Babra (Hungary)

Babra (Hungary)


A marriage of a croatian and hungarian folk song from Mohac, the hungarian capital of tamburitza musicc
  • 1 Dunje Ranke
  • 2 Saban
  • 3 Lepi Ivo
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This short atmospheric footage made by Zilia Sophie Lacôte in Budapest, a Sunday afternoon at one members's place of Babra.
  • Kamerav
  • WOMEX 20 Showcase
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  • country:Hungary
  • style(s):Balkan, Folk
  • label:Fonó Music Hall
  • type:Band, Small Ensemble
  • artist posted by:Babra

Line up

  • Bence Babcsán (tamburitza, clarinet & saxophone)
  • Benedek Réti (accordion)
  • Dániel Koller (Tamburitzas)
  • Dávid Pozsonyi (Tamburitzas, percussion)
  • Veronika Varga (tamburitza bass, vocal)


Showcase Times:
Saturday 24 October 18:30 CEST
Saturday 24 October 21:00 CEST

Since 2014, Budapest-based band Babra have been researching and reviving the almost-forgotten traditional music of South Slavic minorities along the Danube, and interpreting it in a suitably celebratory style, featuring the traditional plucked string instruments called tamburitza along with distinctive polyphonic singing. They place this repertoire alongside Macedonian and Serbian styles, expanding the sound palette with accordion, clarinet and percussion. The five band members are connected to these traditions through both family ties and a shared passion, and are dedicated to the creation of new musical forms that resonate in the here and now, while conserving the authenticity and the spirit of the traditional music, which, after all, is to enhance and provide joy to the lives of those who embrace it.

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