Tag Archives: Hungary

Interview: Q&A with Nasip Kismet – Sparkles of Serendipity (June 2022)

Interview: Q&A with Nasip Kismet – Sparkles of Serendipity (June 2022)

In times of social distancing, travel chaos and restrictions, it’s uplifting to meet up (even if only figuratively speaking) with people who made cultural and musical inclusivity and collectivism their credo. Since the meaning of  the band’s name (‘serendipity’ in English), Nasip Kismet is a breath of fresh air in the...
Daily Discovery: Nasip Kismet –  Mihriban @Szimpla Kert

Daily Discovery: Nasip Kismet – Mihriban @Szimpla Kert

Nasip Kismet are a Budapest-based quartet formed in 2019   The band, led by Turkish-born Arif Erdem Ocak, focuses its sound on Turkish contemporary and traditional folk music, which the musicians blend with jazz, psychedelia and Balkan influences.   The sextet recently released their first EP, available here: https://ffm.to/nasip-kismet  
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #471 – Budapest Groove x Kampala Fire

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #471 – Budapest Groove x Kampala Fire

Radio Mukambo takes you to Budapest to discover the pioneering Hungarian afrobeat group The Mabon Dawud Republic. The young band already toured in Ghana where they recorded with highlife legend Pat Thomas and vocalist and kologo player Stevo Atambire. Their debut LP is our cd of the week, on out...
Preview: CimbaliBand @ The Forge (London, 30th March 2017)

Preview: CimbaliBand @ The Forge (London, 30th March 2017)

Who’d have imagined that the cimbalom could be so groovy? If you’re not used to the sound of the Hungarian dulcimer and the energetic way in which Balázs Unger, founder member of CimbaliBand, plays it. Be ready for something special, be ready to be amazed. In a few days’ time,...