Artist Profiles: Hudci z Kyjova

Hudci z Kyjova

The cymbalom band Hudci z Kyjova was founded in 1994 by musicians who were already well-experienced players in other cymbalom bands. The first album called “Putovali Hudci” was recorded by the band in 1996 in the English town of High Wycombe. At the beginning of September 1998 Hudci z KyjovaA recorded their second CD “Jede forman dolin” again in England.

Hudci z Kyjova comment on their roots: “We proceed from the song richness of Kyjov but we at the same time add also songs from other folklore regions, taking inspiration also from abroad, for example from Hungary or Romania to borrow and play something from their instrumental jewels. We thus “wander” by our playing around different folklore areas and select more or less known melodies.”

The third album, Proc kalino nerozkvétáš was a boxed set with a bonus DVD.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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