StrefaEtno / Muzykanci / karnawałowo

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Muzykanci: Jeden z najznamienitszych zespołów polskiej sceny etno. Współtworzą go wybitne osobowości polskiej sceny etno, m.in.: Joanna Słowińska - charyzmatyczna pieśniarka i skrzypaczka, Jacek Hałas - śpiewak i lirnik, Stanisław Jan Klemens - wirtuoz skrzypiec, kompozytor, współtwórca sceny muzyki improwizowanej. Grupa powstała w 1997 roku natychmiast stając się sensacją na polskiej scenie muzycznej. Zespół doceniony przez krytyków i publiczność w Polsce i na świecie. Jego członkowie z równym sukcesem grywali na weselach, potańcówkach, w wiejskich świetlicach, jak i w prestiżowych salach koncertowych w Polsce, Europie, Azji, w Ameryce Północnej i Południowej. W ostatnim czasie koncertowali m.in. na najważniejszych festiwalach etno i world music, m.in.: WOMAD UK, WOMAD Chile, WOMEX Budapeszt, Jeonju Sori Int’l Festival (Korea), Ulsan World Music Festival (Korea), Rozstaje/EtnoKraków, Nowa Tradycja (Warszawa), Ethnoport (Poznań), Jarmark Jagielloński (Lublin), Brave Festival (Wrocław), Skrzyżowanie Kultur (Warszawa), Budapest Ritmo, Budapest Folk Fest (Budapeszt). Laureaci wielu prestiżowych nagród, m.in. Grand Prix konkursu Polskiego Radia Nowa Tradycja, Grand Prix festiwalu Euro Folk i tytułu Folkowy Fonogram Roku za debiutacki album "Muzykanci" – jednen z najważniejszych krążków w historii polskiego folku. Kolejne płyty zespołu to: "A na onej górze..." – zawierająca głównie polskie ballady ludowe, album kolędowy "Gore Gwiazda" oraz "Muzykanci i Hradistan" – nagrany w Czechach studyjno-koncertowy album z udziałem morawskiej grupy Jerzego Pavlicy. Muzykanci mają też za sobą liczne nagrania dla Polskiego Radia, Telewizji Polskiej i innych europejskich nadawców. Niebawem ukaże się podwójny album grupy zawierający nowe nagrania studyjne oraz krążek koncertowy zarejestrowany przez BBC w ramach koncertu Muzykantów na festiwalu WOMEX w Budapeszcie. Grupa ma w repertuarze pieśni tradycyjne z niemal wszystkich zakątków Polski. inspiruje się też muzyką łemkowską, węgierską, bałkańską, cygańską i żydowską. Muzykanci należą do prekursorów brzmienia opartego na akustycznym instrumentarium i odwołującego się wprost do ludowego wzorca. To, plus ogromna sceniczna ekspresja, wykonawczy dynamizm, znakomite partie wokalne śpiewane na głosy, współdecyduje o oryginalności i atrakcyjności propozycji grupy. Muzykanci to dziś jedna z największych koncertowych atrakcji na folkowej scenie; podróż w czasie i przestrzeni: śladami wiejskich grajków, cygańskich taborów i klezmerskich orkiestr... Każdy ich koncert zwiastuje artystyczne wydarzenie.
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Joanna Słowińska – śpiew, skrzypce
Jan Słowiński – altówka, śpiew
Stanisław Słowiński – skrzypce
Jacek Hałas – śpiew, akordeon, lira korbowa
Alicha Choromańska-Hałas – bęben obręczowy, gordon
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[ E N G L I S H ] MUZYKANCI. One of the most interesting group at the Polish folk music scene, co-created by charismatic artists of Polish ethno scene, among others: singer and violinist Joanna Slowinska, violinist and composer Stanislaw Slowinski and singer and multiinstrumentalist Jacek Halas. Group – appreciated by critics and audiences – was founded in 1997 and quickly became a sensation on the Polish music scene. Its members played with equal success at weddings as well as in prestigious concert halls in Poland, Europe, Asia, North and South America. In the last seasons Muzykanci concerts at renowned festivals ethno and world music: Polish Radio New Tradition (Warsaw), EtnoKrakow/Crossroads (Krakow), Brave Festival (Wroclaw), Ethnoport (Poznan), Budapest Ritmo, Budapest Folk Fest (Budapest), Crossculture Festival Warsaw / Sounds Like Poland, in Korea (Jeonju International Sori Festival, Ulsan Cheoyong World Music Festival), WOMEX Budapest, WOMAD UK, WOMAD Chile and many others.
The winners of many prestigious awards, including the Grand Prix competition of the Polish Radio New Tradition Festival, Grand Prix Euro Folk Festival and the prestigious title: Folk Phonogram of the Year with their debut album “Muzykanci” – one of the most important discs in the history of Polish folk. Subsequent years saw the releases which developed both Polish folk music and Lemko, Slovak, Hungarian, and Jewish themes. One of these was the album “A na onej górze...” continuing threads started on the debut album. Another: “Gore gwiazda” – brought traditional pastorales and carols, while “Musicians and Hradišťan” was a studio and live album recorded in the Czech Republic with the participation of the Moravian group of Jiří Pavlica. Muzykanci have had numerous recordings for Polish Radio, Polish TV and other European broadcasters. New album of Muzykanci group, recorded by BBC Radio at Womex Budapest 2015 is planned for spring 2017.
Muzykanci are among the precursors of sound based on acoustic instruments and referring directly to the folk template. That plus a huge stage expression, dynamism, excellent vocal parts – sung in harmonies – still emphasises the originality and attractiveness of the group. Muzykanci are today one of the biggest concert attractions on the folk scene. A journey through time and space: in the footsteps of rural musicians, gypsy caravans, and klezmer bands... Every concert of Muzykanci heralds an artistic event.
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Joanna Słowińska – vocal, violin
Jan Słowiński – viola, folk bass, vocal
Stanisław Słowiński - violin
Jacek Hałas – vocal, hurdygurdy, accordeon, jew's-harp
Alicja Hałas – folk drums, gordon
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>> WOMAD UK: "Muzykanci: hearty folk tales from hearty folk band. Folk music lends itself to the formation of supergroups, the coming-together of existing virtuosi to create something that reaches up to an even higher plane. See here the likes of The Gloaming, Lau and Bellowhead. It’s a tradition within Polish folk music too, where none come more accomplished than Muzykanci. The five-piece – who include two married couples in their ranks – take much of their source material from the folk tales of their homeland, dark fables that revolve around dark deeds. Set to a musical palette of fiddles, accordions and hurdy-gurdy, these tales remain gripping, despite the language barrier. The strident, dramatic vocals of Joanna Słowińska describe the action, set to an irresistible, attractively spiralling collective sound. And, with their name translating as ‘let them play!’, why on earth would we even consider asking them to do anything else?"

