FACES BEHIND MOST
“We want to show the world the hidden side of the Balkans.”
Hangvető is the leading partner of the MOST consortium, who came up with the initial ideas and carry out coordination. We introduce two colleagues, András Lelkes and Balázs Weyer, and their motivation to create MOST – a bridge for Balkan Music.
“The Balkans has one of the most thrilling histories in southeast Europe: influence of Ancient Greece and Rome, Venetian merchants, the Ottoman Empire all left their mark on the region. You can feel all this in the music; along the heritage of the peoples populating the peninsula, lending it a unique, mysterious sound that hides much more than what the world has so far gotten to know.
We think far too few artists and bands have so far gotten onto the international scene from this region. We want to show the world the hidden, the complex, the mysterious and subtle aspects of Balkan music – that’s why I’m looking forward to this project.”
András Lelkes Founder and CEO of Hangvető, organizer of Budapest Ritmo and hosts of WOMEX in Budapest in 2015. Musicologist and musician, member of Tükrös ensemble since 1994 (double-bass). Connected to Hungarian folk music and the Táncház Movement since childhood. Active as publisher and event organizer in the folk and world music scene since 2001.
Balazs Weyer is director of programming at Hangvető, host of WOMEX in 2015 Budapest, Budapest Ritmo Festival and Budapest A Cappella Festival. He is a member of the World Music Charts Europe jury and several other bodies, like the Hungarian Album of the Year Prize, the Slovakian Radio World Music Awards, WOMEX samurai in 2014, etc. He coordinates CEMS, the Central European network of world music promoters, festivals and professionals. He has university degrees in World Music Studies and journalism.
2020. 07. 29.
MOST FESTIVAL EXCHANGE KICK-OFF
There’s something about zoom call screenshots that almost feel like we are all in the same room together – and of course that’s what our hearts would most desire. After all, our MOST Festival Exchange winners were selected from an exceptional line-up of applicants, and we were more than ready to meet them face-to-face in […]read more
2020. 07. 13.
WELCOME OUR MOST MANAGERS!
We are gladly announcing the winners of the MOST Management Training Programme. The programme will equip them with the necessary skills, tools and network to represent the region’s artists in the global market, and build a sustainable creative environment for world music. Congratulations to all those young bookers and managers! Sabina Baciu from Romania András […]read more
2020. 07. 10.
WELCOME URBAN CREATIVES!
We are glad that we can finally announce the winners who will be part of the MOST Urban Policies Programme in this first round. They will get training and networking opportunities and some support for implementing their music-related urban projects. Congratulations! Nikola Bajic from Serbia Vasil Hadzhigrudev from Bulgaria Anes Husanovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina […]read more