Habadekuk

Habadekuk

Habadekuk (Denmark)
Traditional Danish dance melodies get a new lease on life when melded with a vibrant mix of salsa, jazz and folk in the hands of Denmark’s Habadekuk. Powerful horns, toe-tapping fiddle, accordion, strings, contagious rhythms and more catapults folk music well in to the 21sth Century. This young, lively, multi-instrumental 9-piece big band has something new and exciting to say – think a North Sea version of the boisterous appeal and sheer bonhomie of La Bottine Souriante. The band takes their name from a catchy nonsense song they found in a remote Jutland parish tune book. Comprised of the top players from a range of Nordic bands, they find their musical roots in a few different locations to create a big fun wall of sound made for dancing. It’s no surprise that polkas play a big part in the group’s repertoire, as do sonderhonings, a Danish style which swings more than polkas do. Here is a full-on party band to get your pulses racing!