With her quintet, Beáta Palya - the singer of the hit "Tchiki Tchiki "on Transylvania OST (movie by Tony Gatlif) presents her new album, "Adieu les Complexes". Stuart Bruce, who worked with Susheela Raman, Paco de Lucia and Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, helped the musicians and the lead singer to find their particular voice. Interpreter of old Hungarian, Moldavian and sefardic thems, Beáta Palya also writes her own inners lyrics.
Bea sings in Hungarian of course, but also in English : two jazzy covers "Lover Man" and "Sometimes I'm Happy" with Sarah Vaughan.
"Adieu les complexes - énekli Boris Vian egyik dalában.
Ez tetszett nekem. Franciául van, de mindenki érti. Egyetemes.
Az alkotásnak egyetlen kulcsa van, hogy kidobjuk a "ki mit gondol" gátjait.
Szívből, szabadon, vadul, komplexusok nélkül.
Arra vágyom, hogy a zenémet ne egzotikumként hallgassák, hanem olyannak, amilyen.
A dalok szövegeit saját, vagy magyar, zsidó, cigány, bolgár dallamokra írtam, és van két angol dal is. A hangzás sokszor népzenei világokat idéz, de gátlástalanul kisajátítottam ezeket a gyönyörű zenéket, mert ennek a munkának a személyes vonatkozása a legfontosabb. Eléneklem, mi van velem, szerelem, magány, utazás, csak mindig változó formában. Továbbadom, mert egyedül ennek a továbbadásnak van értelme."
01 Hold - The Moon
03 Lovas dal- Horse Song
04 Szép szomorú szeretõm - My Dark-eyed Lover
05 I'm happy
06 Észosztó nagy szájhõs- Big Mouth
07 Három árva - Three Orphans
08 Áll a kapun - Will my Prince Come?
09 Anyám, anyám - Mother's Song
10 Sofia express
11 Lover man
Bea Palya – voice
Miklós Lukács – cimbalom
Balázs Szokolay – saxophon, bagpipe, taragotte, flutes, Jews‘harp
Csaba Novák – acoustic bass
András Dés – drums, derbuka, voice
Zoltán Lantos – violin
Theodossii Spassov - kaval, vocal
Vincent Le Quang - sopran saxophon, piano, vocal
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In Autumn 2002, to prevent Rome's Apollo Cinema from becoming a huge bingo hall, resident musicians aligned with local artists to create a workshop of writing, music and film. Agostino Ferrente and Mario Tronco founded L'Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio (named after a square in central Rome where Italians are a minority), formed entirely of immigrants from Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, India, Romania, Hungary, and the U.S. Soon after, production began on the upcoming "documusical" Prove d'Orchestra, which documents this fascinating project. With outstanding solo artists, L'Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio has aroused the curiosity of music critics, journalists and sociologists around the world. The outstanding group plays an explosive mix of South Asian worldbeat, Andean melodies, North African rhythms, and jazz. Each musician has his own cultural background, and this meshing of traditions and cultures leads to a fusion of different styles, melodies and voices from all over the world.
01. Suite Ninderli - Intro
02. Suite Ninderli - Ninderli
04. Moon Suite - Tre Quarti Di Luna
05. Moon Suite - Lammabede
06. Sahara Blues
07. Ao Gi
08. Mambo De Machahuai
09. Ya Baba Maragia
10. Te No Kenone
The Orchestra - Musicians:
Houcine Ataa – Tunisia - vocals
Peppe D’Argenzio – Italy – sax – bass clarinet
Evandro Cesar Dos Reis – Brazil – vocals - classical guitar, cavaquinho
Omar Lopez Valle – Cuba - trumpet, flugelhorn
Awalys Ernesto “El Kiri” Lopez Maturell – Cuba - drums, congas, hands, feet, background vocals
John Maida - United States - violin
Eszter Nagypál – Hungary - cello
Gaia Orsoni – Italy - viola
Carlos Paz – Ecuador - vocals, Andean flutes
Pino Pecorelli – Italy - double bass, electric bass
Raul “Cuervo” Scebba – Argentina - marimba, glockenspiel, congas, percussions, background vocals
El Hadji “Pap” Yeri Samb – Senegal - vocals, djembe, dumdum, sabar, shaker
“Kaw” Dialy Mady Sissoko – Senegal - vocals, kora, feet
Giuseppe Smaldino - Italy - French horn
Ziad Trabelsi – Tunisia - vocals, oud
Mario Tronco – Italy – Artistic Director - Fender Rhodes
While it may sound like an entire Balkan gypsy orchestra playing modern songs as mournful ballads and upbeat marches, Beirut's first album, Gulag Orkestar, is largely the work of one 19-year-old Albuquerque native, Zach Condon, with assistance by Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel, A Hawk and a Hacksaw) and Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw). Horns, violins, cellos, ukuleles, mandolins, glockenspiels, drums, tambourines, congas, organs, pianos, clarinets and accordions (no guitars on this album!) all build and break the melodies under Condon's deep-voiced crooner vocals, swaying to the Eastern European beats like a drunken 12-member ensemble that has fallen in love with The Magnetic Fields, Talking Heads and Neutral Milk Hotel.
