News archive - 2004


Djabe’s Sheafs are dancing DVD recieved the 4th PRince Award in the cathegory of best film, video and multimedia work

Djabe - PRince AwardThe PRince Award International Public Relations Festival’s Award Ceremony was held on October 1, 2004 in Budapest at the KOGART Art Foundation’s hall, with the help of MATÁV as main sponsor.

The series of PRince Award festivals started in the mid 90’s. This year the organizers recalled the festival’s traditions, which brought a significant international attention. Beside the Hungarian works, the jury chose the best of each category among works from Italy, Germany, USA, Bulgaria, Austria, Portugal and Belgium. The Diamond Prize of the PRince Award Festival went to the best creation among the winners.

Djabe's Sheafs are dancing DVD won the 1st price at the PRince Award Festival in the cathegory of best film, video and multimedia work.

Djabe - Sheafs are danceing09.03.2004.

Djabe - Sheafs are Dancing

DVD-audio GR-039-DVDA

You can enjoy the best studio album of Djabe, Sheafs are Dancing in real surround 5.1.

  • Playable by all DVD players.
  • Audio tracks can be reached by DVD-video players: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0.
  • Audio track can be reached by DVD-audio players: MLP 5.1 and MLP 2.0.
  • Starguests: Steve Hackett, Ben Castle
  • Extras: Videoclips, Concertfootage, Documentaries (English and Hungarian), Picture galleries.
  • DVD authoring made by Abbey Road Interactive.
  • 14 pages colour booklet.
  • No Region Code.


Djabe in America
Rochester, State of New York - International Jazz Festival 2004

New York - Time SquareDjabe introduced itself with great success on one of the most prominent jazz festivals in the United States of America; Rochester, State of New York. At the Rochester International Jazz festival 2004, stars like David Sanborn, Oscar Peterson, Rite of Strings, (Meola, Ponty, Clarke), Bobby McFerrin, etc performed.

Djabe performed on the Big Tent stage from where the Mike Stern Band could also be seen. On the 6th of June, as an exclusive performer, Djabe gave 3 concerts starting from 18.00, 20.30 and 22.30. The Hungarian musicians received a standing ovation from the celebrating audience, the Americans especially being captivated by Barabás Tamás's base guitar play. Several festival directors were observing from among the rows of the audience, therefore the band also received Canadian and Swedish invitations.

Article of Democrat and Chronicle
Article of Rochester Insider
Article of Rochester City News
Photos of the concerts

Washington DC - a Fehér Ház előttAfter the performances in Rochester, Djabe gave a concert to a 200 member audience, which was organized by the Hungarian Embassy, Washington. The band once again met with complete success.

The band performed with the following set up: Tamás Barabás (base guitar), Szilárd Banai (drums), Attila Égerházi (guitar), Ferenc Kovács (trumpet, violin), Zoltán Kovács (keyboards), András Sipos (percussion instruments, songs), Viktor Tóth (alt saxophone).

Home page of the Hungarian Embassy
Photos of the concerts

London - a Spitz bejáratánálDjabe also in London!

After America the band performed on the other side of the Atlantic. Tickets could be purchased for the Djabe concert for the 11 June 2004, at the Spitz. Here the band gave a concert from the material of the American concerts, however Steve Hackett, once the guitar player of Genesis and already a player on the latest album the Sheafs are Dancing, joined them at the beginning of the program. They began by playing a mutual record (The Reflections of Thiérache), this was then followed by Flying. At the end of the concert Steve, for the very first time in his life, joined the London improvisation with an angklungon. The band and Steve, who exclaimed that he really enjoyed playing with Djabe, were called back by the understanding and enthusiastic audience to give several encores. Some of the colleagues of Abbey Road Interactive, who are working at present on the authoring of the multi-channel surround sound DVD Audio, due for completion in Autumn 2004, also participated in the concert. The band conducted by Tamás Barabás enhanced once again the reputation of Hungarian music and musicians!

Article of Magyar Magic
Photos of the concerts


Djabe - 2004 Kaunas Jazz FestivalDjabe success in Lithuania

Djabe band, as a participant of the 2004 Kaunas Jazz Festival, on the 23rd of April gave a concert with such world stars as Randy Brecker, Phil Hamilton, Greg Osby Four, Roy Hargrove, and The Earth Wind & Fire Experience.

Djabe was one of the outstanding performers of the one-week-festival as the excellent representative of the Hungarian Jazz-world fusion and, at the same time, the first Hungarian performer at the 15 years old world class Kaunas Jazz Festival. The packed VDU Grand Concert Hall did not just enjoy the concert though, for the members of band were also incredibly successful through the jam session also.

For both of the musicians and the enthusiastic audience the most memorable moments of the jam session were the joint sessions with Philip Hamilton. So Djabe further enhanced the reputation of the Hungarian music and the Hungarian musicians in Lithuania, on one of the most grand European jazz festivals.

Kaunas Jazz Festival 2004
Photos of the concert

Djabe - Flyer03.18.2004

Djabe Concerts in April

14th of April
Budapest, New Orleans Music Club, VI. Lovag u. 5.
ticket info/table reservation: +36 20 451 7525

15th of April
Békéscsaba, Ifjúsági Ház, Derkovits sor 2.
ticket info: +36 62 449-222

16th of April
Szolnok, Városi Művelődési és Zenei Központ, Hild János tér 1.
ticket info: +36 56 514 569


Sheafs are Dancing Unplugged Concert and Égerházi Imre's exhibition.

01.31.2004, 8pm

New Orleans Music Club, Budapest Lovag u. 5.
Table reservation: +36 20 451 7525
Ticket information: +36 1 217 1121

The exhibition of the album's paintings opens at 28th of January at 6pmi n the New Orleans Exhibition room. Admission is free.

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