Söndörgö: Tamburising

Album cover art for upc 3149026006324
Label: World Village
Catalog: 450017
Format: CD

Söndörgö: Attila Buzás, Bass tambura, Vocals; Benjamin Eredics, Kontra tambura, Trumpet; Salamon Eredics, Accordion Flute, Alt tambura; Áron Eredics, Tambura, Tenor tambura, Derbuka, Tapan, Vocals; Dávid Eredics, Tambura II, Alt tambura, Kaval, Clarinet, Saxophone, Vocals; featuring: Kátya Tompos, ,Vocals, Tracks 3, 13; Antal Kovács, Vocals, Tracks 6, 9; József Kovács, Tambura, Tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12

Lost music of the Balkans

Söndörgö, lead by the Eredics brothers, is one of the most active and interesting world music groups in Hungary.
They play a style of music that is hugely attractive, but little known and quite different to the traditional, fiddle-led Hungarian repertoire. Their aim is to foster and preserve Southern Slavic traditions of the Serbs and Croats as found in various settlements in Hungary. In contrast to most groups p laying Balkan music, Söndörgő isn't playingbrass band music, it is a tamburitza band. The tambura is a small and agile plucked instrument similar to the mandolin which is occasionally supplemented by wind instruments and accordion.