About us

SZELINDEK Old-Worldmusic Band

The music band Szelindek was founded in 2010 with the aim to play and reenact historical music. The goal was to reproduce the medieval world music from the area of both Europe and Asia obtaining the original historical sound using the authentic historical instruments. The emphasis is put on the promotion and reproduction of traditional folk music of regions: the Carpathians, Hungary, Polish, the Balkans and Turkey. The band reproduce the original sounds on such instruments as: bagpipe, hurdy gurdy, laute, rauschpfeife, zurna, , koboz, tamburine, drums, darbuka, duzuki, oud, baglama.
Atmosphere that is formed during concerts gives a unique feeling and brings the listener into a kind of time machine. In addition the band “moves” the audience, giving the opportunity to learn historical dances. The experienced dance teacher during the concert introduces the audience to the simple historical dance, encouraging them to learning together. To enhance the experience concerts accompany historic dance, fire dance and theater shows.
During the past years Szelindek participated in hundreds of concerts, both in Hungary and abroad. Mainly in Folk Festivals, World Music events, historical castle festivals, historical reenactment events, open-air music festivals as well. The band, was also multi-winner in European music competitions. The members of band are experienced musicians, teachers, dance teachers, entertainers.











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