Joanna Słowińska with the band (Poland)

 

According to music critics: „the personality at the level of Cezaria Evory, Omara or Lila Downs – the one that sang in <<Frida>>” (Wojciech Ossowski, Polish Radio 3 - „Trójka”); „the First Lady of Polish folk - one of the most fascinating and expressive vocalists on the Polish music scene” (Tomasz Janas, „Gazeta Wyborcza”). Joanna performs with her own band, consisting of Krakowian instrumentalists; she's also a soloist of great oratorio forms, composed by Zygmunt Konieczny („Serce moje gram”, „Noc listopadowa”, „Litania polska”) and Piotr Rubik („Golgota Świętokrzyska”, „Tu es Petrus”, „Psałterz Wrześniowy”). Her solo record „Live in Alchemia” was awarded by Polish Radio music critics and journalists with the title of „Folk Album of the Year 2005” (second nomination). She is also a winner of Grand Prix, Independent Audience Award 'Burza Braw' and Special Award of TV Polonia on the Polish Radio Festival 'New Tradition' 2004. As a soloist of oratorios „Tu es Petrus” and „Psałterz Wrześniowy” Joanna was awarded a „Multi-platinum Album” of Phonographic Academy ZPAV (2006) and „Superjedynka” Award of Polish Song Festival in Opole (2007). The concert at the Rozstaje/Crossroads Festival 2007 is a preview of a new Joanna's album „Możesz być”, which will be published by QI Music in August 2007.

 

Joanna Słowińska - vocals, violin

Mikołaj Blajda - double bass

Paweł Odorowicz - viola

Marcin Wyrostek - accordion

Jan Słowiński - viola

Tomasz Wertz – drums

featuring: Leszek Wiśniowski – transverse flute, saxophone

 

28.07.2007, 8:00 PM, Szczepański Square