>> Peter Culshaw / "In fact, it felt like the more traditional folk groups seemed more fresh and contemporary, even if some of them are singing music that hasn't changed that much for ages. The rich Sardinian singing of Concordu E Tenore De Orosei was male choral singing at its tender, melancholic best and was a great way to start Sunday, while the Polish folk group described as a “supergroup” Muzykanci singing dark fables accompanied by fiddles, accordion and hurdy-gurdy sounded wonderfully timeless."

>> "The Irish Times" / Nigel Wood / Muzykanci @ WOMAD: "Later after the George Clinton party, Polish five-piece band muzykanci took the stage in the Siam tent. All fiddles and hurdy-gurdy, their front-woman and singer is the slightly over-eager Joanna Słowińska, while their secret weapon is fiddle player Stanisław Słowiński who soloed breathtakingly on the slow air. On the faster pieces the racing rotating hurdy-gurdy was a wonder to behold. Even later Brussels’ Kel Assouf played hard rocking Touareg riffs, and the five Sardinian singers, Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei, sang a capella, beginning each song in a tight circle on stage.”

>> ”MUZYKANCI”: one of the most impressive and enjoyable CD’s of Polish music I have heard to date. (...) Muzykanci has won already a range of folk music awards in Poland. (...) Mainly rooted in Polish folk traditions, yet the band incorporates elements of other Eastern European music traditions, such as trans-Carpathian, Slavic, Galician Gypsy and Jewish traditions. (...) The band features four highly talented musicians. The interpretation is of highest quality; a particular appeal is the mixture of male and a strong female voice. The instrumental arrangements are impressive, featuring excellent fiddle arrangements, as well as magnificent input by accordion and hurdy gurdy. Energetic music that makes you want to lssten to more and more of this music. A must!”
[FolkWorld CD Reviews]

>> "Ktoś powiedział, że folk jest modny, ale nie jest modą. Niezależnie od zabaw słownych, w ową modę nie wpisują się Muzykanci. Są po prostu ponad tym. (…)"
[Tomasz Janas „Gazeta Wyborcza”]

