Mohammad Reza Mortazavi solo, Kerekes Band, Zoord

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi solo, Kerekes Band, Zoord

Event date/time : 2019-12-2720:00

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi‘s percussion solo performances by far exceed the idea of what to expect from a percussion concert.
Playing traditional Persian handdrums (Tonbak & Daf) in his own uniqiue way, he crafts a network of danceable rhythms, uptempo beats and trance-like textures with great virtuosity. Melodies and polyphponies entwine one another in seemingly endless rhythmic variations, creating truly hypnotic worlds of sound. Mortazavi‘s amazing musical range stretches all the way from soft and slow to
swift, dynamic and diverse.

As a solo artist Mohammad Reza Mortazavi produces sounds of orchestral proportions merely by the dexterity of his two hands. His playing technique coupled with the broad spectrum of overtones allow for the simultaneous playing of polyrhythmic beats, sophisticated melodies, and polyphonic compositions.

Starting at age nine, the Persian musician and composer has come a long way from winning Tonbak competitions in his home country to concerts, productions and great success the world over. From playing big festivals like Roskilde in front of thousands of dancing people, to concerts in the Berliner Philharmonie as well as dance/theater productions all over the world – audiences, critics and the media agree: Mohammad Reza Mortazavi is a truly unique live experience!




 Kerekes Band

Kerekes Band
“Up-to–date, intelligently constructed, innovative music”
( Songlines Magazine, UK )

Two time Fonogram award winning Kerekes Band’s path has over 25 years led them from the sweaty atmosphere of Hungary’s Moldavian and Gyimes Csángó (Transylvanian) dance houses - to world music stages. During that time they have created a sound which cannot be confused with any other on the Hungarian or international world music scene. A tempo that draws from the pulse of Moldavian music, filled out with riff-centered flute and coboz themes – in other words: ethno funk.

From the get-go this groups’s sound has come at least as much from rock as from traditional Hungarian shepherd’s music….the spectrum of their music includes: Gyimes Transylvanian folk music, Jimi Hendrix, psychedelic, “riffs”, and a Hungarian stoner, 2/4 specialist: it’s ethno funk escaped from the irons of traditional music…

Fehér Zsombor – flute, voice
Námor Csaba - coboz
Csarnó Ákos - viola, vocals
Sohajda Péter – bass guitar, vocals
Fehér Viktor - drum, vocals





Drawing from the melodic world of the Moldavian Csángó Hungarians, Zoord’s music comes on with elementary force. Their spring board is Szilágyi Áron – one of the world’s most well-known and virtuoso Jew’s harp players.

The band is finishing up an exciting year - they have played in China, Transylvania, several destinations in Europe, as well as well-known Hungarian festivals such as: Sziget, Fishing on Orfű, Budapest Ritmo. This Jew’s harp–drum-violin trio is presently working on a new recording. The music takes their audience on adventure from roots in the Carpathian Basin, to the steppes of Asia stopping to trance dance under the stars, before fluttering onward. One of the best world music producers, Rafal Kolacinsky from Warsaw is helping with the material for Zoord’s new album.


Tickets: in advance 2000 Ft, on the day of the concert 2500 Ft


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