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Transcript
The Common Routes of Euro-Mediterranean Music presents
EuroMed Music Festival 2010
3rd edition
Budapest / Hungary,
Belgrade / Serbia,
Katowice / Poland
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union (EACEA)
Organiser: Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism – Hungary
Co-organiser: Ars Cameralis – Poland
Co-organiser: Multikultivator - Serbia
Contact:
Zoltán Kátay, program director
Mob: +36-70-422-58-14
Fax: +36-70-900-2-888
[email protected]
Said Tichiti, program manager
Mob: +36-30-425-17-16
[email protected]
Following two successful events in 2007 and 2009 the third edition of the EuroMed Music
Festival will take place - with the support of the European Union Culture Programme 20072013 - from the 3rd to the 13th of June 2010 in three cities in East and Central Europe:
Budapest (Hungary), Belgrade (Serbia) and Katowice (Poland). This year the program was
selected to become part of the UNESCO International Year of Rapprochement of Cultures
2010 program series.
The Festival wishes to respond to current social problems, when gaps continue to exist
between civilizations and cultures, when the individuals have to face with a society that
becomes more and more multicultural. The musicians – whose origins roots back to twelve
different countries and cultures – will spend 5 days in Budapest sharing their experiences in a
variety of traditional and modern musical genres. They are supposed to use Arab, Jewish,
African, Balkan and jazz music elements for the creation of nine new world music products
that will be first staged during the three-day festivals closely following each other in the three
cities. In Budapest the centrally located popular place, the Gödör Klub’s open air terrace will
give the space for the debut performances.
This year, beside nine Hungarian musicians taking part in the event, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy,
Turkey, Israel, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, Serbia and Poland will also be represented.
What can be the fruit of the meeting of professional musicians coming from different corners
of the globe and how they can manage to build bridges through music and reach the audience
attention? Forty-five venturesome artists with a vast international experience will look for the
answer during the event and will do their best to open their ears and mind to understand each
other and create a unique sound of fusion of traditional and modern music elements.
The organizers who attempt the third time to create nine collaborations gave the opportunity
for young talented musicians and artists who already past rich years in the professional scene
and reached high reputation in smaller or wider scale.
The audience will be the first to listen to the meeting of – just to name a few - the Africanbluesy unique voice of the Belgian Minata Traoré with the Tunisian young oriental violin
player Youssef Haj, the meeting of the world wide famous Portuguese Rão Kyao and the
Turkish Oud player, Mehmet Polat who might find bridges between Far-East, Turkish and
Fado musical heritage, or the creation between the virtuoso Israeli Oud player Sameer
Makhul and well-known Serbian bass player Vasilic Nenad and Hungarian percussionist
Kornél Horváth. You can also listen to the songs of modern flamenco singer Paloma
Povedano accompanied by Tunisian Quanun player Daly Triki, or the promising young
talent pianist Omri Mor, the Middle Eastern percussionists Yinon Muallem and Ayman
Mabrouk, Belgian saxophonist Manuel Hermia, the Serbian vocalist Bojana Nikolic, the
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Hungarian multi-instrumentalist Béla Ágoston or the Egyptian Mohammed Antar who plays
various types of Ney. The endless list can be continued with full of great artists of the
surrounding area.
The artistic production will result from a collective creation, thus supporting new European
identities, cultural pluralism and enforcing mutual enrichment of contemporary creations
between Europe and its Mediterranean neighbors. The aim of the festival is also to show how
music can be a mediating tool between cultures, and how a point can be reached where the
different cultures join, creating new, universal values.
The event was first held in 2007 in Budapest for the initiative of the Hungarian Museum of
Trade and Tourism and with the support of the Anna Lindh Foundation.
Additional information: www.cremm.com , [email protected]
Dates:
Budapest - June 8-10, 2010
Belgrade – June 9-11, 2010
Katowice – June 11-13, 2010
Organiser:
Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism
Co-organizers:
Multikultivator servis za razvoj kulture i umetnosti (Belgrade, Serbia)
Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris (Katowice, Poland)
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EuroMed Music Festival 2010 BUDAPEST
20.00
21.30
22.45
8th of June, 2010.
