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BANDA
Artist
Slovakia
Influences: East European , Middle Eastern , West European
Genres: blues, jazz, funky, reggae, artificial music, arabic, indian
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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.

Bandamembers:

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! ! !