Marta Topferova is one of the most unique singers and songwriters of her generation. She has been heavily influenced by Czech and Slavic musical traditions, as well as Latin American folk music. As a steady creative force on the New York music scene for sixteen years, Marta collaborated with some of the best musicians from the Latin, jazz and world-music circles, and this experience has forged a dynamic mix of styles in her work. Marta recently returned to her homeland, the Czech Republic, in order to launch an ensemble of Czech and Slavic music - Milokraj - meaning "beloved land". The result is an entirely new sound, featuring an all-star Eastern European line up: Slovak violinist Stanislav Palúch, Moldavian cimbalom player Marcel Comendant, Czech guitarist David Doruzka and Slovak bassist Robert Ragan. Their CDs have ranked among the top ten groups on the World Music Charts Europe, Spin the Globe (USA) among others. Milokraj has toured the Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Belgium, UK, Hungary, Austria, Poland and Estonia.