- Áron Eredics ()
- Attila Buzás ()
- Benjamin Eredics ()
- Dávid Eredics ()
- Salamon Eredics ()
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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Soendoergoe, lead by the Eredics brothers, is one of the most active and interesting world music groups in Hungary. They play a style of music that is hugely attractive, but little known and quite different to the traditional, fiddle-led Hungarian repertoire. Their aim is to foster and preserve Southern Slavic traditions of the Serbs and Croats as found in various settlements in Hungary. In contrast to most groups playing Balkan music, Soendoergoe isn't playing brass band music, it is a tamburitza band. The tambura is a small and agile plucked instrument similar to the mandolin which is occasionally supplemented by wind instruments and accordion.
The three Eredics brothersand a cousin come from a village on the Danube near Budapest called Szentendre. It's a centre of South Slav traditions in Hungary and that's what gives a distinctive flavour to the music with its plucked tamburas. Their new album 'Tamburising Lost Music of the Balkans' features virtuoso dance melodies from the gypsy maestro Jozsef Kovacs, leader of the Mohacs tambura orchestra in the south of the country, and great vocals from Antal Kovacs and Katya Tompos. Discover with them the delicate beauty and fizzing power of a different Balkan sound. Come and dance the cocek, drink a palinka and get dizzy on Soendoergoe's extraordinary rhythms.
Southern Slav folk music has developed an extraordinary treasure of melodies as a result of an interaction with various music traditions. This applies to Serbian and Croatian folk music in Hungary more than it does to folk music in the Balkans. All along, the Southern Slav ethnicities living in Hungary have been particularly isolated from each other. Consequently, the traditions that they treasure and maintain display a wide variety of differences, which is demonstrated by the use of a wealth of musical instrument types and forms. The first written record of the Southern Slav tambur dates from 1551, this instrument being of Iranian and Turkish origin, used in a variety of forms in the Balkan peninsula. Originally, the tambur was a solo instrument with a small resonance volume and a long neck. It began to be updated in the 1800s with a long neck and a diatonic succession of sounds.