Ahead of his show at XJAZZ, Berlin-based artist Àbáse talks about his roots and sound

In this week's edition of Amplified, we meet multi-instrumentalist Àbáse.

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Szabolcs Bognar, better known as Àbáse, is a Berlin-based producer and multi-instrumentalist who is playing at this year’s XJAZZ open air festival.

A classically trained jazz pianist, Àbáse combines jazzy elements with West African, Brazilian and other influences to create a fresh, new sound.Ahead of his performance this weekend, we caught up with the 29-year-old over Zoom about his appreciation for Yoruba culture and growing up in post-socialist Budapest.

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