"...stunning spring-to-summer gypsy-klezmer...beautiful and disarming."
"...awe-inspiring, wonderous, almost intangible composition of raw talent, emotion, and complexity, reminding us why we listen to music..."
"...a feat because it is a folky record that is so much fun."
"This kid...is a genius, who...has created one of the most diverse and creative albums of 2006 thus far."
01. The Gulag Orkestar
04. Postcards From Italy
05. Mount Wroclai (Idle Days)
06. Rhineland (Heartland)
07. Scenic World
09. The Bunker
10. The Canals Of Our City
11. After The Curtain
One of Hungary's most popular táncház band Csik Ensemble are on this released joined by Kálmán Magyar (member of New York based Életfa Group), and Ukraine born Cimbalom player Alexander Fedoriouk amongst others.
These recordings are the result of Csik Ensemble's own research in Hungary Moldavia and Romania, as well as that of pioneering work done by György Martin. To aid the arranging of these songs they have also studied film footage of old traditional csardas dancing and ritual folk customs.
Csík Ensemble, which plays traditional Transylvanian and Hungarian village music, was founded in Kecskemét, Hungary, in 1988. Over the years they have become popular playing at dance-houses and concerts both in Hungary and abroad. Previously, they have been awarded the titles of "Young Masters of folk Art" and "Eminent Art Ensemble".
Kiskunság, Bácska, Sárköz, Gyimes, Székely land, North-Mezőség, Moldva, Oltenia: these are the areas where the band selected the materials for its record.
(Kunszentmiklós - Kiskunság)
02. Oláhos, Lassú és frisscsárdás
(Kecskemét, Kiskunhalas, Jakabszállás - Kiskunság)
03. Rózsa, rózsa, labdarózsa levele
(Bátmonostor - Bácska)
04. Csárdás, friss és mars
(Kalocsa - Sárköz)
05. Keserves, lassúmagyaros és féloláhos
(Gyimesközéplok - Gyimes)
06. Sebes forduló, csárdás és verbunk
(Magyarpéterlaka - Székelyföld)
(Muntenia, Oltenia - Románia)
(Bethlen - Észak-mezőség)
09. Karácsonyi és újévi köszöntő
(Klézse, Lészped - Moldva)
10. Öreges és lassú csárdás, szökős és cigánycsárdás
(Bethlen - Észak-Mezőség)
(Erdőszombattelke - Észak-Mezőség)
János Csík – violin, voice
Mihály Dresch - tárogató, flute
Gyula László Kozma – double bass, tambur
Marianna Majorosi - vioce
Zoltán Nagy - cimbalom, tambur, voice
Lóránt Vass – viola, 3-stringed viola
Few people have as much right to claim they are world musicians as Ferenc Snétberger has. Hailing from a Sinti/Roma family in Hungary, Snétberger played Gypsy guitar at an early age, learned classical guitar as a teenager, studied jazz guitar later at the Ferenc Liszt Academy, Budapest and adapted Brazilian and Spanish techniques to his playing. Carrying in his bag the passion of tango, Indian music and the admiration for Egberto Gismonti, Jim Hall and Johann Sebastian Bach, Snétberger knew from the start that he would never want to play without improvising but keep his exquisite classical touch whatever he would do. "I am a jazz guitarist but also a classical guitarist", he says. "Folklore - that's my childhood and youth, my roots. The touch is more classical, the sound is jazz. I don't have a recipe for this mixture, I put it together unconsciously." Since living in Berlin, Snétberger has become one of the few truly distinctive voices on contemporary guitar, a border-crossing virtuoso of a rare kind. An obvious choice to step in for the late Charlie Byrd in the 'Great Guitars' band and a welcome celebrity at the Budapest Music Academy, he also frequently appears in ethnic-oriented musical contexts.
