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Sounds from Hungary

Hungarian bands taking over South by Southwest 2018

Music Showcase
Friday, March 16, 2018 | 8 PM
Palm Door on Sabine | Austin, TX
Tickets | $10 | Free with SXSW badge/wristband
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This year, five excellent Hungarian bands take over Austin, Texas, making the first official showcase of Hungary happening at this year's South by Southwest. Representing the country’s broad palette of sounds, these five groups highlight the best of Hungary’s many worlds, boasting a music scene with a centuries-long pedigree, a history of fantastic folk and trained musicianship, and a location where East meets Western Europe from chic cosmopolitan singer-songwriter to upbeat club music to wild and crazy freak folk.
The wild variety is what Hungary is all about!

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About the Bands:

Belau: Belau’s buoyant beats chronicles the audio-visual duo’s many travels. Optimistic and exploratory, Belau has performed at key European festivals like Reeperbahn and are debuting in the US at SXSW.

Belau

Bohemian Betyars: Named for the Robin Hood-like bandits of the 19th century, this speed punk freak folk crew has hints of Gogol Bordello but loads of Hungarian folk chops and lightning-speed Romani stylings, goofy and delightfully melancholy.

Bohemian Betyars

Boggie: With all the warm grace of Patricia Kaas and the intensity of Adele, Boggie's debut album reached #3 on the US Billboard chart in 2013 and she performed across Europe and North America while representing Hungary at the Eurovision Contest.

Boggie

The Qualitons: Playing music which is inspired by the sound and energy of early rock, mod-beat, and the funk music of the '60s and '70s, even the Red Hot Chili Peppers did party to the music The Qualitons in 2016 in Budapest.

The Qualitons

Rackajam: A wildly popular Magyar remix of urban folk, rock, and blues with the marvelous György Ferenczi, one of the best harp player/singer/violinist/guitarist of Hungary.

Rackajam

Lineup:

RACKAJAM 9 PM
BELAU 10 PM
BOGGIE 11 PM
THE QUALITONS 12 AM
BOHEMIAN BETYARS 1 AM

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