Marc Egea ES - hurdy-gurdy
Ljubinko Lazic RS - double bass
Béla Ágoston HU - saxophone
Jolanta Kossakowska PL - violin / fiddle /
vocal
Yinon Muallem IL - percussions
9th of June, 2010.
Kari Ikonen FIN - piano
Rui Vinagre PT- portuguese guitar
Endre Kertész HU - cello
10th of June, 2010.
Rao Kyao PT - bamboo flutes
Henryk Gembalski PL - violin
Péter Nagy HU - Double bass
Marko Stojiljkovic RS - bass guitar
Noam David IL - drums
Akash Batt RS / IND - tabla, derbuka
Mehmet Polat TR – oud, vocal
Armando Illario IT - accordeon
Vasilic Nenad RS - double bass
Kornél Horváth HU - percusssions
Jan Mlejnek PL - clarinet, tambura
Sameer Makhul IL - oud / vocal
Manuel Hermia BEL - flutes, saxophone
Dejan Zaric RS - percussions, mouth harp
Gábor Subicz HU - trumpet
Marcin Oles PL - double bass
Omri Mor IL - piano
Tuur Florizoone BEL - accordeon
Mihály György HU - mandolin, guitar
Bojana Nikolic RS - vocal
Bogusz Wekka PL- percussions
Mohamed Antar EGY- ney
Luís Peixoto PT - bandolim, cavaquinho,
Salamon Eredics HU - accordeon, flutes
Nebojsa Brdaric RS - frula, kaval, duduk
Michal Jaros PL - double bass
Ayman Mabrouk EGY - percusisions
Paloma Povedano ES - vocal
Dávid Torják HU – bass guitar
Lav Kovac RS - drums
Andrzej Krośniak PL - guitar
Daly Triki TUN - quanun
Aleix Tobies ES - percussions
Minata Traoré BEL- guitar, vocal
Viktor Hárs HU - bass guitar
Jerzy Mazzoll PL - bass clarinet
Youssef Haj TUN - violin
BIOGRAPHIES
June 8, 2010 - 20.00
Marc Egea - hurdy-gurdy, flabiol ES
He began his career as a professional musician in 1990 with the trio “Musics de Safeu” and
later with “Pont d'Arcalís”. Since 2005 he has been a freelance musician and has played with
numerous national and international artists in many different musical styles. He was a founder
member of the quartet “Kaulakau”, the “Maram Trio”, the “Peter Skuce & Marc Egea Duo”,
amongst others. He is a member of the Barcelona Improvisors’ Orchestra.
Ljubinko Lazic - double bass PL
Born in Vojka, Serbia, in the family of musicians, Ljubinko took his first double bass lesson
with Professor Goran Kerleta in Novi Sad University of Music in 1993. In 2001 he received
his first music diploma of excellence from Montenegro University of Music. He received
also the third prize of the International Double Bass Competition in Kromeriz, the Prize of the
European Culture in Germany, and the first prize of four national contests in his native Serbia.
He is the member of the double bass quartet "Bassiona Amorosa".
Béla Ágoston HU - saxophone, flutes HU
He plays folk music and folk-music-inspired improvisations on the bagpipe, shepherds’ flute
and saxophone. His folk music arrangements and compositions are inspired by the deep study
of the Carpathian Basin’s folklore, and this is how his own improvisational musical style has
formed, which carries the musical culture of old times and at the same time produces a
modern, contemporary sound.
Jolanta Kossakowska - voice, violin PL
Jolanta Kossakowska plays the violin and medieval fiddle and sings in early and ethnic music
groups. She graduated in Oriental Studies from Warsaw and Hamburg Universities, where she
majored in music of Ethiopian Church. She is a member of Mosaic, Polish band linking
traditional and early music.
Yinon Muallem - percussions IZR
Yinon was born in Israel in 1968 to parents of Iraqi origin. He began his musical career
playing latin percussion but was drawn to Middle Eastern music going back to his roots. In
1998 he began playing the oud and later went to Istanbul to study with Yurdal Tokcan. In
2003 He released his second album Klezmer for the Sultan in 2005. In addition to composing,
performing and recording, Yinon conducts percussion workshops and has released an
Instructional D.V.D. on Middle Eastern percussion.
