Besh o droM

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Besh o droM
Besh o droM concert at Ferencváros (Budapest, Hungary)
Concert at Ferencváros (Budapest, Hungary)
Background information
Origin Budapest, Hungary
Genres Jazz
Years active 1999–present
Labels Asphalt Tango, Sidoo Art, Fono Records, Narrator Records
Website Official website
Members Gergely Barcza
Ádám Pettik
Péter Makó
József Csurkulya
Attila Sidoo
Péter Somos
Attila Herr
Borbála Magyar

Besh o droM is a gypsy music group.[1][2] Their music blends folk and contemporary instruments (including cymbalon and turntables, for instance), in styles ranging from jazz to world music. They acknowledge particular influences from Transylvanian, Jewish, Turkish, Afghan, Egyptian, Lebanese, Armenian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Macedonian and Greek musical traditions.[3]

The band was formed in Budapest in August 1999. The large, Budapest-based band employs a Romany title in the Lovari dialect (Besh o droM means ’sit on the road’ literally), but its real meaning is ’follow your path, get on with it’. It is also wordplay in Hungarian meaning ’I am rolling...’ (a cigarette).

Some of their notable performances include the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2004 and 2012, and several MagyArt (Hungarian Cultural Season) venues such as 2001 in France, 2002 in Italy, 2004 in Netherlands.

They have made a special appearance in Miklós Jancsó's movie Last Supper at the Arabian Gray Horse. They have also composed and performed the original soundtrack for the National Theatre of Szeged's 2001/2002 season of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Band Members[edit]

Note: these Hungarian names appear in Eastern name order.

Guest Artist[edit]


  • Macsó hímzés (Macho Embroidery) Macsó hímzés (Fonó Records, 2000)
  • Nekemtenemmutogatol (Can't Make Me!) (2002)
  • GYI! (2004)
  • Ha megfogom az ördögöt… (Once I Catch The Devil) (2005)
  • Kertünk alatt (Narrator records, 2011)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Besh o droM". BBC Music. 
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia of Hungarian rock. Volume one".  p. 204
  3. ^ "fooldal".