Mónika Lakatos is one of the most prominent and worldwide acknowledged Hungarian Vlach Roma performers. In 2020, she received the highest World Music recognition, the Womex Award.
The award is often mentioned as the Oscar for World Music, which Mónika got as the first Roma performer. With her FolkTrio, she performs Hungary ( Lovari ) Roma songs that she enriches with music of other nationalities, while paying special attention to the traditions of her own culture. In this formation, she is accompanied with a guest percussionist Antal Máté Kovács and her husband Mihály Mazsi Rostás on guitar and vocals.