Presenting him as a mature composer in different settings, "For My People" is unlike any of Snétberger's earlier recordings. The solo pieces are elegant bows towards Spain and Latin America featuring Snétberger's improvisational fantasy combined within clear playing concepts for the classical guitar. The sensational duo suite with trumpet virtuoso Markus Stockhausen, a son of the famous composer, surprised the creators themselves upon listening back. After the first rehearsal, the two of them put aside the written parts and improvised like one man. However, the most significant and elaborate piece on the album is Snétberger's Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra in three movements. Dedicated to the memory of his people, the Roma and Sinti, the concert is inspired by the soulful melodies of Gypsy tradition. A vital statement against human suffering, "In Memory of my People" was written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. Snétberger improvised his own part within the frameworks of the score and presents his instrument as a mighty concert voice.
3. Gond Nélkül
5. Hallgató (Adagio - Allegro)
6. Emlékek (Adagio)
7. Tánc (Allegro furioso)
9. Vals Criollo / Vals Gitano
Ferenc Snétberger - acoustic guitar
Markus Stockhausen - trumpet (# 2 & 4), flügelhorn (# 3)
The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
Liszt Ferenc Kamarazenekar, Budapest: (# 5-7)
Concert Master: János Rolla; Violins I: János Rolla, György Lovas, Zoltán Tfirst, Péter Hamar, Lili Áldor; Violins II: Kálmán Kostyál, Zsuzsa Weisz, Péter Gazda, György Kiss, Éva Isépy; Violas: Mihály Várnagy, Attila Lezsák, András Pista; Cellos: Mária Frank, Otto Kertész, Anna Sándor; Double Bass: Alajos H. Zováthi
"If you've lamented the dearth of klezmer rock bands, Golem is out to win your heart. Pushing the tempo - not to mention the envelope - the New York-based band puts a unique spin on contemporary Jewish music. "I tried to imagine how Tom Waits would record a klezmer album," says band founder Annette Ezelkiel. Nowhere is this wild Waitsian sensibility more apparent than on the driving "Bialystok." Golem, named after the legendary Jewish Frankenstein of Prague, has named their songs after old-world places, the longed-after locales of the unsettled diaspora. Golem's reinterpretation of the classic "Rumenye" is a crazy blend of "Metamorphosis," the Violent Femmes, and homesickness. Not all of the songs are so wild; the plaintive tombone of "Belz" wouldn't shock your alte bobe. But Golem is a new kind of Jewish band, combining a respect for tradition with a proclivity toward the sensual and melodramatic. A highly enjoyable album from a band to watch."
03. Grine Kuzine
Aaron Diskin: vocals, tambourine
Alicia Jo Rabins: violin
Curtis Hasselbring: trombone
Taylor Bergren-Chrisman: contrabass
Laura Cromwell: drums
"Hungary’s astonishing Gypsy village band Parno Graszt's third album, This World Is Made For Me is arrived! Some of the new tracks will reveal a previously hidden character of their music: bitter, mourning 'hush' melodies sung on funerals as well as disenchanted, disillusioned love songs. Yet there's no doubt that most of the songs will get you for a rampant musical gallop on the back of a Parno Graszt with a speed over 160 BPM !!! Shavale Romale, swing into the saddle and fasten your seatbelts!"
