Warsaw Village Band was founded in 1997, as a group of artists looking to draw inspiration from the very roots of music in Poland - they wanted to explore folklore and sounds of their ancestors. The group focused their attention on thorough research of the sounds, instruments, and lyrics. Even though the band uses traditional instruments, such as frame drums, hurdy-gurdy, dulcimer, and suka, the group continues to push the boundaries of folk music, incorporating contemporary elements into their sounds. Warsaw Village Band blends DJ sets, electronic music with traditional folk songs.
Warsaw Village Band began making big waves with the release of their second album, "People's Spring" in 2003. Just a year later the band received BBC World Music Award, and the group was on their way to becoming established internationally and was named by The New York Times as one of the most important bands on the world music scene. The group combines tradition with modern elements and elicits responses from a wide group of fans of music, who instantly recognize the group's creativity and innovative approach to music. They resort to traditional musical instruments, and use them in new, unexpected compositions, breathing new life into the traditional folk songs.
The most enigmatic band on the Polish alternative music scene will play at Pol'and'Rock Festival 2021. Music from the band is dark, interesting and entirely unexpected.
Leading representatives of world music will return to the Most Beautiful Festival in the World. The band played at the anniversary edition of the Festival in 2009. Combining klezmer, oriental, and jazz music in a unique blend, Kroke is a perfect fit for Night AFA Stage.
One of the most interesting heavy metal outfits in Poland gave us a taste of their raw musical power at the online edition of the festival last year. This summer the band will feature at Pol'and'Rock Festival 2021.