Joanna Gancarczyk

Joanna Gancarczyk

Joanna Gancarczyk Singer, visual artist, musician, pupil of village musicians and singers, teacher of traditional singing. For more than a dozen years, she has been collecting and performing traditional music mainly from central Poland, but also from Ukrainian and...
Mariana Markhel

Mariana Markhel

Mariana Markhel Mariana Markhel – comes from Kiev, violinist, traditional singer and singing coach. Graduate of the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music (violin department) and member of the Academy’s orchestra. She participated in numerous...
Joanna Skowrońska

Joanna Skowrońska

Joanna Skowrońska Joanna Maria Skowrońska is an ethnologist and vocalist specializing in the study and performance of Eastern European traditional music. Her field research, spanning Poland, Ukraine, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, informs her dynamic roles—from...
Napięcie

Napięcie

Napięcie Napięcie – a Łódź-based group playing traditional dance music from Central Poland. They perform pieces found in archival recordings and those learned from living rural masters. Band members: Łukasz Nizik – violin Maria Nizik – drum Jakub Owczarek – bass...
Łada

Łada

Łada A vocal trio including an ethnologist, an archeomusicologist, and a Slavic studies specialist – performers as well as researchers of rural music.The band focuses mainly on the Dinaric Alps, especially Northern Dalmatia, Western Bosnia, and Western Serbia. This is...
Olga Kozieł

Olga Kozieł

Olga Kozieł She has been working with traditional music since 2005 when, for the first time, she heard the natural, unhampered, resonant, meaningful singing which enthralled her. Since then, she has been learning from the rural singers, listening to archival...
Julita Charytoniuk

Julita Charytoniuk

Julita Charytoniuk Culture scholar, ethnomusicologist, singer, drummer, handicraft instructor. She learns from rural singers from Podlasie, Suwałki and Western Polesia regions. Vicepresident of the Stowarzyszenie Dziedzictwo Podlasia (Podlasie Heritage Association)....
Agnieszka Niwińska

Agnieszka Niwińska

Agnieszka Niwińska Animator, teacher, musician. She plays traditional Polish music on frame drums and barabans. She developed her style playing with great rural musicians, including violinists Piotr Gaca, Jan Kmita, Stefan Nowaczek, and accordionist Tadusz Lipiec....
KUD Tomislav Donji Andrijevci

KUD Tomislav Donji Andrijevci

KUD Tomislav Donji Andrijevci KUD “Tomislav” from Doni Andrijevci (KUD – Kulturno-Umjetničko Društvo) has been active since 1939. It is one of the most famous and active amateur groups in Croatian Slavonia. Since 1999, KUD “Tomislav” has...
Kożuch

Kożuch

Kożuch Kożuch band was founded in 2011. The collective came to life because of the musicians’ passion for the melodies of the borderline between two regions – Łęczyca and Łowicz districts. This is where Kożuch’s music guides come from – the violin player Tadeusz...
Marta Derejczyk

Marta Derejczyk

Marta Derejczyk Ethnologist and Serbian scholar, field researcher, museum educator. Since 2008, she has been involved in documenting the intangible cultural heritage of Lower Silesia as part of the activities of the Ważka Foundation and the Ethnographic Museum in...
Barbara Majnarić

Barbara Majnarić

Barbara Majnarić Barbara Majnarić is a Croatian singer and researcher of traditional music. Through the years, she has been singing in various singing groups and expanding her knowledge of traditional singing from various sources, including vocal pedagogies,...
Kajsa Dahlström

Kajsa Dahlström

Kajsa Dahlström Kajsa Dahlström is a singer and experienced teacher. She graduated from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music with a degree in folk singing, her specialities are pedagogy, music therapy and choir directing. She has been involved in a wide variety of...
The Jan Szymański Band

The Jan Szymański Band

The Jan Szymański Band The origins of the band date back to the 1960s. On the initiative of Jan Szymański, it began its activities in 1964 playing dance parties, weddings and other celebrations taking place in the region of the Duchy of Łowicz. Over time, the members...
Tanzhausgeiger Trio

Tanzhausgeiger Trio

Tanzhausgeiger Trio The leaders form the formation Tanzhausgeiger Trio. They play traditional Austrian dance music, primarily improvised musical types such as Jodler, Ländler and Schleunige. These musical styles show similarities to the Polish mazurka, the...
Bogusława Drzewiecka

Bogusława Drzewiecka

Bogusława Drzewiecka Born in 1947 in Drzewce (Łódzkie voivodeship, Lipce Reymontowskie district). She learned to sing as a child while herding sheep and weeding. “These songs were in me, so I had to sing them out to the fields and meadows,” says Bogusława Drzewiecka....
Sławomir Czekalski

Sławomir Czekalski

Sławomir Czekalski Accordion player of the Dobrzeliniacy band, born in 1944 in Wola Popowa, Kutno poviat. He plays the Polish three-row, 120-bass accordion. His repertoire is filled with kujawiak, kujon and oberek pieces, including melodies performed by the legendary...
Maciej Filipczuk

Maciej Filipczuk

Maciej Filipczuk Violinist, student of the rural master Kazimierz Meto. In his musical search, he focuses on the direct master-student transmission, and explores the secrets of old melodies and performing techniques from Mazovia, as well as Lublin and Kielce regions....
Róża Martyna Grabowska

Róża Martyna Grabowska

Róża Martyna Grabowska Singer and violinist, musically rooted in the Rawa and Łowicz regions. She learned, among others, from accordion player Czesław Kocemba, and archival recordings of violinists such as Stanisław Skiba, Jan Makowski, and Stanisław Klejnas. Her...
The Kapela reemigrancka band

The Kapela reemigrancka band

The Kapela reemigrancka band The Kapela reemigrancka band is a continuation of traditional music-making started by the Zespół Śpiewaczy and Kapela z Ocic bands in 1978. Members of the original Kapela were descendants of Polish remigrants who moved from Galicia to...