01. Ha bemegyek a kocsmába
/ Ande te zhav ande kirchima / When I Go Down To The Pub
02. Szép lány
/ Shukar shej / Pretty Girl
03. Jaj Istenem, anyám
/ Jaj Devla, mamo / Oh My God, Mother
04. Jaj Istenem, mit csináljak
/ Ajaj Devla so te kero / Oh God, What Shall I Do
05. Ez a világ nekem való
/ Kadi luma mange laso / This World Is Made For Me
06. Jaj istenem, mit adtál
/ Aj Devlale so dan / Oh God, What Did You Give Me
07. Annyit ittam bánatomban
/ Kattyi phijom ande brigasa / Drunk Of Sorrow
08. A Muki fia
/ Le Mukisko shavo / Son Of Muki
09. Jaj de sáros ez az út
/ De chikaloj kado drom / Muddy Road
10. Szegény Sanyi milyen szép
/ Choro Sanyi de shukar / Poor But Hangdsome Sanyi
11. Az én lovamat
/ Mure grastes / My Horse
12. Megyek megyek
/ Gelem gelem / Wandering Around
13. Meghalok érte
/ Pala mero / Dying To Love Her
14. Elhagyott a feleségem
/ Mukhjas man is romnyi / My Wife Left Me
15. Menni menni, muszáj menni
/ Musaj si te zhav /Roaming, Roaming, Ever Roaming
József Oláh - vocals, guitar, tambura
Géza Balogh - vocals, guitar
János Jakocska - Vocals, guitar
Sándor Horváth - vocals, spoons
János Oláh - vocals, double bass
István Németh - churn, oral bass
Mária Balogh - vocals
Mária Váradi - vocals
Péter Makó - taragot
Csaba Novák - double bass
László Palazsnik - viola
István Pál "Szalonna" - violin
Balázs Unger - cimbalom
As the 10th of 17 children of a farmer’s family Bolot grew up in the Altai mountains.
He was taught to play the Jew’s harp by his grandmother who used to play by the fire in the evening and by his uncle who was a famous ”khomus”-player. In 1992 his international career began when he won in the competition ”The Voice of Asia”. Later he played with Joe Zawinul and with various musicians from Jamaica and the USA. After some painful experiences with the Western market economy he has been working as an independent musician since 1994.
2. Kai Song
5. Song of Mountains
6. Kurgan's Sygyt
7. Song of Heaven
"Attention, World Music fans, beware: the Hungarians are coming! Here is a group whose following takes to the dance floor at the first notes of each concert and just cannot stop dancing. Besh o droM's music is a highly original alloy of East European folk music vernaculars such as Hungarian, Rumanian, Bulgarian, Southern Slav, Greek musical dialects, not to speak of the marked Gypsy, Turkish and Mid-East leanings. The group often finds itself at odds with the folk purists as they take their material out of the museum showcase to arrange it in their highly original fashion - considering this heritage as anyone's treasure trove. Their name, Besh o droM, is a Gipsy idiom for "Go your own way!". And so they do."
"They start at full speed with "Nekemtenemmutogatol Oro," as they whirl between a few different melodies during the piece. They slow down for "Neyem, Neyem..." and there is a precision to the music that brings out the dance. "Csango Menyhart" is a fun piece that would fit any slapstick chase. The vocals in "Engem Anyam Megatkozott (My Mother Cursed Me)" have a nasal edge to them that takes a moment to get used to, and then it fits right in with the music. "Introduction" is an instrumental introduction to the group that flows right into "Cigansko Oro," with its mixture of old and new styles of music. "Afghan" is enticing, the notes sliding around you; foreign, unknown and intoxicating. They start off with some jazz in "Csujogato (Yell)," then add some rap into the mix and somehow it all works. "Pergeto (Scat Song)" seems to contain a bit of all the previous songs plus some others and it is a blast. There is a strong bluegrass flavour to "Koczkae," the shortest piece on the CD. They introduce you to the melodies first in "Kanna Solo" and then they twist them ever so slightly as they repeat them. "Igenyes Iegenyes (Man's Dance)" has an irreverent edge to it; somehow you know they are messing around with the melodies even if you can't quite tell how. They throw in some sound effects for "Manocsavo," and close the piece off on one. The last song, "Szeles Vilag (Big Wide World)" has the feel of a parting song.Besh o droM take traditional melodies and then go off in new directions. At times there is a strong sense that the melodies on Can't Make Me! are traditionally played very differently. The music they create stays with you -- it is fun, and it is wonderful. Listen, no dance to it, interact with it and enjoy."
