Djabe is the No1 Jazz/World fusion band of Hungary. In 2007 they organized a charity concert for their late percussionist Andras Sipos, as they call him, Sipi’s family. Their long time friend, the former Genesis guitar player helped out to fully pack the concert venue in Budapest. Steve was on stage more than two hours, and not only played in the Djabe tunes, but also has an own acoustic medley.
„Djabe said farewell to András Sipos in a 4-hour monstrous concert. Several guest artists appeared, including actors and musicians, with the special guest, Steve Hackett, whom I have never before seen playing with such happiness. … they had never been better than on this night. I have never seen them playing so well, it was a fabulous show.
At the beginning the band was always joined by a different guest. The first in the row was Mihály Dresch on saxophone, who was followed by Said Tichiti, the singer and percussionist of Moroccan origin. The special guest appeared after them, who according to Attila Égerházi, upon hearing the news, offered that he would come to Budapest.
Steve contributed to the Djabe album titled ‘Sheafs are Dancing’ and he also played at the concert the group gave in London in 2004. He came on stage several times during the concert and he seemingly enjoyed making music. After playing all together, Steve stayed on stage alone and performed an acoustic medley. The block was closed by the wonderful Horizons.
World music, jazz, hard rock and metal elements were all present. Everybody added something to the production. Djabe was in its best form and Steve Hackett managed to blend into the band like an organic member, playing unusually freely. He apparently enjoyed every single moment. It was triumph homage, the musicians said goodbye to their always cheerful joker as he deserved it. ”
Táncolnak a kazlak (Égerházi – Barabás)
Clouds Dance (Barabás – Égerházi)
First Step (Barabás – Égerházi)
Thiérachei emlék (Barabás)
Acoustic Medley (Steve Hackett)
Above the Skies (Égerházi – Barabás)
Live at the Nišville Jazz, Serbia 2007
Televíziós közvetítés Sipi egyik utolsó fellépéséről
Táncolnak a kazlak, Doromb, Omachulé, Angklung-Niš, Djabe, Pásztoros, Djabe reprise, Clouds Dance, Bass solo, Fátyol mögött
Balogh Elemér emlékére (Balogh Kálmán)
Somogyi áldásos (Kovács Ferenc)
Szemrehányás (Barabás – Égerházi)
Hajdúböszörményi utcarész (Barabás – Égerházi)
Distant Dance (Égerházi)
Fátyol Mögött (Barabás – Égerházi)
Szavak nélkül (Djabe)
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Dokumentumfilm a Sipi koncertről
Hrabal – Lengyel: Táncórák
Színészbarátok előadása Sipi emlékére
Sipos András – ütőhangszerek, ének
Djolé – 1999-es felvétel
Szemrehányás és Hajdúböszörmény utcarész – 2003-as felvétel
Steve Hackett – akusztikus és elektromos gitár
Égerházi Attila – gitár, ütőhangszerek
Barabás Tamás – basszusgitár, derbouka
Kovács Ferenc – trombita, hegedű, ének
Kovács Zoltán – billentyűs hangszerek
Banai Szilárd – dobok
Dresch Mihály – szoprán és tenor szaxofon, furulya
Balogh Kálmán – cimbalom
Said Tichiti – ének, gembri, djembe, derbouka
Budai Sándor – hegedű
Németh Ferenc – ének