SAÏD CHALABAN //
In Said Tichiti’s latest project ancient Gnawa, Shaabi and Hassan songs meet Western styles such as dub, funk and psychedelic rock. By evoking the aesthetics of these modern styles and leaving spaces for improvisation and experimentation, he brings the ancient desert traditions to new horizons. In this mission he is accompanied by some of the finest musicians of the Hungarian creative music scene.
Said was born in the south of Morocco from a Berber mother and a black African father. He
is established in Hungary since 1998, where he founded his band Chalaban one year later.
Chalaban’s music organically blends Afro-Arab and Central European musical influences and instrumentation.
During its twenty years of existence, the band have released 6 albums, played numerous
concerts in Hungary, Europe and Morocco. This adventure was crowned by a one month-long successful North American tour, performing in the major cities from New York and Los
Angeles, through Chicago, Montreal and San Francisco to New Orleans.
Saïd Chalaban: Vocals, Guembri, Oud, Percussion
Ádám Mészáros: Guitar
András Kálmán: Keyboards
András Koroknay: Bass Guitar
Zsolt Krecsmáry: Drums
ARRASTA PEST //
Arrasta Pest is a Brazilian band formed by 6 enthusiasts of the fantastic forró music. Forró is a Brazilian rhythm packed with good vibes that took over Europe, with dedicated festivals in Portugal, Austria, France…you name it. But better then reading about it, just come and try it for yourself. Comfortable shoes are recommended – you probably won’t be sitting down much.