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Very few folk bands have the raw energy and power in their music or the ability to make people dance like an Ibiza nightclub than the Hungarian band Besh o droM, meaning, "ride the road" - just like horses in the Lovari gypsy dialect of Central Europe. They encapsulate sounds from Transylvanian, Jewish, Afghan, Egyptian, Lebanese, Armenian, Bulgarian, Romanian and Greek folk music whilst mixing this with electronic instruments to create a truly dramatic sound that will both shock and delight the listener.

The band was formed in 1999 in the Hungarian Capitol of Budapest and produced their first album in 2000 by the name of Macho Embroidery, which became a platinum album according to the Hungarian Record Publishing Association (Mahasz). Three more albums followed, Can't Make Me! in 2003, GYI! in 2004 and their latest Once I Catch The Devil, which came out in 2005.

It is on the stage where the band really shines. They first started playing in Hungary, becoming a regular and massively popular act in the Sziget festival in Budapest before going on to play in festivals all over the world including Glastonbury in the UK and Sing for Freedom in Tai Pei. Their greatest audience was at the Montreal Jazz festival in 2004 in front of 15000 fans. My experience of “Besh o droM” was on a pálinka fuelled night on the banks of the Danube in Budapest, the open air club shaking with hundreds of moving, dancing bodies all hyped up by the fast energy of the music.

For more information on the bands concerts and albums please visit their site.