1- Borbély Mihály Polygon trio
The versatile multi-instrumentalist is equally active participant of various folk and world music, jazz and contemporary music groups either as a leader or as a soloist (Mihály Borbély Quartet, Balkan Jazz Project, Quartet B, Borbély-Dresch Quartet), and he is also a member of various line-ups ...
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, Hungarian National Trading House, the Hungarian Cultural Center 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. The artists will play a free show at Drom (85 Ave A) on Thursday, January 5, from 8-10 PM.
“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.”
Cadence Arts Network, Hungarian National Trading House, Music Export Budapest, Hungarian Cultural Center and Drom present
The NOW Sound of Budapest
Thursday, January 5
Meszecsinka - Psychedelic ethnic fusion from East Europe
“Meszecsinka entices you with sounds of magical and hypnotic quality” Journal Frankfurt
Borbély Mihály Polygon - Exceptional folk, world jazz, and chamber music
“If Bartók played not-so-straight-ahead jazz, it might sound like the Borbély Quartet.” - RootsWorld
* FREE of charge *