>> Słów brak, żeby opisać to, co działo się na scenie podczas wspólnego występu Słowińskich i Hałasów. Zresztą doskonale opisał to Maciek Łata na swoim blogu i tam odsyłam zainteresowanych. Choć trzeba przyznać, że to raczej wydarzenie jednorazowe – obie pary w swych artystycznych poszukiwaniach podążyły w całkowicie odmiennych kierunkach… No i kiedy wreszcie objawi się na scenie folkowej ktoś o choćby odrobinę zbliżonej sile?
[Etno.serpent.pl / Muzykanci]

>> Po blisko ośmiu latach zespół Muzykanci wrócił na scenę. Tym razem nie był to jednak zwykły koncert – Joanna Slowińska i Jacek Hałas wraz z pozostałymi Muzykantami zadbali o intensywną zabawę taneczną „do siódmych potów”. Były przytupywanki, walczyki, poleczki, a nawet dostojny polonez. Wszystko doskonale kierowane przez Słowińską – najwyższej klasy wodzireja o niespożytej energii – i folkową polską muzykę. (…) Wielkie oklaski – i myślę, że wielu z doskonale bawiących się dziś uczestników mnie poprze – należą się Joannie Słowińskiej i Muzykantom, którzy wskrzesili nie tylko swoją wartościową działalność, ale przede wszystkim głęboko zakorzenioną w nas tradycję radosnej nieskrępowanej zabawy.
[Jadwiga Marchwica / Etnosystem.pl]

>> MUZYKANCI: neuer Glanz fur die osteuropeische Kultur. Ob solistische Glanzleistungen oder im dreistimmingen Satzgesang – Muzykanci knupfen authentisch an Traditionen, entfuhren den Zuhorer eindrucksvoll in vergangene Jahrhunderte.
["Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”]

>> No words to describe what was happening on stage during a common Slowinski's & Halas performance. When someone finally revealed the Polish folk scene - with even a little similar power? [Etno.serpent.pl / Muzykanci]

• "Mlada Fronta Dnes" [Etno Brno]:
(...) vystoupeni zahrnuji rovnez hudbu karpatske oblasti, slovansky hovoricich minorit, zidovskou i romskou a dominuje jim nadherny hlas a hra na housle Joanny Slowinske, kterou lze smele prirovnat k Ive Bittove.
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>> Joanna Slowinska – individuality similar to Cesaria Evora, Omara and Lila Downs, who sings in Frida…
[Wojtek Ossowski, Polish Radio 3]

>> Joanna Slowinska – the first lady of the Polish folk music.
[Tomasz Janas, "Gazeta Wyborcza”]

>> "No words to describe what was happening on stage during a common Slowinski's & Halas performance. When someone finally revealed the Polish folk scene - with even a little similar power?"
[etno.serpent.pl]

• maciejlata / etno.serpent.pl [The Comeback of Muzykanci]:
Musicians / Muzykanci - one of the most important bands in the history of Polish folk. Just refresh the music of this band, and I wonder what was in it such that it can be put as a model for many younger. The first thought which comes to mind to me is the fact that the group met a truly remarkable artistic personality. Today, listening to their solo albums, it is clear that each of the pairs presented a different vision of playing folk music, and it is a clash of visions created a unique Muzykanci style, which no one yet has managed to imitate. Słowińska is often likened to Eve Demarczyk, Cesaria Evora and… Mari Boine. Halas goes the other way. Mostly solo or jointly with his wife. Two visions of folk clashed in the composition of Muzykanci, and the clash was a wonderful mix of folk severity of assertiveness. Halas couple bring trance sound of drums, contemplative accordion, Slowinski's fiddle - the fire. (…) Most importantly, the two couples play honestly, and their music seems something incredibly natural.

• Anna Bugajska, "Gazeta Wyborcza" [Muzykanci - Let them play!]:
World of simple and intense emotion brings to life Muzykanci quartet; tying together damsel braids and youngsters are able to kill out of love... (…) A perfectly executed, apparently only a simple form, now rarely seen instruments. Dialects texts. But perhaps the biggest advantage of Musicians is a strong clear voice of Joanna Slowinska so perfectly matched to the folk music. They talk about "the father, the mother seducing girls" and Charles, who killed "alewife, their own lover". And "memento": "Whatever at the world is, all is vanity. Though I would came and royal dignity - all will die ...". Simple folk lyrics, poignant stories of happy and unhappy love, terrible crimes, ordinary joys, fables with a moral: the devils and witchcraft, perfidious lovers and killers of innocent maidens, a brave girls what they can avenge the harm and wives-shrews. It also appeals to the musicians "don't stop play” and "take a quite nice penny"…

