RootsWorld's Music of the Month for January, 2018
A Special 2 CD Selection of Music From Poland
Wowakin Wowakin
These CDs were donated by the artists, so all proceeds go to support the magazine and radio program. I thank them for their generous support. Find WoWaKin and Kapela Maliszów online and let them know what you think of their music!

WoWakin
WoWaKin
Kraj za miastem


The trio WoWaKin was founded in the spring of 2016. The three musicians in the ensemble (Paula Kinaszewska, Bartlomiej Wozniak and Mateusz Wachowiak) bring together a wide range of experience in classical, jazz and contemporary music, and use those skills to explore the roots of Polish village dance music.

They recreate the spirit of a traditional village celebration, drawing a new generation of dancers into trance-like state through inventive, open-ended improvisation using a repertoire of mazurkas, oberkas, polkas, kuyaviaks, and Polish-style tangos.

Beside the violin, three-row Polish accordion and drums they use banjouke and harmonica. In 2016 the band debuted on the most important folk music competition in Poland "The New Tradition", and won the third prize. The Trio also won third prize at the festival "Folkowe Mikolajki" 2016 in Lublin.

Listen to some of the music on the album:

Wowakin

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Kapela Maliszów
Kapela Maliszów
Wiejski Dzez [Village jazz]


Kapela Maliszów says "We don’t play traditional music, we are tradition!"

Wiejski Dzez” [Village jazz] is testament to the Maliszów’s unrelenting urge to explore the types of music not necessarily popular or well received in the rural communities. Village jazz from Męcina Mała is a dreamed up jazz that represents a very unique and individualized approach to harmony. The musicians boldly follow the path chosen on their album “Mazurki niepojete” [“Inconceivable mazurkas”]. Listening to their music you can still discern the trance-like and inconceivable rhythms and melodies of mazurkas, but something different also comes to the surface. It’s a longing for a new quality, on the one hand found in unusual harmonies, and more progressive, at times even radical improvisation, on the other – in a deeper immersion in the traditional village music The new music of the Maliszów continues to be filled with Kacper’s virtuoso interpretations and the beautiful, maturing voice of Zuzanna. But is also peppered with Jan’s ideas, in particular the lively accordion melodies, which could be classed as examples of “new village music”.

Wowakin

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