June 8, 2010 - 21.30
Armando Illario - accordeon ITA
Diploma in harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano at the Conservatory of Milano, and degree
in piano at the Conservatory of Novara, Italy and he is about to take an MA at the faculty of
Musicology, University of Cremona. He was active member as a pianist, composer and
arranger of the band “Juba Lane”, research and contamination project of the ethno-jazz scene,
which won the 1st prize at the Italian jazz contest “Fiesole jazz” in 1999. At the moment he is
active as accordionist, composer and arranger, in world music band “Tri Muzike”.
Vasilic Nenad - double bass RS
He finished high school in Nis with majors in choir arrangement, theory, and classical double
bass. He had further education at the University Music School in Graz, Austria with a major
in Jazz double bass and electric bass. After appearing as a sideman in various international
line-ups alongside the likes of Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan and the trumpeter Steve Gut,
Vasilic started his own band in 1998. The focus of the band's musical approach became more
clearly defined, resulting in a fusion of European jazz and improvised music with melodies
and rhythms from the vast store of Balkan folk music.
Kornél Horváth - percusssions HU
He started his musical career as a flutist , but later he became interested in the world of
percussion music. Today Kornél is not only the most sought-after percussionist in his country
but he is also well known all over Europe. He is a jazz musician whose music is strongly
rooted in the traditions of his homeland, Hungary and of eastern Europe - at the same time
elements of African, Indian, Arab and Latin American music can be revealed fusing in a
unique sound that is very much characteristic of his music.
Jan Mlejnek - clarinet, tambura PL
Graduated of Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. He worked together with one of the best
polish theatres "Wierszalin". He is co-founder of ethno-jazz band „Sarakina” and he played
numerous concerts in his country and abroad, like Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Hungary,
Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy. He edited two CDs in collaboration with the II. Polish Radio
Program, awarded with the title "Folk phonogram of the Year".
Sameer Makhoul - oud IZR
Sameer Makhoul was born in Peki'in in Galilee, a village renowned for its poets. He comes
from a family of musicians and poets whose roots in the village reach back for generations,
and was profoundly influenced by the cultural environment in which he grew up. He is
composer, musician and singer graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music, where he
studied under the internationally famous oud player, Taiseer Elias. He has appeared, both as a
soloist and with the Andalusian Muwashahat Orchestra (Tarshiha) and in many other
ensembles. Sameer Makhoul released his first album, the Footprints that received remarkable
reviews and is loved by an audience of people understanding and appreciating Arabic and
world music.
June 8, 2010 - 22.30
Luís Peixoto - bouzouki, bandolim, cavaquinho PT
He is multi-instrument player graduated of Conservatório de Música de Coimbra and
Academia de Música de Lagos. He had Mandolin and Cavaquinho Courses from Secção de
Fado da Associação Académica de Coimbra Music School, and Portuguese Guitar Course
from Secção de Fado da Associação Académica de Coimbra Music School.
He played as integrate musician in "Dazkarieh", "Stockholm Lisboa Project", “Folkquest”,
”Salamander”, “Rondel”, ”Monte Lunai”, "All Wind and Piss", ”Estudantina Universitária de
Coimbra” and “Grupo de Cordas da Secção de Fado da A.A.C.”
Salamon Eredics - accordeon, flutes HU
He graduated of the Liszt Academy of Music in 2008 at the departement of folk music. He is
the youngest member of Söndörgö band whose music based on Southern Slav folk traditions.
The classical music plays an important role in his life, which he plays when he was member
of old music band player Sonora Hungarica Consort. He played as guest solist in Franz Liszt
Chamber Orchestra, and made records with Zoltan Kocsis.
