The band is one of the most important ones for Polish folk. It is one of the most valued and awarded with prestigious awards on the folk scene in recent years. In the spring of 1999, they won the grand prix of one of the most important competitions - the New Tradition of Polish Radio, later won the main prize of the Euro Folk festival, and their debut album received the title of Folk Phonogram of the Year, leaving in the beaten field Chudoba and Golec uOrchestra.
Muzykanci are: Joanna Słowińska (violin, singing; soloist also known for touching interpretations of the composition of Zygmunt Konieczny to the words of St. Wyspiański, CK Norwid, priest J. Twardowski), Jan Słowiński (vocal, viola), Alicja Hałas (vocal, drum) , Jacek Hałas (singing, accordion, hurdy-gurdy, basolia). Although they successfully perform on large stages in Poland and Europe (including Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Belarus) they still play at weddings, also conduct dance workshops, and organize the ROZSTAJE festival (Jan Słowiński), as well as the animation of the Poznań Dance House (Jacek Hałas). The repertoire includes folk songs from almost all corners of Poland, but also Lemko, Hungarian, Balkan, as well as Gypsy and Jewish music.
"Muzykanci - the new splendor of Eastern European culture (...)" - Michael Kohler, "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"
"Someone said folk is fashionable, but it's not a fashion. Regardless of the word play, Muzykanci do not fit into this fashion. They are simply above that. (...) "- Tomasz Janas," Gazeta Wyborcza "
Concerts as part of the festival:
July 19, 2002, 8:30 PM, Main Square
19/20 July 2002, about 12:00 AM (midnight), Festival Club (Loch Camelot, ul. Św. Tomasza 17)
20/21 July 2002, about 12:00 AM (midnight), Festival Club (Loch Camelot, ul. Św. Tomasza 17)