Szabolcs Bognar´ collaboration based solo project Àbáse is focusing on the cross-paths of afrobeat, hip hop, jazz and electronica with a heavyweight rhythm section and special guests from Africa and its diaspora.
After gaining support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Soulection, Nabihah Iqbal, KEXP and appearing for an energetic live set at Thris Tian’s Global Roots radio show on Worldwide FM, Àbáse released his long anticipated debut EP, “Invocation” in May, 2019 via HHV Records & Cosmic Compositions. The vinyls are already almost sold out.
As a trained keyboard player, Szabolcs Bognar has been active in the versatile music scene of Budapest for many years. He’s been a member of several successful Hungarian acts, including Amoeba, Soulclap Budapest and the latest project – The Mabon Dawud Republic – a fourteen piece Afrobeat orchestra guest-starring Dele Sosimi. After residencies in France (Paris / Lyon), New York and Brazil (Rio, Salvador), Àbáse is now based in Berlin, where besides pursuing his solo career he’s the keyboard player for Wayne Snow.
Fanni Zahar – flute
Szabolcs Bognar – keys
Ziggy Zeitgeist – drums
Andras Koroknay – bass
Eric Owusu – percussion
+ Tropical Timewarp Dj Collective
Afrofunk – Soukous – Dub – Cumbia & Tropical Gooves
Fee: 3-5 Euro