Nebojsa Brdaric - frula, kaval, duduk RS
He was born in Sombor in 1990. When he was 10, he started to learn Serbian pipe, a small
wooden instrument, with wide range of possibilities.Soon after he was pronounced as the First
Prize Winner of the eminent Serbian contest of pipe players in Prislonica. With his sister
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Bojana - who took part in EuroMed Music Festival in 2009, - they was pronounced as the
biggest discovery in Jeka audition, organized by Channel 3, of Radio Television of Serbia in
2004. He took part on many recording sessions for the famous Serbian singers of the
traditional music. In 2009 he graduated of the music high school in Belgrade.
Michal Jaros - double bass PL
Graduate of Warsaw's Fryderyk Chopin Music School Jazz Studies Program and the Jazz and
Popular Music Department of the Katowice Academy of Music. Competitions in which he has
participated and won awards include Grand Prix at the Jazz on the Oder'96 Festival, Jazz
Juniors Cracow'02 and the “Swinging Raven” Award at Hot Jazz Spring Czestochowa'03. He
performed with many premiere jazz musicians: Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Ronnie Cuber,
Judy Bady, Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Namyslowski,Piotr Wojtasik, Maciej Sikala, Piotr
Baron, Bernard Maseli, Grazyna Auguscik, Aga Zaryan, Grzegorz Karnas, MichalTokaj,
among others.
Ayman Mabrouk - percusisions PL
Ayman Mabrouk was born in Alexandria in 1983, right in the deepness of the Arabic culture.
He grew up listening and exploring many different oriental music styles. He began to work
professionally as a percussionist with some of the most respected bands of the traditional
oriental music scene like the Alexandria Opera House Band. few years later he has been
featured on many television shows as well as at Jazz & World Music festivals in Egypt, Malta
and Lebanon. Mastering a large variety of percussion instruments such as the Darbuka, Riq,
Cajon, frame drums, congas, Azerbaijani naghara, bongos, Djembe and many others.
June 9, 2010 - 20.00
Kari Ikonen - piano FIN
Kari Ikonen has studied piano and composition at the Sibelius-Academy Jazz Department,
from where he got a Master of Music degree in 2001. He has also studied at the Jyväskylä
Music Institute and the Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland. In addition to his own ensemble
Karikko he plays the piano and other keyboards in the jazz-folk ensemble Ahava, the electroacoustic improvisation trio Gnomus, the art-pop/world/jazz trio SLO Motive, and jazz groups
Mr Fonebone and Markus Holkko Quartet, performing frequently in Finland and
abroad. Ikonen’s playing and compositions can be heard on more than 20 records. He works
as a part-time teacher at the jazz departments of the Sibelius-Academy and at the Estonian
Music Academy in Tallinn.
Rui Vinagre - guitar PT
Rui Vinagre has started his study of Portuguese Guitar in Coimbra in 1996, in the section of
Fado from the Academic Association of Coimbra, and later in the “Escola da Guitarra, da
Viola e do Fado de Coimbra”. In 1998 he creates the project “Despertar”, composed
essentially by a repertoire of the master of Portuguese Guitar, Carlos Paredes. At the same
time he worries about playing the Portuguese Guitar with the correct existing techniques,
through the performing of the traditional repertoire composed for this instrument, he also
dedicates himself to the composition and exploration of the instrument in the scope of new
and original paths for the instrument and for its performing techniques. Since 2009 he is
teaching Portuguese Guitar at the School of Arts in Sines. He continues to study composition
and jazz music at the same school.
Endre Kertész - Cello HU
He was born in 1979 in Szentendre. He began playing the cello at the age of five in the
Vujisics School of Music and he continued to study from the first cellist of the Budapest
Opera House, Párkány Tibor and later from Wolfgang Herzer, the first cellist of Vienna Opera
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House. He played baroque music and contemporary compositions, Arabic music and jazz. He
is a restless and open character musician.
Marko Stojiljkovic - bass guitar RS
He was born in 1979 in Krusevac. Started playing bass guitar at the age of 14, and since then
has been a member of several bands. In 2007, he became a resident member of EYOT, a
serbian band playing a mixture of styles like ambiental,ethno, punk and jazz. he is highly
interested in getting to know not only different styles of foreign bass players, but also
orientations of world musicians, their way of playing and performing music they created.