Ádám Pettik - derbuka, water can, percussion, lead vocal
Gergö Barcza - alto saxophone, ney, vocal
Attila Sidoo - guitar, vocal
József Csurkulya - cimbalom, vocal
Péter Tóth - trumpet, vocal
László Békési - tenor saxophone, clarinet, vocal
Tamás Zsoldos - bass guitar
Juhász Miczura Mónika (Micu) – lead voice (4,9) and oral bass (9)
Géza Orczy – tapan (1-14), buzuki (1)
DJ Mango - rap (6), scratch (6,8)
Busa - scratch (8)
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From record label:
"The exceptional pastry, the devil’s bomb, is born from a mixture of ingredients seemingly foreign to one another (flour, eggs, milk, fat, cocoa); here Béla Ágoston takes the devil’s bomb approach in tuning together worlds of music seemingly foreign to one another. At first seemingly divergent, the sounds of big band, free jazz, various dialects of Hungarian folk music, influences of balkan melodies and rhythm, atmospheres of classical music and references from pop music - speak together and one after another. But the means of kneading all these together is what makes the music of Ördögbomba original.
Béla Ágoston is a truely universal musician: he is equally at home in jazz (in the bands: Mecseki Free, Dél-alföldi Saxofone Ensemble) and in the world of folk music (Vízöntő, Vasmalom). This recording has a good balance of arrangements with references to a purer folk sound and the more jazz-like (sometimes jazz-rock). The flow of dynamic, serious, sensitive alternating with the ironic numbers inspire listening."
From the band:
"...In our case, the new frame involves a violinist and a bassist from a string band, a guitarist from a tamboura band, a saxophonist and a percussionist from a wind band and a bagpipe-player, who is the preserver of the old style of play. Our music is a mixture which floats between the Earth and the Soul with its modern rhythm, old tunes and throbbing dynamics.: WORLD MUSIC."
01. Star Track
02. Night-Day Greetings
03. Two Wizards
05. The Hungarian Mother
06. The Deer’s Foiling
07. The Devil’s Bomb
09. Bosnyák Square
10. Antique Vita
11. Archangel Choir
Béla Ágoston – voice, saxophone, bagpipe
Zoltán Szabó – bagpipes, clarinet
Tamás Gombai – violin
Attila Fülöp – electric guitar
Ernő Hock – double-bass
Tamás Csécs – drums
Balázs Szokolay Dongó – bagpipe, beat-box
László Nyíri – violin
Katica Szabó – voice
Miklós Vincze – voice, riq
Károly Babos – percussion
György Klingler, Zoltán Szeleczki – vita
Kinga Cserjési, Emese F. Kármán, Balázs Fellegi, János Fátrai – voice
"Pianist Béla Szakcsi Lakatos has a lengthy history that includes playing classical music and jazz standards as well as being the first in Hungary to explore fusion. As a member of Special EFX, he toured the world and appeared on many recordings. He has also worked extensively at exploring his Hungarian heritage and turning gypsy-flavored melodies into jazz. Although one can hear a bit of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett in his playing, much of the time Lakatos plays the piano like the folk instrument the cimbalom, a bit out of time yet swinging in its own fashion. Lakatos' originals are full of rich melodies, and the lengthier pieces on Na Dara!, particularly "8th District," are episodic, unpredictable, and intriguing. The occasional wordless vocals of Csaba Rostás and particularly his wife, Mónika Rostás, are haunting and authentic, giving this music an even stronger flavor of Eastern Hungarian music. Lakatos wraps up this continually interesting set with a stately reading of John Lewis' "Django." Recommended!"
"I believe that what we have on this album is world music in the truest sense of the word. To my mind, world music is not when a Cuban musician or a Gypsy plays the tunes of his own people but when various musical cultures and styles merge into one. Here you have the Hungarian and Gypsy elements fusing with the strains of Oriental music, occasionally straying into the blues while phrases crop up even from Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and there is the undeniable influence of twenty-first-century contemporary music. But all through this pulses the underlying current of jazz."
