"HopSaSa" strikes back!
We’re proud to announce unique reedition of WVB debut CD “HopSaSa”. Limited edition of 1000 copies is available as pre-order now at www.karrot.pl/hopsasa and after 8th November will be distributed in the best record shops around Poland.
The album was originally published in 1998 as CD/MC. Awarded by Polish Radio 3 as best folk music disc of the year, has brought big audience’s attention to the WVB, which was formed only 1 year earlier by a couple of teenagers. This time “HopSaSa” strikes back as an double album.
First disc include the original material, produced by Polish Radio journalists and world music pioneer in Poland Włodzimierz Kleszcz, the godfather of historically Twinkle Brothers & Trebunie-Tutki meeting. In 1998 the sound engineer of the session and author of the mix was Wojciech Przybylski. Now the material was remastered by Mariusz Dziurawiec and Jarosław Smak of AS One Studio – best sound engineers in Poland, which produced last 3 WVB albums.
Second disc include unique bonus materials from National Polish TV archive – special live-acts and concert recordings – and the first ever WVB demo “First Harvest” from 1997.
Last bonus is the 60-pages booklet attached to the album, full with amazing photos and other materials from WVB archive.
Pre-order your copy now at www.karrot.pl/hopsasa
WVB to play with Esperanza Spalding
Feel invited to Gdańsk for Solidarity Of Arts 2014, where on 16th August at Open-Air Stage of Polish Baltic Philharmony Warsaw Village Band will play at jazz show Esperanza+. WVB will play a special concert wit featuring of the event's host, international jazz star: Esperanza Spalding. Start 21:00, live transmision at TVP Kultura.
Warsaw Village Band meets Mercedes Peón - "Fly My Voice!" single
Historical moment for Warsaw Village Band! We’re happy to announce, that group is preparing new longplay album with legendary singer and multiinstrumentlist from Galicia in Spain: Mercedes Peón. New CD is promoted by a single track "Fly my voice!", recorded in November 2012.
“We’re on the front of serious challenge. Mercedes is amazing performer, one-man-band, stage shaman, with fantastic background story and long list of artistic achievements. She’s also an activist, deeply committed to the social, cultural and political issues, fighting for women's rights and the protection of the Galician language." says Maciej Szajkowski, Warsaw Village Band founder and musician. "The concept of a joint album release is based on exploring the analogies between the peripheries of Europe: archaic musical heritage of Mazovia region and uniqueness of traditional culture Galicia." – adds Szajkowski.
"For the first time in WVB discography we’ll add so much electronic music, which is brilliantly produced by Mercedes. We’re developing the Band’s instrumentation: Ewa Wałecka learns to play the hurdy-gurdy, and Sylwia Świątkowska plays special 5-string viola - says Magdalena Sobczak, vocalist and dulcimer player of WVB.
The concert premiere of a joint album will be held on 14th June in Dortmund, Germany, at Klangvokal Festival. On 1st August artists will perform at the Main Stage of the jubilee, the 20th edition of the Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn, in the front of 400 000 expected visitors.
"We are delighted by the invitation." - adds Piotr Glinski, musician Band. "Woodstock is without a doubt one of the most important and grandest festivals, not only in Poland and Europe, but worldwide. Several years ago we played there on a small stage, now it's time for the main stage. This will be a special event to which we invite today."
Videoclip “Fly my voice !" was edited by Kuba Stężycki (gridimages.pl). Audio mix and mastering was done by Mariusz "Activator" Dziurawie and Jaroslaw "Smok" Smak from Warsaw studio AS One. The recording was taken in Polish Radio S-4 in Warsaw under the courage of Activator, Ezequiel Orol and Jacek Gladkowski.
In May 2014 musicians enter the Wisla DR Studio to record a full album. Music producers of the album will be Activator and Smok from AS One Studio. The schedule release date of the common album is 22nd September 2014. Production of the album was available thanks to the generous support of Association of Artists STOART. Executive producers are Karrot Kommando and Mateusz Dobrowolski.
"My Fate" - new videoclip
We would like to invite you to metaphysical sail with punt "Basonia" on the Vistula river, from the National Folk Bands Competition in Kazimierz Dolny to the Capital Village Warsaw, with uniqe fantastic old village musicians and singers beside the WVB members, i.a. Józef Broda, Zdzisław Marczuk, Sing Ensamble of Konopiska Community and the Bagpipers from Zbąszyń, the Ja Wisła ("Me - Vistula") Foundation Crew under command of Przemek Pasek and the resurrected dog Laika! ;)
In October Warsaw Village Band will visits United Kingdom and will play in Bydgoszcz, Poland:
13.10.2013 - UK - Peterborough - The Key Theatre | FB
18.10.2013 - PL - Bydgoszcz - MCK | FB
20.10.2013 - UK - Edinburgh - The Jam House | FB
See you soon!
"NORD" on vinyl LP!
Dear Warsaw Village Band fans!
It's very happy moment in a 16-years old WVB history! For the first time ever - Warsaw Village Band album available on VINYL!
Thanks to our Polish publisher, very active label Karrot Kommando, „NORD” LP was prepared carefully in two diffrent editions: standard, pressed on the black black grammophone disc, and special, strictly limited (70 copies), unique edition on… white vinyl!
Record available through Internet on www.karrot.pl/nord
1. Hey you, yokel’s son
2. You Sure Knew What’s What, Lass
4. Emigrant Polka
5. My fate
6. War’s coming
7. Musicians are a-playin
8. Whoa, bullocks, whoa
9. Kujawiak the Fiend
10. Hemp lullaby
The author of the graphic layout of LP edition, as the CD edition of „NORD”, is Polish artist Paweł Sky.
Vinyl available to buy also on the WVB gigs.
Prepare your grammophones for worldwide awarded 6th album of Warsaw Village Band!