Megitza is Małgorzata Babiarz, a Polish born singer, composer and double bass player who moved to Chicago, Illinois in 2001.
She is a self-taught musician who creates infectious tunes with her band mates, acoustic guitarist Andreas Kapsalis , accordion player Marek Lichota, and percussionist Jamie Gallagher. Megitza’s music is influenced by Polish, Romani and Balkan folk music and is infused with gypsy and mediterranean rhythms. Best of all, her songs make you want to engage in staccato hand clapping and foot stomping while twirling your shawl by a good gypsy fire.
When life as a full-time student makes my brain want to go into hibernation, Megitza’s music inspires me to shake off the cobwebs and shimmy!!!