Noam David - drums IL
Noam David has born in Jerusalem in 1971.Studied in 1985 in Rubin Academy of Music in
Jerusalem from Jerry Garaval. For the first time he performed in Eilat jazz festival in the age
of 15 with Steve Hornstein. In 2005 Noam started his own project, as the main composer,
drummer and singer. In this project, in addition, he displays his phenomenal multiinstrumentalist's abilities on trumpet, piano, oud, guitar and percussion. In his
music Noam David innovates his own polyrhythmic conception of the group playing. In the
same time his music touches every listener with mid-eastern atmosphere, together with
sincere simplicity of songs and great improvisations.
June 9, 2010 - 21.30
Manuel Hermia - flutes, saxophone BEL
Manuel plays different saxophones, but also flute and especially the north indian flute, the
bansuri. Improvisor, composer and explorator of the musics from the world, Manu
developped personnal projects in different directios at the same time: in jazz with the "Manuel
Hermia Quartet", in a band "Slang" that definitively mixes all kind of musical styles and goes
beyond all kinds of borders, and in world music with his bansuri with « "Le Murmure de
l’Orient". We also heard him playing with numerous artists from many cultures, Mamady
Keita / Guinea, Dhruba Ghosh / India, Regis Gizavo /Madagascar, Fred Wesley / USA, Ben
Ngabo / Rwanda, Joao Braga /Brasil, Dobet Gnahoré /Ivory Coast, Pierre Van Dormael
/Belgium, Nono Garcia /Spain, Manou Gallo /Ivory Coast, Abid Bahri /Moracco, Karim
Baggili/ Lebanon, among others.
Dejan Zaric - percussions, moutharp RS
After rather turbulent youth in Belgrade moved to Amsterdam in 1991, ahead of tragic ExYugoslavia wars. Soon starts intense travelling through southern Europe, Middle East, North
Africa and South-East Asia for a period of the next ten years.Music has guided his travels and
he developed strong interest and passion for traditional percussion instruments and
moutharpes. During four years stayed in India and Pakistan studied Hindustani classical
tradition on tabla and Karnatic rhytm tradition on morsing SouthIndian moutharpe,frequently
visiting and staying with Langa musicians of Rajasthan, Punjabi ghazal and Afghani Pashtun
musicians in Peshawar and ecstatic Baul community in West Bengal. At the begin of
millenium returned to the Balkans to explore his own cultural heritage.
Gábor Subitz - trumpet HU
He was born in 1983 in Debrecen. He started to play the trumpet in his childhood, and to deal
with jazz in 2002, as a pupil of Fekete-Kovács Kornél. He graduated in 2008 at the Jazz
Institute of Liszt Academy of Music. In 2008 he won the 3rd prize and audience award at the
Tomsits Rudolf National Jazz Trumpet Contest, and won the first prize at the Balatonfüred
Jazz Festival as a member of Molnár Sándor Quintet. He leads a group called SG5 playing his
own dirty jazz-funk compositions regularly in Budapest's jazz clubs. He is a member of
Fekete-Kovács Kornél's contemporary jazz and classical bigband, the Modern Art Orchestra.
He also composes for this group.
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Marcin Oles - double bass PL
Marcin Oles is a double bass player with his own voice, phrasing and melodic patterns whose
work blurs genre borders. He develops an virtuoso technique as pizzicato and arco thumb
position as well. He is a composer and an improviser, a jazz musician and contemporary/new
music player and music producer. He writes music for movies and plays as well and he
compose for his projects.
Omri Mor - piano IZR
He studied classical music at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music, under the guidance of
Prof. Benjamin Oren and Dr. Assaf Zohar, and jazz piano with Prof. Slava Ganelin and
saxophone legend and educator Arnie Lawrance. Omri's musical repertoire ranges from
classical music and jazz, to Latin and afro-cuban music. In the past few years he became
deeply interested in North-African Andalus music, following his participation in numerous
projects with the Magreb Orchestra. It is not surprising that his playing combines elements
from a wide variety of styles and genres.
