After nine full-length albums, the cimbalom-driven juggernaut of Cimbaliband shows no sign of slowing down. The band's music blends that Eastern Europe feeling with folk music and crowd-pleasing modern musical styles. The band members have a significant folk music past, so we can be sure that the broth in their 'witches' cauldron' is made from authentic musical ingredients. Their musical delicacies are presented in songs based on the sound of the cimbalom (a type of chordophone) and seasoned with a little jazz, Latin music and Balkan rhythms. It's no surprise that music magazines have labelled the Gödöllő-born Balázs Unger 'the Chuck Berry of the cimbalom'! Employing a variety of styles, his rapid riffs propel and direct his band with this special instrument, an authentic, acoustic-style Hungarian 'mixing-deck'. The result is some totally original Eastern European cimbalom rock'n'roll. The band's collection of authentic folk music is masterfully blended with uplifting melodies. One critic even commented that 'Cimbaliband have shown authentic folk music can also be trendy.' Which goes very nicely indeed with the motto of the energetic Cimbaliband: 'Recycle”, as they reprocess and help young people love their Hungarian homeland once again!
The singer Dóra Danics, who won Best Female Act in the 2013 Hungarian X Factor, is a regular performer with the band. It was with Cimbaliland that Ms Danic first began singing Balkan songs and folk music. Her voice and personality are a perfect fit to the style and music of the group. It should be no surprise, then, that she features both on their latest album, Recycle, and the album Balkán Projekt.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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