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Catch the coolest concerts on Budapest’s A38 Ship this spring


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19/03/2019 5.51pm

As part of the Budapest Spring Festival – held between 5 and 22 April – exciting events galore are being staged on the A38 Ship. To give you a little teaser: Mörk will be launching their new album, Mitsoura are returning after seven years and French girl trio L.E.J. take the stage in Hungary for the first time. Here are some events not to miss this spring.

The Budapest Spring Festival’s main venue for popular music, the A38 has a lot up its sleeve for this three-week event. For the festival opener, Soap&Skin, Austrian artist Anja Plaschg brings her experimental musical project to Budapest on her birthday, filling the boat with electronic music mingled with classic instruments.

The next day, 6 April, two Hungarian acts – The Mabon Dawud Republic and Ábáse – join forces with renowned African performers such as kologo virtuoso Stevo Atambire, Nigerian jazz trumpeter Etuk Ubong and Nigerian Wayne Snow, who combines electronic music with traditional tunes, to present on stage United in Sound: Cosmic Forces of Oneness.

Photo: The Mabon Dawud Republic

A week later, Mónika Miczura returns after a seven-year break with her formation Mitsoura. Her characteristic singing is supported by dense sound collages enhanced with visual elements. The concert merges folk music traditions with modern technology.

For those active on social media, where French girl trio L.E.J started out making mashups, their first visit to Budapest is a real sensation. Their clever vocal solutions are enhanced with instrumental effects and cello sounds. L.E.J. will be presenting their new album on the A38 on 17 April.

Photo: Universal Music France

And for Easter Monday, the A38 is putting the icing on the cake. Mörk will be presenting their new EP, The Resurrection of Mörk which, together with The Death of Mörk released last October, makes up one powerful full-length album. Mörk's funk and soul music should provide an intense experience to finish the festival.


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