Red Mud Aid
Friday, 03 December 2010
On 4th December 2010 there will be a major fund raising event in Budapest in aid of the victims of the Red Mud disaster on 4th October 2010. Organised by Baby Blue Banana Entertainments, Treehugger Dan's and Little Britain Services in aid of those affected by the Red Mud. The event will feature international acts who are resident in Hungary and some very special guests. Everyone is giving their services free and we already have had some great offers of help. We are supporting the Csalán Appeal who we feel are in the best position to provide assistance to those living and working in the areas worst-affected by the red mud spill. They have opened up a special account for our event whose details are below. 

Bank Account : 11600006-00000000-44436069

Beneficiary’s  Name: Csalán Egyesület

IBAN: HU60 1160 0006 0000 0000 4443 6069

Beneficiary’s  Address: H-8200 Veszprem, Rakoczi F. u. 3, Hungary

Tickets 2500 Ft each from

Treehugger Dan’s Bookshop and Cafe -1067 Budapest, Hungary, Csengery utca 48.
Tel/Fax: 06 1 / 322-0774 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Map
Treehugger Dan’s Bookshop and Cafe -Treehugger Dan's Bookstore & Lounge/Discover Budapest. Lazar u. 16, VI. ker, Budapest. Tel/Fax: 06 1 / 322-0774 email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Map

Little Britain Services - 1119 Budapest Fehérvári út 74. III/10 Tel: 06 204 207 447

Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, Budapest, VI. ker, Erzsébet körút 43-49, Map

Ártosz Ízvilág, 1025 Budapest, Csévi streer 7 / b. Map

Fun Palace, Fun Palace, Szt. István Krt 13, Budapest Map

Caledonia Bar, Mozsar u.9, VI. ker, Budapest Map


Baby Blue Banana and Treehugger Dan Events

Ticket Reservations

The Big Charity Giveaway

The big bonus for the evening is the Big Charity Giveway. A large number of super prizes have been donated by businesses in Budapest to raise money for the cause. Your ticket stub is your first entry to the draw and additional draw tickets can be purchased on site.
Music, fun and prizes - what more could you want?


Dress is smart casual.

Food and Drink

Drink prices will not be at normal hotel prices but at normal Budapest bar prices.

Snack food will be available for purchase at the event.


All the artists and support staff are giving their services for free. We are very grateful to them for their help and services.  Please support them and the event.

Jamie Winchester
Irish-born musician Jamie Winchester has lived in Budapest since 1986. He has become one of the Hungarians' best known and most highly respected musicians. He has a strong following and his live performances are just perfect. He has been with the current line-up since February 2009 and they have had great success since then, playing new songs, some covers and some old tunes.

Band members are:
- Ákos Kottler - drums
- Gábor Giret - bassguitar, vocals
- Sámuel Pásztor - guitar, vocals
- Jamie Winchester - guitar, lead vocals

Keren Hanan

Keren Hanan, Greek-Israeli concert pianist has been playing piano since she was eight years old. Her talent is unquestionable and she has given recitals in such multicultural centres as Israel, New York and Boston in the USA, Italy, London (England), Vietnam and China, as well as here in Budapest. Among her most important concerts have been with conductor Jonathan Schiffman at the Symphony Space in New York, with Zubin Mehta and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Palace of the Arts in Budapest with the Dohnányi Orchestra. She has also performed at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest in 2009.

Keren is a renowned painter and will have an exhibition at the Brody House, Budapest from 9 December, the proceeds of which also go to support the victims of the Red Mud Disaster. 

Keren’s talent goes beyond both territorial and artistic boundaries. She represents the international spirit, running free, flying high.

  David Dely & Tumba Y Quema

The Spanish expression ‘tumba y quema’ refers to the slash and burn technique used to clear tropical rainforests, but it is also used in a figurative sense: when you want to start something new you first have to burn your old junk. Moreover, in some regions of Latin America the word “tumba“ is used for various kinds of drums and dances. Most of their numbers are composed by David Dely, the group’s percussionist and leader. They are based on Colombian and Afro-Caribbean rhythms and spiced with a wide variety of global music influences. Their music always radiates the joie de vivre characteristic of the Caribbean, a melting pot of races and cultures.

