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Yegor Zabelov (Belarus)

Yegor Zabelov (Belarus)

by Dana Bondarenko

PANDA Platforma
Knaackstraße 97 (im kleinen Hof der Kulturbrauerei), 10435 Berlin

Yegor Zabelov is one of the most unique accordion players of Eastern Europe.

Zabelov devotes his work to exploring the possibilities of the instrument in which he specializes, often reaching its limits. In his hands, the accordion becomes a tool for creating mystical experiences, and performances take the form of a musical ritual.

Over the past few years, Zabelov has focused on his solo career. The musician is a frequent guest of European festivals.

Some of the highlights are Elevate Festival (AT), Les Nuits Botanique (BE), ESNS (NL), Europavox (FR), Fusion Festival (DE), Rudolstadt festival (DE), Moers festival (DE), Badentreffen festival (DE), Pop-Kultur (DE), Haldern Pop (DE), Malmö Sommarscen (SE), Valley of Art festival (HU), Vienna Accordion festival (AT), MENT (SI), Tallinn Music Week (EST), Music Meeting Nijmegen (NL), What’s Next in Music? (LT), B-Sides (Switzerland), United Islands of Prague (CZ), Akkordeon Akut Festival (DE), Festival Baignade Interdite (Rivieres/Toulouse FR), Skrzyzowanie Kultur (PL), Ethno Port (PL), Norpas (FI) etc.

„This accordionist who’ll likely hold a room in complete awe, like Colin Stetson can do when he’s in full swing, conjures saturated, haunting, intense soundscapes on his instrument. The live recordings we’ve heard thus far tear up all pre-conceptions of what an accordion-led band would sound like.” – Gigwise

“Zabelov finds a mindmap between traditional accordion playing and post-rave, beatless soundscapes. His music is a testament to the power of the imagination. No-one would imagine that making Aphex Twin-like ambient noises on an accordion was possible.” – Louder Than War



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