was only accompanied by her own guitar and she approached a new genre, categorized as contemporary folk or new folk. “Luka,” the artist’s most famous hit, is a song that entered the cultural conscience as a symbol of abused children, as it was written from the perspective of a suffering little boy, while “Tom’s Diner” still remains one of the most broadcasted and beloved songs.


Defined as an outstanding storyteller, who was able to watch the world with poetic eyes, Suzanne Vega focused her songs on urban life, everyday people and topics of the real, immediate world. Ever since the launch of her first album in 1985, the artist had performed several sold-out shows at some of the world’s most famous halls. Her music is easily recognizable, as it is just as distinguished, serious and creative as it was over 20 years ago, when her voice was heard at the radio for the first time. Suzanne Vega was nicknamed “mother of the mp3,” after the German programmer Karlheinz Brandenburg, interested to develop the technology that later gained the name “mp3,” discovered that her voice was the perfect model for testing the purity of audio compression. This is how Suzanne got this surprising nickname. Her latest album “Beauty and Crime” was released in 2007 and was highly praised by specialized critics. In Romania, it is distributed by Universal Music.


According to organizers, the tickets for the show cost from RON 75 to 250, depending on the location of the seat.

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