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Hungary @ Amersfoort World Jazz Festival
August 13 @ 15:00 - 21:00
From Thursday August 4rd to Sunday August 14th the Amersfoort Jazz festival is having its 43rd edition. Amersfoort Jazz is a festival full of world jazz with new and renowned talent from all over the world. Each year, the festival pays particular attention to music from a selected country. For this edition the festival have a special collaboration with Babel Sound/Hungary,to be the so-called focus country.
Matti Austen, co-programmer of Amersfoort Jazz explains why: “Hungary has a rich music culture with folk music and distinctive instruments such as violins and the cimbalom. This is definitely reflected in a lot of music that will be presented. But Hungarian jazz music is so much more. For example, Béla Bartók composed his work Mikrokosmos between 1926 and 1939. The Péter Sárik Trio will bring a jazz interpretation of this during the festival. It will be a journey of discovery that I am very much looking forward to.”
Four bands from Hungary will perform at Amersfoort World Jazz Festival 2022. Saturday 13rd is a special focus day with four concerts by Hungarian artists and food. In the FLUOR in the historic center of Amersfoort, Babel Sound presents, from 15:00 – 21:00 Santa Diver. Mihály Borbély Quartet Quartet, Veronika Harcsa – Bálint Gyémánt and the Peter Sarik Trio. The Hungarian Focus Day is free of charge and there will be a Hungarian Experience. Amersfoort World Jazz invites you to join the Hungarian Focus Day.