The Balkan Consort

February 29, 2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
The Balkan Consort
Attila Gera - clarinet
Attila Boros - bass guitar 
Gábor Gera - accordeon
Csaba Czirják - guitar, tambura
Ákos Benkó - percussion
Péter Bede - saxophone

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In the band founded at the end of 2010 we find both jazz and folk musicians. The fusion of jazz and folk was initiated from the “jazzy” half of the group: they wanted to play music that is not as distant as jazz, yet improvisative. Hungarian and southern Slavic folk music lacks this type of improvisation, but Bulgarian music is based on improvised cycles of melodies. 

Their passionate, almost two hours long concert material is not far from rock, but due to its improvising character it’s connected to jazz, too, though its solid foundation remains to be the Bulgarian folk music. 

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The event is free of admission charge.