Fanni Zahár

OneBeat 2019 Fellow

Flutist, Saxophonist

Budapest, Hungary

Fanni Zahar is a Budapest-based flute player and multi-instrumentalist. A graduate of Béla Bartók Conservatory, Budapest and Codarts Conservatory, Rotterdam, Fanni is an accomplished player who is proficient in a number of genres including jazz, afrobeat and Central European folk. Fanni is part of hip-hop funk collective SoulClap Budapest that has collaborated with international vocalists and MCs such as Illspokinn, EmmaVie, Sarah Jane and Wayne Snow. She is also a member of the Hungarian experimental world music project Ethnofil, with whom she has toured Europe extensively. Expressing her passion for music of the African diaspora, Fanni performs with Hungary’s first all-star afrobeat ensemble, The Mabon Dawud Republic, which hosts Hungary’s annual Felabration event, lead by the Nigerian musician Dele Sosimi. Fanni has also worked with afro jazz ensemble Ábáse that has featured artists such as Ghanaian Kologo artist Steve Atambire and the Nigerian trumpeter Etuk Ubong.