June 9, 2010 - 22.30
Paloma Povedano - vocal ES
A singer, composer and dancer and leader of Almasäla. She was the singer of Ojos de Brujo
on their first album, Vengue. In her album Ahora, Paloma keeps on experimenting with
flamenco, combining it with musical styles such as soul, jazz or Latin jazz, mixing and
spicing it all up with electronic loops. She collaborated with various artists from Barcelona’s
exciting musical scene. With Eolh, she made the World Music Charts Europe and the FNAC
talents, and was invited to perform at many festivals throughout Europe and was selected for
Womex and Popkomm.
Dávid Torják HU- bass guitar
After 12 years of classical training he turned to pop music and the electric guitar. He founded
his first group in 1991. At that time his main activity turned to rock and rhythm & blues, but
in the following years his attention turned gradually toward jazz and funk, although at the
same time he played in groups of various sorts. The next big change occured in 1999, when
he became interested in exploring ancient tribal cultures, the roots of music. It was around
that time that he abandoned the guitar in favor of the bass. He founded Monophonic in 2001.
During summer 2005 he was invited into Chalaban, a representative of traditional Moroccan
and Gnawa music. In 2006 he graduated from the Jazz Department of the Ferenc Liszt
Academy of Music. Since Spring 2008 he become member of M.É.Z , hungarian band based
on Irish-Celtic-Scottish traditions.
Lav Kovac - drums RS
Andrej-Lav Kovac started playing classical percussion at the age of 10. He finished Music
High School "Isidor Bajic" in Novi Sad. He participated in the State competition for classical
percussion two times, in 2006 & 2008, and won first prizes both times. As a professional
musician, he played occasionally in Symphony Orchestra of Vojvodina, Symphony Orchestra
of Academy Of Arts in Novi Sad and of SMS "Isidor Bajic", Sidewinder Quintet,
Boris Kovac & Crossing Worlds, Darko Rundek. He is a regular band member of Boris
Kovac & La Campanella, with which he played across Europe.
Andrzej Krośniak - guitar PL
Andrzej Krosniak was born in Zabrze, Poland. He is a guitarist and composer, initiator and
leader of two orginal polish bands: the world music formation "Pejzaz" world music and the
"Cocotier", one of the most recognized buskers bands in Poland, presents a unique mélange of
folk, flamenco, jazz and Latino music, original compositions that express the musical
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sensibility of the leader. Andrzej also works as a teacher in the music school in Zabrze.
During his career he played in many countries such as Czech Republic, Holand, Germany,
Italy, Belgium, Austria.
Daly Triki - quanun TUN
Daly Triki was born in Sfax in musician family in Tunesia. His father, Mabrouk Triki, is one
of the most popular musician in Tunisia. After the Bachelor and courses in a private
academy, Daly continued his studies in music and musicology at the Higher Institute of Sfax.
He was involved in the practice of percussion and accordion before learning qanun. He is
member of Wa Awtar Adware and Trio Rondo Tunisiano.
June 10, 2010 - 20.00
Rao Kyao - flutes, saxophone PT
He found inspiration in jazz and then in indian, arabian and chinese music searching the lost
link of traditional portuguese music and the Orient. In 1983 Rão Kyao released “Fado
Bailado” that year, which was the first platinum given to a portuguese record. Since “Fado
das Canas” till the well known “Mariquinhas”, Rão Kyao evokes the voices of Amália
Rodrigues, Alfredo Marceneiro, Hermínia Silva and Lucília do Carmo. As in «Fado
Bailado», once again Rão Kyao took fado to a new dimension. 1999 - Recorded “Junção”
with the Macau’s Chinese Orchestra and composed the official anthom for the ceremony of
transference of the territory of Macau to China.
Henryk Gembalski - violin PL
Improvising violinist. Winner at Jazz On Odra 1978 Festival in Wrocław, as well as at The 1st
International Jazz Violinists Competition "Golden Bow" in Szczecin in 1984. He has
recorded over 30 records, and he has written music to 30 theatrical plays. He performed in
USA, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Scotland, China, Hungary, Russia, and Czech
Republic. He is a teacher in the violin class at the Institute of Jazz of Music Academy in
Katowice.
