BABEL MED 2015
New Year has come! We wish you all the best for forthcoming 12 months! Hope to meet you in the every possible corner of the world!
Warsaw Village Band & Mercedes Peón are selected to play at Babel Med Music 2015! See you in Marseille on March 26th-28th! "With 3 nights, 30 concerts open to the public (12 000 spectators in 2014) and a 3-day exhibition dedicated to operators in the sector (more than 2000 professionals from all 5 continents, 160 stands and 750 structures), this highlight of the 2.0 World Music brings to light the global sound in all its diversity, from traditional heritage to contemporary music, promoting exchange and its economic development in a changing live performance market."
PS. New single, made with Mercedes Peón, to be released in February. Stay in touch!
"HopSaSa" strikes back!
We’re proud to announce unique re-edition of WVB debut CD “HopSaSa”. Limited edition of 1000 copies is available now as a pre-order at karrot.pl/hopsasa and after 8th November it 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 the best folk music disc of the year, it brought big audience’s attention to WVB which had been formed only 1 year earlier by a couple of teenagers. This time “HopSaSa” strikes back as a double album.
The first disc includes the original material produced by Polish Radio journalist and world music pioneer in Poland Włodzimierz Kleszcz, the godfather of historical 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, who produced last 3 WVB albums.
The second disc includes 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 of 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!