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hét hat club

Carpathian cumbia & Balkan hip hop

Thursday, 12 august 2021
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an international collective of musicians dedicated to acoustic and electric traditional and contemporary cultures based in Hungary

Party is a form of art and can happen anywhere with the VII VI Club on an Island Festival on the Danube, In a Russian house party, on the terrace of a café in Aix-en-Provence France, on the streets of Zurich, In the Painter’s Palace of Budapest, In an LGBT retirement house in San francisco, in a world music festival in Romania, in a Balkan wedding in Poitier, in a horse ranch in Chile.

We are an International travelling band based out of Budapest. Digging into the sounds of the 80’s and 90’s Balkan Roma Gypsy Turkish Transylvanian Folk but also from Jazz, Hip Hop and Latin culture.

Active for the past 5 years the band was formed by individual traveling street musicians who serendipitously met in Budapest and decided to pursue this project due to their common passion for music, and travels.

The band’s starting point was the meeting of the improvisation culture of Gypsy jazz from Django Reinhardt and the spirit of the wild Balkan Gypsy party. We started later to experiment with new sounds and mix of cultures such as Hip-Hop, Cumbia, Manele, Kolos, Kopanista, Heavy Metal music from further Eastern European Cultures.
Also the musicians of the Hét Hat Club individually seeks melodies and songs from the dense and lively folk traditions from Transylvania, Serbia, Romania Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Yemen and many more to create energetic compositions that they are eager to share with the public.

Founded in 2015 since it’s formation in Budapest the band has played all over the world.

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