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Influences: East European , Middle Eastern , Gypsy
Genres: slovak-balkan fusion, slovak fusion, ethno ballad, love ethno ballad, fast slovak cardas fusion, indian patterns, ruthenian-slovak-andalusian-balkan-klezmer fusion, ethno funky, fast locomotion fusion, grooved trad slovak magical-ritual
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February 2023 #24 - Top 40 for East European Influence Divy (track)
November 2022 #38 - Top 40 for East European Influence BANDA in the movie (video)
November 2022 #31 - Top 40 for East European Influence Prsteň (track)
Bandais aworld-music band from Bratislava (Slovakia), founded in 2003.

The band plays traditional folk songs in contemporary arrangement. The members are renowned folk musicians with long-time experience in folk music and other genres.

The band’s music is based on genuine, authentic roots of Slovak folk music. It is then also inspired with other music genres – old music, blues, jazz, beat, as well as folk music of other countries – particularly with Balkan, Celtic, Slavic, Indian, Caribbean and Latino-American music.

Banda uses acoustic instruments and rich vocals with respect to tradition – but in a brand new, original guise.


Samo Smetana (violin,mandolin, bouzouki, tambourine, vocals)

Alžbeta Lukáčová (dulcimer, accordion, percussions, vocals)

Ivan Hanula (viola, mandolin, bouzouki, vocals)

Peter Obuch (bass, vocals)

Igor Ajdži Sabo (drums, percussion, vocals)

Eva Brunovská (vocal, keyboard)

Banda is a genuine Slovak original! ! !