Joanna Słowińska with the band (Poland)

 

Joanna Słowińska is singing in a rarely used folk technique of so-called "white voice". Her repertoire consists of, among others, old traditional Polish and Slavic songs, presented in archaic form, as well as in a dynamic, modern sound and in new arrangements, performed with a band composed of Krakow instrumentalists. Joanna is also a soloist of great oratorio forms, such as: „Litania Polska” to the words of priest Jan Twardowski, „Serce moje gram” and „Noc Listopadowa” to the words of St. Wyspiański with the music composed by Zygmunt Konieczny, oratorios „Golgota Świętokrzyska” and „Tu es Petrus” with the music composed by Piotr Rubik to the words of Zbigniew Książek. She is a laureate of Grand Prix, Independent Audience Award 'Burza Braw' and Special Award of TV Polonia on the Polish Radio Festival 'New Tradition' and  Wrocław Actor's Song Festival. She played on the most important festivals of folk music in the country and abroad (Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Belarus, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Macedonia).

 

(...) In art, only the impossible counts. Zygmunt Konieczny, who some time ago discovered this artist for himself, had to recognize this impossibility. Because Joanna Słowińska has both originality and spirituality. (...) A voice with an original timbre, clear and strong, combined with violin virtuosity, impulsive dance and gesticulation and a great sense of style. (...) I no longer remember when her bow couldn't stand it - part of the hair broke and hung down. But she didn't see it. "Even if I fall from the ridge / Carry me because I will be lost" - she sang and cut the air with a whip. No. She didn't sing. With all her life, everything she had, eternally, in every note - she gave birth to singing. With legs stuck in the ground and eyes staring out into abyss.

Monika Partyk "Dziennik Polski"

 

Joanna Słowińska - vocals, violin

Mikołaj Blajda - double bass, harmonium

Paweł Odorowicz - viola

Jan Słowiński - viola

Tomasz Wertz – percussion instruments

featuring: Jarek Bester - accordion

 

29.07.2005, 9:15 PM, Barbakan

30.07.2005, 11:45 PM, Rotunda