Péter Nagy - Double bass HU
He was Born in 1966 in Budapest. He studied natural sciences and double bass in Budapest
Bartok Bela Music High School he graduated of Liszt Academy of Music in 2000. Since 1990
he plays in various bands from ethno and ethno-jazz scene and participated in many
theater and contemporary dance performances. He is member of the following bands: Nigun,
the Eichinger Quartet, Plastic Septet, Agnes Lakatos Quartet, Syntax Cinema Orchestra.
Akash Batt RS / IND - tabla, derbuka
Akash was born in the city of Ahmadabad in India. He is an architect and musician. He was
trained in the traditional “Banaras Gharana” manner of playing ‘tabla’ and plays various
percussion, but he mostly uses a conterporary style in his playing. He lives in Serbia for ten
years and loves the folk music of the country very much and has found certain similarities
with the folk music of Gujarat. He enjoys the combination of free style playing tabla and the
rhythms from the Balkans.
Mehmet Polat - oud TR
Mehmet Polat was born in Sanliurfa city in Turkey in 1981. He started music with the Turkish
folk instrument baglama when he was 5 years old. From beginning that age, he practiced
Turkish Alevi music and traditional folk music from Urfa in traditional way. After the age of
17, he moved to Istanbul, and started to Classical Turkish music and ud studying from Sharif
Muhittin Haydar Targan's method. Besides of the benefits of the high technical possibilities,
he was able to try different styles on the ud with his new technic. As his ever ongoing
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researches will always be continuing, he had some influences of Turkish folk, Arabic,
Azerbaijan, Persian, Flamenco and Jazz in his ud playing.
June 10, 2010 - 21.30
Tuur Florizoone - accordeon BEL
Accordionist Tuur Florizoone has very quickly grown into the most adored musician in
Flanders. Jazz is only one of the many types of music this musical world citizen has in his kit
bag. The fact that he is comfortable in pop as well as in world music is obvious from the
endless list of names with whom he has shared the stage or the recording studio. Melancholic
and simple melodies that lead into an all-embracing palette of emotions and colours are Tuur's
forte. Making as much music as possible with as few resources as possible.
Mihály György - mandolin, guitar HU
Having graduated from the Jazz Conservatory he entered the quartet of Mohai brothers and
also gave duo concerts with Gábor Juhász. Then he formed together with Péter Glaser and
Győző Mohai a jazz-rock band of high standard named Handmade Trio. These days he plays
in Europe and in the USA with the "Kálmán Balogh Gipsy Cimbalom Band" and also plays
the bouzouki and the guitar in his earlier groups, the Syrtos, an orchestra of Greek folk music
in Hungary and Kolo, the South Slavian folk music group.
Bojana Nikolic - vocal RS
She is finishing master studies from the Department of Ethnomusicology at the Faculty of
Music Arts in Belgrade. She is also graduated from the department of Serbian Traditional
Singing in High School „Mokranjac“. She started to sing professionally when she was
fourteen, performing with most popular world music musicians and groups from Serbia and
the Balkans: Sanja Ilic & „Balkanika“. Teodosi Spasov, Slobodan Trkulja, Ognjen Popovic &
„Prijatelji“, Vasilisa, Vasil Hadzimanov, Dragan Milenkovic & “Hazari”, Dragoljub Djuricic,
Madam Piano, “Biber” among others.
Bogusz Wekka - percussion PL
Bogusz Wekka was born in Bydgoszcz. We he started his music studies in 1998 and finished
it in Katowice in 2003. Since 1997 he is playing many different kind of music and
cooperating with such musicians like Bernard Maseli , Anna Serafinska, Paul Kaczmarczyk,
Jurek Malek, Lora Szafran, Janusz Stoklosa, Dorota Miskiewicz, Anna Szarmach. He is also a
member of groups - "Ritmodelia" and "Dziewczyny" ("Girls"). Bogusz Wekka connected his
live with the RYTHM & MUSIC.
