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Warsaw Village Band at Pol'and'Rock Festival

2021-06-30 13:33:35

 

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. 

 

Warsaw Village Band. photo Radek Polak

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