“The kora and the rhythm of "Too Many Times" flow like the water of a gentle but entrancingly insistent stream, while Lukacs' lush, plangent vocals tell the story of a grand, true love beset by unwanted complication.” - Cashbox Magazine Canada
Sophie's concerts are an intimate musical journey for the senses and the soul. As a singer-songwriter, Sophie's program is built around her own original works for kora and voice, beautifully intertwined with Hungarian folk tunes, and Malian Mandingue pieces. Sophie is accompanied on stage by calabash and cello and sings in English, Bambara and Hungarian.
Because the kora is primarily played by men born to griot families, it's a real acknowledgment of her skills that Lukacs is one of the few women in the world recognized as a kora player. She's collaborated with some of the best-known Malian musicians, including Habib Koité, who's also featured on her forthcoming album.