Red Mud Aid – Hungary

School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

A benefit night of music and comedy in aid of victims of the toxic red mud disaster, Saturday, 4th December, 6:30pm to midnight, at the Grand Royal Corinthia Hotel, Erzsébet körút 43-49, Budapest for Red Mud Aid.

In Budapest, Hungary on December 4th, 2010, Hungary’s expat community will be joining forces with Hungarian friends to raise money for the victims of the toxic red mud disaster which dominated the news very recently.

Since the late 1980s, Hungary has been a home from home for many expats from all around the world. Many come and go. Others have put down roots and now call Hungary home. While a few manage to learn the language well enough to pass for a local, Magyar seeps into everyone’s blood and leaves very few unchanged (maybe it’s the palinka?).

This joint endeavour is our chance to do something to help our neighbours in Kolontár, Devecser, and Somlóvásárhely. Wherever you’re from, or however long you’ve been here, remember: this could have been you.

Music, the universal language that breaks down cultural barriers and builds bridges across great divides, is the common denominator. Musicians from Canada, England, Ireland, Reunion Island, and Hungary, take the stage on Saturday, 4th December in what promises to be one of the liveliest fundraisers this city has seen. Added to the mix is UK comedian Earl Okin, who is guaranteed to coax a laugh from the bleakest of situations. Local businesses are showing their support by contributing over 100 raffle prizes.


Tickets cost 2500 Huf and are available, in advance from:

Treehugger Dan’s Bookshop and Café at H-1067, Csengery utca 48 Treehugger Dan’s Bookstore & Lounge/Discover Budapest at H-1061, Lazar utca 16, Tel: 06 1 322-0774 or e-mail: [email protected] Little Britain Services at H-1119, Fehérvári út 74. III/1 Tel: 06 204 207 447 Ártosz Ízvilág, 1025 Budapest, Csévi u. 7 / b Map Reception desk at the Grand Royal Corinthia Hotel at H-1073, Erzsébet körút 43-49

Bank Account (with a note that the donation is for the RED MUD DISASTER)
Erste Bank Hungary Nyrt.
IBAN: HU60 1160 0006 0000 0000 4443 6069
Beneficiary’s address: Csalan, Rakoczi F. u. 3, H-8200 Veszprem, Hungary

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Jamie Winchester. Irish musician now based in Budapest brings his blend of rock, alternative, pop and sometimes acoustic to the stage.

Jamie Winchester (Ireland) vocal, guitar
Sámuel Pásztor, guitar
Gábor ‘Gijo’ Giret, bassguitar
Ákos Kottler, drums

Earl Okin (UK). Genuinely versatile, his talents range from that of a fine Singer-Songwriter, (in styles ranging from chart orientated tracks to the classiest of Jazz-Standards, via authentic Bossa-Novas), to that of pianist, guitarist and world class jazz singer. His humour is sophisticated and witty enough to have made him perhaps the leading music & comedy act on the unforgiving London Alternative Comedy Circuit! Earl has appeared at all the major London venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The London Palladium, Wembley Arena … and he has appeared alongside everyone from Paul McCartney and Van Morrison to Stephane Grappelli and Cleo Laine. He has even entertained the Queen and Princess Margaret.

Rorschach. A collection of immensely talented musicians and superb vocalists who manage to combine talent with an on-stage presence and charisma that provides real entertainment! An ‘Indie’ band in the true sense of the word, there is no doubting their originality.

Lorinc Bubno – Guitars
Mark Bubno – Drums
Marton Auer – Vocals
Gabor Tala – Bass

Dávid Dely & Tumba y Quema has developed its own sound combining different styles and rhythms from Colombia, Caribbean countries and the African influence within those cultures, using at the same time standard musical concepts such as rock , hip-hop, reggae, brazilian rhythms, afrobeat, jazz and more.

Claudia Andrade (Columbia): Lead vocal
David Dely (Columbia): percussion, flutes, guitar
Shango Dely (Columbia): congas, Alegre Drum
Marton Takacs (Hungary):Tambora drum, percussion
Aldo Acevedo (Columbia): Bass
Kovacs Norbert (Hungary): Drums
Kovacs Balint (Hungary): guitar

Mookie Brando and the Second Cousins. Talented singer/songwriters who mix folk, alternative country, and rock, these regular performers on the Budapest scene have a loyal following that just keeps getting bigger. Mookie Brando (Canada) lead vocals, guitar Michael Kentish (England) bass, vocals Jerome Li Thiao Te (Reunion Island) violin Bence Nagy (Hungary) drums Chris Parsons (England) lead guitar

Eva Thompson and Jerome Li ThiaoTe. You never know quite what to expect from this unique fusion of the North Indian lute-like sitar and classical violin. Jumping from one genre to another, the pair packs out every performance. Eva Thompson (Hungary) sitar Jerome Li Thiao Te (Reunion Island) violin


Little Britain Services KftLittle Britain Services Kft. Little Britain is an English-language and business school jointly owned by Tim Child (UK) and Bernadett Vitovszky (HU). Tim is in charge of the music events for the evening; and Bernadett is handling press enquiries, general enquiries, and ticket sales.

Treehugger Dan's Bookshop & CaféTreehugger Dan’s Bookshop & Café. Run by ‘Treehugger’ Dan Swartz (USA), the English-language bookstore-café puts on cross-cultural entertainment on a regular basis; featuring locally based and some visiting musicians, poets. and actors. A well-known, experienced environmental activist in the region, Dan is the central coordinator for the event.

Baby Blue Banana EntertainmentBaby Blue Banana Entertainment. Run by Howard Cohen (UK) and David Trayford (UK), this is an entertainment company featuring English language events in central Europe. Howard has long experience in cooperate event organisation. He is organising the non-musical entertainment and the catering side of the event. David is coordinating the sponsorship.

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