We are Taraf de Akácfa, a six piece Balkan folk music group based out of Budapest, Hungary. After touring in the USA in 2016, and releasing a studio album the same year, we are planning our second USA tour for 2018. We are excited to be bringing our USA audiences Balkan and Eastern European folk music and culture, but we need a bit of your help!
Our band was formed about 4 years ago by individual international travelling street musicians who met in Budapest, Hungary and decided to stay there for their common passion and appreciation for traditional Eastern European and Balkan folk music. For many years, members from the band have studied and performed with world renown folk musicians such as Taraf de Haidouks, Marcel Ramba and Tcha Limberger. After playing street performances, concerts, weddings, festivals, and touring internationally, we are now booking shows in the USA again.
We will be performing music from our studio album, as well as vocal and instrumental melodies from Romania, Moldova, Transylvania, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria.
We have 16 shows booked in the USA in the short span of 3 weeks. In addition to concerts we also will be holding workshops discussing and teaching about the music we play.
Your support will help us come from Hungary to tour in the USA. Here is a rundown of what we are crowdfunding for:
- Paying for gas and travel expenses
- Renting a van to sleep and travel in for 3 weeks
- Renting a cimbalom for 3 weeks
- Renting an upright bass for 3 weeks
We want to share our passion for this music, which has changed our individual lives profoundly, with international audiences who may or may not be familiar with it. All of the band members have worked very diligently and have studied this music for many years from top folk musicians from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, and we are excited to bring it to our audiences in the USA through concerts and workshops.
We have great rewards for your contributions including CDs, band photos, signed band artwork and other great gifts!
Check them out on the side of this page. We appreciate all your help in making this tour happen!
From all the members of Taraf de Akácfa we want to say Thank you and köszönjük szépen!
Risks and challenges
As travelling musicians we are constantly dealing with the unexpected. As a band, we have succeeded in overcoming plenty of obstacles during the past 4 years. But our love for this music has kept the band going despite the challenges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (30 days)