03-Peace of the stars
04-Little gipsy song for you
06-Bell of my soul - tribute to Péter Eötvös
Béla Szakcsi Lakatos - piano
György Orbán - double bass
András Peczek Lakatos - drums
Mónika Rostás - vocal
Csaba Rostás - vocal
"Csókolom is pronounced something like 'shock column', and is originally an old fashioned Hungarian greeting meaning "I kiss your hand." At the same time Csókolom are an extraordinary band based in Berlin and Amsterdam. When they were invited by German Profolk organisation to represent Germany at the Folk Alliance, they made with their Hungarian roots music at least two persons crying: on the one hand Nora Guthrie (who writes a dedication in the booklet), on the other hand Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records who directly invited them to record with his label.
The result is impressive. Anti von Kleewitz, leader of the band and both singer and violin player, has a charismatic voice. The songs are presented in a very moving way, accomponied sparsely, but at the same time very effectively by violin and double bass. The songs are in diverse languages from South-East Europe, often in Hungarian, but also in Serbo-Croatian, Romanian or in Roma, the language of the gipsies. The tunes are based on the up to three fiddles of Csókolom, with exciting arrangements between them. There is a special feeling in this music; a lot of swing and energy, with traces of Jazz and Improvisation, but always based on Hungarian and Gipsy traditions. Although the line-up of just violins/violas and double bass is surely unusual, the music has a strong appeal - you never have the feeling that other instruments are missing.
This is great stuff. If you like Eastern European or gipsy music, this one is a must! And, yes, with this recording you get nearly one and a quarter hours (!) of hugely enjoyable, high quality music!"
01 Amari Szi, Amari
02 Kalotaszegi legényes (In C Minor)
03 Medved Na Lancu
05 Feljött a nap - Romanian Dance # 4
06 Nu Face Bine - Romanian Hora (In B)
07 Szerelem - Lörincréve (In A)
08 Mori Shej, Sabina
09 Gankino Horo
11 Anii Mei
12 Dance From Gyimes
15 Kalotaszegi legényes (In F)
17 Szatmári- Csókolom -Szatmári
18 Amari Szi, Amari (Slow Version)
19 Jánoska - Szatmári
20 Lörincréve (In G)
Anti von Klewitz - violin, viola & vocal
Gregor Schäfer - double-bass
Sander Hoving - violin, viola & kontra
Anneke Frankenberg - violin
"The 17 HIPPIES are back! They are no hippies, they are rarely 17 (between 13 and 20 musicians depending on the gig), their musical background ranges from rock-pop to classical and jazz, they sing and play accordion, trombone, trumpet, violin, cello, clarinet, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, guitar and double bass. Their style is a quintessence of many genres: Bavarian zwiefacher, Russian songs, Polish waltzes, Swiss zweutletscht, Jewish freylaks, Anglo American popsongs, Corsican dances, Scottish flings, Bulgarian oros, French chansons, Hungarian melodies, Latin-American tunes, North American ragtimes and many more. "
01.Frau Von Ungefahr
08.Damsons la Valse
10.Saint Behind the Glass
11.Valser Nel Bosco
15.Soy em Gadde
Christopher Blenkinsop (chant, guitar, bouzouki, ukulele)
Dirik Trageser (chant, guitar)
Carsten Wegener (chant, slide guitar, bouzouki, oud, harmonica, contrabassoon)
Anna Katharina Kaufmann (alto, violin)
El Schneider (guitar, balalaika)
Lulu (guitar, banjo, background vocals)
Moe Jaksch (guitar, double bass)
Werner Lutzow (tenor banjo, trombone)
Bernhard Kruppke (violin, fiddle)
Daniel Friedrich, Kerstin Kaernbach, Silke Volland (violin)
Koma (flute, cornemuse, percussion)
Kiki Sauer (flute, accordion)
Antje Henkel (flute, clarinet, alto saxophone)
Kruisko (accordion, background vocals)
Henry Notroff (clarinet, bass clarinet)
Rike Lau (clarinet, background vocals)
Johannes Kevenhorster (clarinet)
Jens Domberg (trumpet, bugle, background vocals)
Uwe Langer (trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba)
Elmar Gutmann (trumpet, background vocals)
"Makám was formed in 1984 with the purpose of establishing a peculiar form of community playing music, a special synthesis of harmonies, trying to show the common characteristics belonging together in music cultures of different peoples and contrasting musical forms.
