Söndörgő (Hungary)


Söndörgő is one of the most active and interesting world music groups in Hungary today. Fast and furious, fingers flying with a fiery panache, performing on their signature instrument the tambura (a small plucked instrument similar to the mandolin), the band brilliantly combines respect for tradition, a desire to innovate, and a sizzling virtuosity.

The group’s aim is to foster and preserve the Southern Slavic traditions of the Serbs and Croats as found in various settlements situated along the Danube, quite isolated from each other, in Hungary. They play a style of music that is little known and quite different from the traditional, fiddle-led Hungarian repertoire.

The group was founded in 1995 in a small town near Budapest that has a long-established Serbian tradition. The members of the group include Áron Eredics, Benjamin Eredics, Dávid Eredics, Salamon Eredics and Attila Buzás. The Eredics brothers’ father was a member of the Vujicsics Ensemble, and through his influence they started to play music together with bass player Attila Buzás during their high-school years. All the group members are profoundly touched by, and drawn towards, Southern Slav folk music.

Nowadays Söndörgő is constantly performing at festivals in Hungary and across Europe, and have worked numerous times with the famous Macedonian saxophonist, Ferus Mustafov. The fruit of this collaboration is their joint 2009 album, In concert

Discover with Söndörgő the delicate beauty and power of a different Balkan sound. Come and dance the čoček and get dizzy on their extraordinary rhythms.