The NOW Sound of Budapest

January 5, 2017, 7:30 am - January 5, 2017, 10:00 am

Budapest-Flyer2A fresh and modern take on Hungarian traditional music from the land of Béla Bartók, with a touch of the heritage of neighboring Eastern-European countries
David Yengibarian8PM
Borbély Mihály Polygon – 8:45PM
Meszecsinka – 9:30PM 
On the Budapest scene Hungarian folk music, Romani and Balkan sounds, classical and jazz, experimental method and fundamental skill come together. Hungary’s capital has harbored a striking musical underground for decades, where musicians tie together tradition and edge with mastery and wild devotion.

Music Export Budapest, together with Cadence Arts Network and NY nightlife hub Drom, are bringing a small sampling of Budapest’s best performers to New York, just in time for the international presenters conference APAP. The ethnic, feral psychedelia of Meszecsinka (“Little Moon”), the tango-inflected improvisations of Armenian-born Hungarian musician David Yengibarian and the rigorous folk-jazz beauties of Mihály Borbély’s Polygon trio.

“Hungarians have been reframing their many traditions for generations,” explains Aron Romhanyi, Artistic Director (Music Export Budapest). “From composers like Bartók and Kodály to very contemporary, freeform experiments, there is an ongoing dialog with the past, filtered through rigorous standards of musicianship and really engaging performances. It makes Budapest’s music so full of life.”

Place: Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York 10009
Time: 5th January, 2017, 7.30 pm.
Entrance is free.