From Columbia and Hungary the band members are:
Claudia Andrade, Voice
David Dely , Voice, guitar, percussion.
Takács Márton, Percussion, folkloric drums
Aldo Acevedo, Bass
Kovács Bálint, Guitar
Kovács Norbert, Drums.
Shango Dely, Conga

Earl Okin

Earl Okin is one of those truly unique performers that one comes across very rarely but, for that very reason, he is almost impossible to describe. He is a world-class Jazz and Bossa Nova singer and songwriter who accompanies himself on piano or guitar. He has also made a career in  comedy with his legendary audience skills. He has the ability to charm audiences of any age or nationality with his witty lyrics and between-song banter.

He has performed at all the major theatres in his home town of London and he is the most-performed artist ever at the Edinburgh International Festival.

He is as comfortable on stage at Festivals in front of 65,000 people as he is in intimate clubs. He has entertained at private parties for all sorts of celebrities, including Queen Elizabeth II. Bizarrely, he is also a favourite of the King and Queen of Sweden. He has performed alongside such jazz legends as Benny Carter, Milt Hinton, Adelaide Hall, Barney Kessel, Cleo Laine and Stephane Grappelli. He has even opened on tour for major rock stars such as Van Morrison and Paul McCartney.

The Rorschach Band
 One of Hungary's most individual-sounding bands, Rorschach is a collection of immensely talented musicians and superb vocalists who manage to combine their talent with an on-stage presence and charisma which provide real entertainment to all their audiences. Their use of vocal harmonies and musical versatility allow them to slot comfortably into any genre from traditional folk to modern rock. They consider themselves to be an "Indie" band in the true sense of the word, as there is no doubting their originality. Most of their songs are original self-compositions with English lyrics. Whatever your taste in musical genres, Rorschach will have something to appeal to you and will provide great entertainment. Lorinc Bubno - Guitars, Mark Bubno - Drums, Marton Auer - Vocals, Gábor Tala - Bass, Máté Bartók - Sax, Dániel Kovács - Guitars, András Vízvárdi - Keyboard 
Mookie Brando and the Second Cousins

Mookie Brando and the Second Cousins is a multi-national band based in Budapest. Mookie, Michael and Jerome are all talented singer-songwriters. They have combined their skills with Chris and Bence to bring you a mix of folk,, and rock musical styles. They have built up a loyal group of fans and they are bound to play something to entertain you.

Mookie Brando: (Canada) lead vocals, guitar
Michael Kentish: (
England) bass, vocals
Jerome Li Thiao Te (
Reunion Island): violin
Bence Nagy (
Hungary): drums
Chris Parsons (
England): lead guitar

Nick Palmer and Ilona Bugan

Nick Palmer is from England and has been playing flamenco for many years, having trained in London, Barcelona and in Budapest. He currently works with Attila Pozsgai in the flamenco duo Forrasteros.

Ilona Bugan is from Budapest and is a trained flamenco dancer, currently studying flamenco dance and ballet in Budapest. Together, Nick and Ilona will perform some typical flamenco pieces, including Bulerias, Sevillanas and Guajiras.
Michael and Jerome
Michael  Kentish is from England and in recent years has been living in Budapest. Jerome Li Thiao Te was born and raised on Reunion Island but since 2000 he has wandered Europe living in Paris, Warsaw and Prague before settling in Budapest.

Both talented song writers they also perform with Mookie Brando and the Second Cousins. Michael will perform on the acoustic guitar  and Jerome Li Thiao Te on the violin. Jerome is classically trained but loves to explore different genres jumping from one world to another.
Burning Veils Dance Team
Burning Veils Dance Team is a professional performers' group based in Budapest. They were formed in 2009. Their talented Belly dancers and Jugglers are from Slovakia, Hungary and USA. Our performance contains oriental dances, juggling, with special effects added to the show like UV light and fire. The performances are accompanied by beautiful oriental, modern or world inspired music.

In Belly dance, they interpret classical Egyptian Raqs Sharki style, Egyptian pop style, folklore and use several dance requisites like veils, ISIS wings, candles, fan veils, folklore cane.

Their members have performed for companies and agencies in Slovakia, Cyprus, Crete and Hungary. We participated in program Silja Goes Bollywood at Cruise line Silja Line Serenade, cruising from Helsinki to Stockholm.