• Michael Moll, FolkWorld CD Reviews [CD MUZYKANCI]:
This is one of the most impressive and enjoyable CDs of Polish music I have heard to date.The band Muzykanci has won already a range of folk music awards in Poland (such as Grand Prize of the Polish Radio "New Tradition” Festival, "Eurofolk" Festival, and also "Folk Recording of The Year”). Muzykanci's music is mainly rooted in Polish folk traditions, yet the band incorporates elements of other Eastern European music traditions, such as trans-carpathian, slavic, Galician Gypsy and Jewish traditions. There is an immense drive in the music, the CD transfers very well the joy that these musicians have in playing. The band features four highly talented musicians: Joanna Slowinska sings and plays fiddle, Jan Slowinski sings and plays fiddle, viola and folk bass, Alicja Halas plays the folk drum from the Lublin area, and Jacek Halas sings and plays accordion, hurdy gurdy, folk bass and gardon. The interpretation is of highest quality; a particular appeal is the mixture of male and a strong female voice. The instrumental arrangements are impressive, featuring excellent fiddle arrangements, as well as magnificent inputs by accordion and hurdy gurdy. Energetic music that makes you want to listen to more and more of this music. A must!

• "Gazeta Wyborcza" [MUZYKANCI - folk birds; Polish Theatre / „Time of Culture"]:
Maciej Rychly, the moving spirit of the Jorgi Quartet has invited Muzykanci on to the stage with the symbolic call: ‘Muzykanci, your time has come!’ Rychly’s gentle jest about the origins of Muzykanci didn’t surprise me. ‘From this tension, music is created’ – he said. And folk is, of course, music that represents a patchwork of ethnic sources. Muzykanci played and sang Polish (and not only Polish) folk music with great fire and life. It’s evident that their joint sparring with tradition gives them huge pleasure. In creating their repertoire they rework traditional diverse collections with their own distinctive musical style, suffusing the whole with an extraordinary musical energy. The joy expressed by Muzykanci is perhaps most readily symbolized in Joanna Slowinska. There was no barriers between her body, the pulsing rhythms and spirit.

• Tomasz Janas, "Gazeta Wyborcza" [Muzykanci families - one of the best folk bands in the country]:
Musical fashions, like all fashions, appear and then disappear. When they’re gone, one doesn’t remember the most typical artists, but those who have reached beyond the confines of the musical idiom, and who have attempted to recreate a world according to their own rules, on their own terms, and bound by their own musical responsibilities. Those, on the other hand, who go down the middle of the road, who follow the tide, and who adjust their own ideals to fit those of their audience, seem to disappear swiftly from the horizon, to lose their identity, and to fall into anonymity. One doesn’t take any risks in saying that such a picture holds true for Polish folk music. While this idiom is riding a wave of popularity, there appear performers who are media-friendly, and who attractively, or seemingly attractively, adopt a style that is easily interchangeable with pop music. Of course, one doesn’t want to stop anyone going down this road. But it’s worth gazing much deeper, for in those depths are hidden some real marvels. There, to a calm (though not a lazy) rhythm, some fascinating histories are being played out. The group Muzykanci undoubtedly belongs among such phenomena, and they appeared in the Hall of Poznan Castle. The four artists making up the group play acoustic instruments only. There repertoire is confined to folk music: Polish, but not only Polish. Their music nevertheless has a power and energy that would not disgrace a rock band. Muzykanci approach folk music with deep respect, but nonetheless shape it anew, to mould it to their own temperaments and sensibilities. Polish folk songs are intermingled with Ruthenian, Hungarian and gypsy songs, creating an entire, moving unity. Their playing shows a certain rigour, and yet because of this is honest and honourable, qualities valued by their audience. The strength of Muzykanci lies in their musical integrity, such that, in singing together, all of their individual qualities combine to tremendous effect. However, it’s hard not to be swept away by the marvellous voice of Joanna Slowinska, and her violin duets with her husband Jan. The singing and accordion playing of Jacek Halas also made a deep impression, as did his wife Alicja, who provided the percussive driving force of the ensemble. Together, they showed that it is still possible to exult in the Polish folk music tradition. Someone once said that folk music was fashionable, but it wasn’t a fashion. Quite apart from the play on words, Muzykanci don’t sign up to fashion. They’re simply beyond that. It was showed by the successes on the musical scene, and they emphasized it during their fifth concert in Poznan.