19:00 – Door opening
19:30 – The Apes
20:30 – Nasip Kismet
Arif Erdem Ocak – guitar and vocals
Daniel Mester – saxophone and clarinet
David Szegő – drums
Marton Eged – bass guitar
Tomi Smuk – percussions
Derya Ocak – backing vocals
◖Serendipity is not only the closest meanings of Nasip Kısmet, but also the best way to describe this international band’s authentic, multi-genre music: an ancient folk melody turns into a psychedelic outburst by a sudden chord progression, then eases into a mild jazz-fusion breeze by a touch of masterful musicianship.
Nasip Kısmet is the brainchild of Arif Erdem Ocak, the Turkish-born musician who resides in Budapest, Hungary since 2010, best-known as a founding member and co-songwriter of the famed Ankara band Seksendört who topped charts mid-to-late 2000s with consecutive hits. After moving to Budapest to pursue a solo music career, he focused on the deep repertoire of old and contemporary Turkish folk music, interpreting it through his unique vocal style as well as his trademark hammer-on and pull-off, percussive guitar technique.