Songs from Vilnius Vicinity
Conducted by: Ewa Grochowska
Singing gathering dedicated to vocal traditions of Poles in Vilnius district. We will work on the songs gathered in the course of field research and from archives. We also invite people who would like to share songs and/or tales of musical traditions preserved in the memory of families originating from Vilnius district.
Ewa Grochowska researches styles of traditional singing (mainly ritual songs) in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. Since 2017 she has been researching cultural identity and traditional music transformations in difficult historical circumstances as were post-war relocations.
She was a student of violinist Jan Gaca from Przystałowice Małe in the years 2000-2013.
She has been involbed in numerous music projects and bands: Tęgie Chłopy, Z Lasu, Warszawa Wschodnia, Orkiestra Jarmarku Jagiellońskiego, MZK Toruń. She has got PhD in human sciences.