Uzgin Üver   (worldmusic)

The Band

Úzgin Űver was formed in 1991 in Kecskemét, Hungary. The name itself is the name of a Mongolian settlement, where an ancient sacred burial ground was discovered. It means something like ’dry desert area’, ’poor harvest’.

The Music

Our aim from the beginning has been to create a unique blend of the folk music of different nations, using old and new instruments, sounds and tunes. From the Carpathian Basin to Mongolia, we are working with Balkan, Turkish, Iranian and Armenian melodies in our mind. But our songs are not transcriptions, we create our own music. Further influences are jazz and rock, breakbeat and dub, the contemporary and the ancient music equally. The music is almost entirely instrumental, even the human voice is used as an instrument. Some characteristic intruments are: sax, clarinet, different kinds of flute, zurna, kaval, duduk, jew's harp, bagpipes, violin, drums, percussions, electric guitar, sampler, HD-recorder and Tuva-style vocal. We are in connection with the contemporary fine arts and the radio Tilos.


The Members:

Marcsi Farkas - violin, vocals

Peter Homoki - guitar, keyboards, sampler, percussions, vocals

Gyula Majoros - clarinet, flutes, kaval, zurna, gaida, duduk, vocals

Peter Háry - bass , Warr-guitar

Peter Sebestyén - drums


All important Hungarian clubs and festivals (every year of Sziget Festival)

Outside Hungary:

1993 Anger (A)

1994 Wien (A) - WUK

1995 Prague (CZ) - Roxy

1998 Linz (A) - University

1999 Paris (F) - Batofar

2000 Sydney (AUST) - Days of Hungarian Culture

2001 Berlin (D) - Bukowski

2001 Paris (F) - La Guinguette Pirate

2002 Plovdiv (BG), Caen (F), Ljubljana (SLO) - KUD, Venice (I) - Ca Tron

2003 Caen (F), Tolmin (SLO)

2004 Strassbourg (F) - La Mailon

2005 Dunajska Sreda (SK) - NFG1

2006 Kishegyes (SER) - Dombos Fest, Humenne (SK)

2007 Wien (A) - Ost Klub

2008 Subotica (SER) - Kosztolanyi Theatre

2008 Bratislava (SK) - Main Square, Old Town

2008 Kolárovo (SK) - Hanna Hanna Fest

2009 Novo Mesto (SLO) - Klub LokalPatriot

2009 Tábor (CZ) - Music Club Orion

2009 Levice (SK) - World & Etno Fest

2010 Berlin (D) - Szimpla, Supa Molly

2012 Martin (Slovakia)

2014 Sepsiszentgyorgy (Romania)


International music workshops:

- 2002 Odysseus: together with 30 French, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Irish and Hungarian musicians (2 weeks in Plovdiv and 1 month in Normandy)

- 2003 and 2004 Mediawave Music and Film Festival: Etno Workshop with French, Serbian, Polish, Ujgur, Kurd and Hungarian musicians (leader: Michael Montanaro)


- 2006 ImPulse Beijing: DJs from Asia and Europe among others Peter Homoki aka dj Steppe (organizer: Asian European Foundatiom (ASEF) Singapore)