Mohamed Antar - ney EG
Egyptian musician, Ney player and conductor of Ensemble Munajah for meditative middleeastern music and Oriental Secrets Ensemble. Antar’s musical education started as early as his
primary school where he learned how to play Piano, Flute-Recorder and Accordeon. He
started to develop his Ney playing through studying with different masters belonging to the
different Ney schools, until, in 2003, he decided to dispose himself of his post graduate
studies in English and Comparative Literature and professionalise the Middle-eastern musical
art. Having studied and mastered the three major Ney styles, namely Arab, Turkish and
Persian ney styles, furnished a room for him to make his own Ney style which has
characteristics of the above-mentioned schools.
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Aleix Tobies - percussion ES
He started to play 19 years ago, studying drums and percussion in different conservatories of
modern music in Barcelona and continued studying traditional percussion by his own in
different countries as Senegal, Gambia, Turkey, Brazil, Spain, Egypt. He played with great
artist like Misirli Ahmet, Erkan Ogur, Ekan Irmak, Kostas Anastasiadis, Sengane N´Gom,
Eliseo Parra, Lidia Pujol, Silvia Perez Cruz, Carmen Paris, Amine And Hamza, La Shica,
Kepa Junquera Or The Flamenco Company Of Emilio Hernandez. With them he has been
playing aground all Europe, Canada, Brasil, Mexico, Marroco, Tunis, Algerie, Egypt, Turkey
and Senegal. He created the experimental percussion group "Tactequete" and the iberic
percussion orchestra "Coetus". He participated in more than 40 albums of diferent artists and
groups.
Minata Traoré - guitar, vocal BEL
Minata was born in Bobo-dioulasso, a small town of Burkina Faso. She’s been living in
Belgium since she was 18. Minata is a song writer, a composer, a singer and a dancer. With a
classical music education, classic guitar and opera singing, she charms us with melodies
sometimes soft, sometimes bluesy, always carrying the experience of living within and
between two continents: Africa and Europe. She expresses her music in a simple and poetic,
yet very strong willed, way. Going from French to Dioula, her mother tongue, she jugles with
traditional and European sonorities. A guitar à la Tracy Chapman, a voice evoking Khadja
Nin’s, Minata gives us a sheer moment of pleasure.
Viktor Hárs - bass guitar HU
He started his musical studies at age of 15, on double bass and bass guitar simultaneously.
From 1985 till 1988 he was studying on the Jazz Department of Béla Bartók Music
Conservatory. In 1997, he released his first solo album with his originals, it was called
Yellow. One year later he recorded his second CD, titled Contacts & Conflicts. Nowadays he
is the member of following bands: Horgas Eszter Class & Jazz, Kozma Orsi Quartet, Summer
Jazz Trio, HársHegyBand and the Modern Art Orchestra.
Jerzy Mazzoll - bass clarinet PL
He started playing the clarinet at the age of 8 inspired by the works of such great
contemporary Polish composers as Lutoslawski and Gorecki. Founder and leader of several
music groups. Composer of film and theatrical music. As an artist he takes part in numerous
performances and events; an instance of such is the Diffusion Ensemble, which he founded
with Robert Knuth. During his career Mazzoll played with the best Polish, European and
American rock and jazz musicians, with such stars as Django Bates, Alfred Harth, Lasse
Lindgren, Vytas Labutis, Peter Weniger, Bill Laswell, Per Goidschmidt, Jan Bengston, Nils
Landgren, Kjeld Ipsen, Axel Windfeid, Tomasz Stanko.
Youssef Haj - violin TUN
He is a Tunisian composer, violinist and viola d’amore player. Jasser performs and records
with many artists such as Sister Marie Keyrouz, Barbara Hendricks, Youssou N’Dour, Toufic
Farroukh and Absolute Orchestra, Miguel Angel Estrella, Geoffroy De Masure, Elie Achkar
and others. He performs at the UNESCO, Arab World Institute, Center of Arab and
Meditarranean Music, Tunis Medina Festival, El Genina Theater, Petra, New Morning,
Zénith, Opéra de Lille, Eglise de la Madeleine, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brusselles, l'Atrium,
Martinique, Bonifacio, Venice, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.
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