"On Pandoukht, Yengibarjan teams with Frank London, whose experimentation with eastern European sounds are legion; they converge around the shared Armenian and Jewish experience of genocide, joined by guitarist Gábor Gadó, bassist Horváth and multi-percussionist András Dés. While trumpet is not typically associated with tango, London finds common sonic ground in a blend of their respective compositions with eastern European roots. On "Berd Par," an Armenian folk song, the duo set up a trumpet-accordion dialogue against a simple two-chord Latin figure, while "Hoy Noubar," "Ararat" and "D'le Yaman" mark out various Levantine traces, the latter with London's sighing trumpet engaged in a tete-a-tete with Yengibarjan's restrained exhalations. London's "Golem Khosidi" and the traditional Jewish tune "Meron Nign" confirm the shared wellsprings of Jewish and Armenian folk song. There's whimsy here too, as with "Liliputien," a fleeting waltz duet."
6.Golem Khosidl 7.Pandoukht
Gábor Gadó - Guitar
András Dés - Percussion
David Yengibarjan - Accordion, Main Performer
József Horváth Barcza - Bass
Frank London - Trumpet
"The ensemble BORAGO was established in spring of 2004. It is an acoustic trio that plays which they collected themselves traditional folk songs. They have a special instrumentation, that gives a unique sounding. They have been already friends for a while, when popped up the idea of setting an ensemble. We can say it has just happened by chance.
But choosing the traditional Hungarian songs as roots was not by chanche, because all tree of them knew, these songs transmit beautiful feelings, wisdom and colourful tunes. When Anita Hornai was a child she partook numerous competitions of singing inspired by the musical school where she studied. To make there repertoire more colourful she visited Hungarian people living in Transylvania, where she collected many forgotten folk songs. It became the base of their own style, then they added their own knowledge and experience of jazz, funky and classical music. During working together they noticed that their ideas build and create a totally new world. Zsuzsa Warnusz brought proper harmonies. Gábor Bizják utilizing his instrument for all it's worth, took on soloist or bass lead. It was completed by Anita Hornai's flute play."
The Borago Band recommend this record to those who enjoy the atmosphere of Hungarian folk music with an unknown twist, garnished with unique sound and orchestration.
”Songs from the past, in the present ... for the future. The water of the „pure spring” requires devotion and humbleness from those wanting to quench their thirst. Folk music, long preserved by it simplicity, should not lack either of these two, even when given a new garment, since this would lead to the loss of its essence. Borago would certainly not be able to be so stirring if the group was not honest, passionate and compelling while at the same time communicating innocence and naivity.”
1. Megállj, megállj / Wait, Wait
2. Megrakják a tüzet / Kerek erdő / Building The Fire / Round Forest
3. Ne csicseréssz / Don’t Twitter
4. Nem arról hajnallik / The Sun Doesen’t Rise From There
5. Sej, búra / Ne bánd, édes virágom / Woe Is Me / Don’t Regret It, My Sweetness
6. Citrusfa / Citrus Tree
7. Engem anyám úgy szeretett / My Mother Loved Me So Much
8. Röpülj páva / Béreslegény / A bolhási kertek alatt / Fly Peacock / Farm Hand / Beyond The Fields Of Bolhás
9. Kicsiny a hordócska / Apró murok / Fekete tyúk / Tiny Wee Barrel / Little Wee Carrots / Black Hen
Anita Hornai – vocal, flutes, doromb
Zsuzsi Warnusz – piano, keyboards, vocal
Gábor Bizják – french horn, vocal