MAKÁM Group is the most characteristic Hungarian representative of the New Tradition.
The MAKÁM Group plays traditional inspirational chamber music strongly tied to the oriental music cultures. The music world their joint compositions is based on the scales of Eastern (ragas), Bulgarian-Turkish scale variations (makams) or the typical mood of the half-tone scales frequently used Bartók. Songs sounding like Hungarian folk ballads and arrangements by musicians with contemporary and jazz skills – this is what Makám offers in its last albums, including the newest one. The growing audience of their concerts proves that this mix works. The beautiful voice of Szilvia Bognár brings life and tenderness to the very precise compositions of Zoltán Krulik."
01. Párom, párom
03. Sárga a repce virága
05. Holló-fekete álom
08. Fakerék, faló, fakocsi
10. Hideg a tél
11. Lassú ének
12. Holdfényt vetettem
14. Nyitva és zárva
15. Kút vize
16. Síp utca, Dob utca
Zoltán Krulik - Spanish guitar, 12 string guitar, voice
Szilvia Bognár - voice, fuvola
Eszter Krulik - violin, voice
Balázs Thurnay - kaval, furulya, clarinet, drum, voice
Bálint Pödör - ud, derbuka, marimba, percussion
Zoltán Kovács - double bass, voice
Sándor Zsemlye - saxophone, clarinet
Composed by Zoltán Krulik.
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"Slonovski bal breathes a wind native to the central European Balkans. A perfumed wind, blended with the centennial epic of the Gypsies and a unique mix of European, Slavic, Turkish and Mediterrennean cultures, wich brought us a unique tradition of oriental brass band music.
Grooving with the roaring sounds of tubas, the water-flow of the accordeon, the tender whisper of the clarinet or the blasting clamour of the trumpet, Slonovski Bal steps out like a herb of young elephants joggling through this oriental breeze. Slonovski bal, wich means "the Elephant's Bal" in serbian, is on the top-flight revival of Eastern European music, both there and here, totaly involved in the evolution of composition and improvisation. In this way they crosses Europe boosted by the luminous energy of such dances as Coceks, Sa-Sa and devilish Kolos played at the speed of light and thunder."
02 Merak Cocek
03 Rumunski Swing
04 Hocemo li u Sabac
05 Sabacko Kolo
06 Kerta Mange Dae
07 Ussak taksim
09 Sano Duso
10 Ciganska Terga
11 Burgarska balada
13 Ganci Kolo
14 Revisko Oro
"Centuries ago our ancestors had conquered half the globe and amazed the world with our culture and tradition. Now we the young generation will conquer once more with our music that is Folk Rock. We hail from Mongolia , Central Asia and we are the “ Алтан Ураг ”. “ALTAN URAG” can be translated or referred to as the Khan's kin.
We play folk rock music and our band was formed in May, 2002. That same year we performed our first time gig at the “Roaring Hooves” international ethnic, contemporary music festival in Mongolia .
In 2004 the first album of the band was released under the name “Foal's Been Born”. The album had various traditional music influences and came out as a folk, contemporary album. Second album “Made in Altan Urag” has 11 tracks of folk rock music and songs and it was released from Sonor records in December 2006. Band members are professional musicians who graduated music colleges and actual same class colleagues."
01 - Intro
02 - Requiem
03 - Ijii Mongol (Mother Mongolia)
04 - Khukh Tolboton (Blue Mark)
05 - Davalgaa (Waves)
06 - Khiliin Chandad (Abroad)
07 - Shiree Nuur (Shiree Lake)
08 - Raakh Ii
09 - Araatan (Beast)
10 - Ikh Mongol (Great Mongolia)
11 - Outro