Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.


Orchestra, choir, ensemble

The meaning of the word 'nigun' is: melody without words. Nigun is more then a melody, it is a language of the inner soul. The members of the band, who don’t go only in for the same music but they are also friends, are mixing traditional jewish music (klezmer, sephard, folk-sacral) with jazz and and free-improv elements. This music is characterized by both the melodic turns of jewish music and improvisational elements. The aim of Nigun is beside preserving heritage to create new values. The creative process includes rewriting the traditional melodies and with collective work of art evolves the unique and modern sound of Nigun. Since the formation of Nigun, in August, 2001 the band has performed on several festivals (Summer Jewish Festival, Sziget Festival, Kaláka Festival, Media Wave, Muvészetek Völgye, Jazztergom, Etno-Jazz Festival, Ost-West Folkfestival), in clubs (Fonó Music House, Millenáris, Nyitott Muhely, Dalmát Pince, Rigoletto, Bálint Ház, Pesti Est Café, Banán Klub, Kultiplex, Bárka). Nigun was also invited to several hungarian TV (MTV Zanzibár, Today Morning) and radio (Klub, Est Fm, Civil, Tilos, Hungarian Radio Studio 6) programs as well.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
2003 Nigun: KlezJazz Etnofon Records ER-CD 59 Own
2004 Nigun: Standard Etnofon Records ER-CD 067 Own
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs
2006 Nigun: Bale Kulturnik Etnofon Records ER-CD 090 Own