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Adam Pettik

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Years active  1987 – present
Record label  BMG
Website  www.beshodrom.hu
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Genres  world music balkanian gypsy blues funk
Occupation(s)  producer, musician, singer-songwriter, percussionist, instrument creator, instrument constructor
Instruments  darabuka, traditional Hungarian Gypsy water can, peckdrum, viola
Labels  Fono Records, Asphalt Tango, Sidoo Art, Narrator Records, BMG, Universal-3T
Associated acts  Félix Lajkó, Mónika Juhász Miczura, Boban Marković
Similar  Besh o droM, Félix Lajkó, Mónika Juhász Miczura, Boban Marković, Ági Szalóki

Adam Pettik (born 26 August 1972) is a Hungarian musician, singer-songwriter, percussionist and instrument creator. He is the founder of the world music band Besh o droM.


Early life

Pettik was born in Budapest, Hungary. His first drum lesson was at age seven. When he joined the band Tükörország, he began playing percussion. Having played with several bands and experimenting with different sounds, he discovered the gypsy water can and it became his favourite instrument. Pettik has played with Kalyi Jag (water can), Tatros, Boban Marković, Félix Lajkó, Noir Désir (percussion).


In 1999 Adam Pettik and his brother-in-law Gergely Barcza, a saxophonist, founded the band Besh o droM along with Jozsef Toth, also a saxophonist. They have been acknowledged as the first worldwide Hungarian world music band. Their music combines Balkan Gypsy, Hungarian, rock, funk and Middle Eastern songs adapted peculiarly by mixing different styles. Since the beginning of Sziget Festival they have performed every year as the only residential band of the World Music Main Stage. Their songs have been selected on several world music and balkan beat box compilation CD-s. Pettik has travelled around the world with Besh o droM: In 2004 they played at Montreal International Jazz Festival in front of 35000 people where the band became the 'best of' the festival that year. Later in 2012 they performed again in front of a 60000 people audience. They performed at WOMEX 2001 Rotterdam, WOMAD UK in 2009 and at WOMADelaide Australia in 2010.


  • Besh o droM: Kertünk alatt (2011)
  • Besh o droM: Ha megfogom az ördögöt… Once I Catch the Devil (2005) self released
  • Amikor én még kissrác voltam - Tisztelgés az Illés zenekar előtt (2005) Universal
  • Besh o droM: Gyí! (2004) self released
  • Besh o droM: Nekemtenemmutogatol (2002) self released
  • Besh o droM: Macsó hímzés (2000) Fonó Records
  • Kispál és a Borz: Velőrózsák (2000) Universal-3T
  • Lajkó Félix és Zenekara (1997) self released
  • Korom Attila: Hajnali (1997) Polygram
  • References

    Adam Pettik Wikipedia

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