Artist Profiles: Čendeš

Čendeš

Čendeš ensemble (formerly known as Rusín Čendeš Orchestra) has gathered an enthusiastic audience during its years of their existence with its modern arrangements of folk songs from Eastern Slovakia.

The debut album titled “Best of” was released in 2015. The second album, titled Cossack Attack, combines Ruthenian, Balkan and Gypsy music with jazz and other musical genres.

The ensemble’s sound is characterized by robust male and female vocals, twin fiddles, guitar, bouncing cimbalom and double bass.

Band members include Zuzana Stračinová on vocals, cimbalom; René Bošeľa on vocals, viola, guitar; Andrej Turčin on vocals and violin; Peter Šipula on vocals and violin; Jakub Stračina con bass; and Robo Bošeľa on drums and percussion.

Discography:

Best of ( Môlča Records, 2015)
Cossack Atack (Môlča Records, 2019)

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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