Joanna Słowińska - Polesie / Poland
Polesie – an artistic journey of the artist to her family roots; a premiere concert inspired by the themes of ritual songs of the Eastern Borderlands, created by exceptional instrumentalists of the improvisation scene, arranged by Stanisław Słowiński – winner of the Jazz Juniors 2015 Grand Prix.
The desire to participate in the culture older than my memories. The country imagined, impossible, and yet intense memories. A song, carrying me over a destroyed bridge.
Joanna Słowińska is one of the most charismatic figures in the Polish scene, a singer with great stage personality. The fans of ethno and world music know her from her repertoire inspired by Polish and Slavic traditional music, the lovers of literary songs admire her for breathtaking interpretations of Zygmunt Konieczny’s works. She performs together with a band of instrumentalists from Krakow, with the Stanisław Słowiński Quintet and the Muzykanci band. She performed in most European countries, in the USA (NY Broadway Symphony Space, Chicago Cultural Center), in South America (WOMAD Festival Chile), in Asia (Georgia, South Korea). Her solo albums: Live in Alchemia (2005) and Możesz być (2007) were among the best in the Polish Radio Best Folk Phonogram of the Year competition, and the latter won the prestigious title. She is also a laureate of many renowned festivals, including the Grand Prix and the Audience Award of the New Tradition Festival (2004), the Stage Song Contest in Wrocław and Superjedynki TVP1 as part of the Opole Festival. In 2013, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage awarded her the Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.
Poeple behind the project:
Joanna Słowińska – vocals, violin, frame drum
Stanisław Słowiński – violin, arrangements
Justyn Małodobry – upright bass
Dawid Fortuna – percussion instruments
Max Olszewski – percussion instruments
Zbigniew Szwajdych – trumpet
BTW Photographers Maziarz/Rajter
The concert took place in 2016.