The Mabon Dawud Republic

The Mabon Dawud Republic

Following their first 7” in 2018 Budabeats Records is proud the release the debut LP of pioneering Hungarian afrobeat supergroup, the Mabon Dawud Republic. The band started out as the Fela Kuti tribute band for the very first Felabration event in Budapest. In the past two years they created an impressive repertoire of own tunes, the rawness you can hear on their early recordings transformed into a more mature and sophisticated sound, still deeply rooted in the traditions of West-African music. They even toured in Ghana where they had the chance to record with highlife legend Pat Thomas, as you can hear on ‘Gyae Abrabo’. On ‘Na Lie’ they are joined by Fela’s original Egypt 80 band member, keyboard player and singer Dele Sosimi. Other guest performances include Ghanaian vocalist and kologo player Stevo Atambire (on ‘Mawadidoh’ and ‘Talk to Me’) and vocalist Abate Berihun (on ‘Nanu Nanu Neye’).

Ernő Hock - bass, percussion
Szabolcs Bognár - keyboards, percussion
Dávid Szarvas - percussion
Sebestyén Harangozó - guitar
Dávid Somló - guitar
András Halmos - drums (A4, B1)
Tamás Czirják - drums (A1, A2, A3)
Levente Boros - drums (B2)
Hunor G. Szabó - drums (B3)
Ádám Meggyes - trumpet
Fanni Zahár - flute, alt sax, vocals
Gábor Weisz - sopran & tenor sax
Gergő Kováts - baritone sax
Péter Bede - tenor sax (B3)
Márton Élő - trombone (A1, B1)
Sena Daganu, Anrea Bartók, Zsanna Angyal - vocals (B1)
Mátyás Premecz - keyboards (B3)
Barna Szőke - guitar (B3)
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Wawa Tree / Ay ay ay 7"

The Mabon Dawud Republic

The Mabon Dawud Republic, Hungary’s first all-star progressive afrobeat ensemble started as the Fela Kuti tribute band for the very first Felabration event in Budapest, organised by the band itself and joined by Fela’s original Egypt 80 band member, keyboard player and singer Dele Sosimi. Given the member’s love for afrobeat, the jamming soon evolved into a project of own songs. Their republic is a place filled with the soul-warming vibes of a 15 piece orchestra, a place for dancers, a place to escape from the outside world and enjoy the magic that is unfolding on stage.
The Mabon Dawud feeling is delivered to you by professional musicians who are also members of other well known Hungarian underground acts, such as: The Qualitons, SoulClap Budapest, Sena Live Band, etc.
Budabeats Records is proud the release their first ever record in form of a 7” vinyl single with two heavy afrobeat cuts.

Members:
Somló Dávid (guitar)
Harangozó Sebestyén (guitar)
Hock Ernő (bass),
Zahár Fanni (flute, sax)
Kováts Gergő (sax)
Weisz Gábor (sax)
Meggyes Ádám (trumpet)
Csapó Krisztián (trombone),
Bognár Szabolcs (keys)
Halmos András (drums, percussion)
Czirják Tamás (drums, percussion )
Krecsmáry Zsolt (drums, percussion )
Boros Levente (drums, percussion )
Szarvas Dávid (drums, percussion )
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