Friš Czardas - The Július Žiga Folk Band
created: 03. 07. 2023 23:03 modified: 03. 07. 2023 23:07
The family cimbalom band called The Folk Band of Július Žiga consists of father Július, his daughter Bohdana and his son Filip. The family comes from the town of Gelnica and keeps alive the tradition of folk Romani music. All three of them received a classical music education, they are excellent performers of a genre-rich repertoire that includes Romani and partially also Slovak folklore.
Július Žiga – double bass, Bohdana Žigová – cello, vocals, Filip Žiga – violin, Július Bandy (guest) – cimbalom, Kristián Bandy (guest) – viola, Vladimír Plachetka (guest) – accordion.
The istrumental composition, the band leader Július Žiga doesn't know its title, or the author, the coposition is traditionally played by the Romani bands, the czardas is played in brisk tempo, so called friss czardas.
The recording was created on 11/12/2021 at the Center of Independent Culture Wave in Prešov.
copyright: State Scientific Library in Prešov
recorded: 11. 12. 2021