Àbáse is the imagination of Hungarian producer and multi-instrumentalist Szabolcs Bognár creating an exquisite blend of West African, Brazilian, hip-hop, electronic and jazz music.
The word “àbáse” comes from the West African Yoruba language and stands for “collaboration” – a key element of Àbáse’s music, as he brings together versatile artists from around the world to
push genre and style boundaries.
As a trained keyboard player, Bognár has been active in the versatile music scene of Budapest for
many years. He’s been leading several successful acts, including Solqlap Budapest and The
Mabon Dawud Republic, a fourteen piece afrobeat orchestra hosting Felabration Budapest and
guest-starring the likes of Dele Sosimi and Pat Thomas. After residencies in Paris, Lyon, New
York, Rio De Janeiro and Salvador, Àbáse is now based in Berlin, where besides pursuing his solo
career, he is also the keyboard player for Nigerian soul singer Wayne Snow and Australian jazz
drummer Ziggy Zeitgeist’s Zeitgeist Freedom Energy Exchange.