An amazing synthesis of world rhythms and modern music. Amadinda is an original and versatile percussion group from Hungary.

“Amadinda Percussion Group was formed in 1984 in Budapest by four musicians, just after having graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Since founding the ensemble, the central point of their activity has been double. On one hand to present masterpieces of percussion music, unknown to the Hungarian audience so far, on the other hand to perform the music of Hungarian contemporary composers in their country and abroad. One of their principal intentions is to inspire Hungarian and international composers to create new pieces. During the recent years three more new elements have been added to their aims: research of traditional percussion cultures, composing new pieces by the members of the group and transcribing outstanding pieces of music history for percussion instruments.”

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Sunday, July 1
The Amaral Family Festival Center

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Gahu – traditional music (Ghana)

Amadinda – traditional music (Uganda)

Lukas Ligeti: Pattern Transformation

Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet

Thierry de Mey: Musique de Table


Modest P. Mussorgsky: Three movements from “Pictures at an Exhibition” (arr. by Aurél Holló)

Tuileries (Dispute between Children at Play)
Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
The Market at Limoges (The Great News)

Claude Debussy: Three movements from “Childrens’ Corner” (arr. by Aurél Holló)

The Snow is Dancing
Serenade for the Doll
Golliwogg’s Cakewalk

Scott Joplin: The Ragtime Dance

George H. Green: Log Cabin Blues

Gershwin Medley (arr. by Aurél Holló)

Txalaparta – traditional Basque music

Aurél Holló: José / beFORe JOHN5

The Romping Golden Pheasants – traditional music (China)

Otea – traditional music (Tahiti)