Warsaw Village Band
- Tuesday, 19th June 2012 @ 20:00 pm - 23:00 pm
- St David's Hall, Cardiff
- Age Restrictions:
- Dim oed isaf
- £12.00 in advance, £13.00 on the day of the performance
This concert is addressed on the album ‘Uprooting', which involved the Warsaw Village Band travelling throughout Poland to find and record older musicians who still played almost-forgotten styles of music, and incorporating those melodies into new songs. Meanwhile they're a symbol of young, intelligent Eastern European music that combines traditions with modern elements and is capable of eliciting enthusiastic responses from rock audiences and traditionalists alike.
Warsaw Village Band has revived several musical traditions that were all but lost in Poland. The band use instruments rarely heard in modern music: frame drums, hurdy gurdy and the suka, a Polish folk fiddle stopped with the fingernails rather than the fingers, that was practically unknown to the Polish people until the band began to use it in concerts, and, later, on their albums. Additionally, many of the band's vocals are sung in a loud and powerful style remarkably like the "open-throated" singing styles in Bulgarian music, called bia?y g?os (white voice). This style of singing was used by shepherds in the Polish mountains to be heard for long distances. They've also incorporated modern elements into their music including sound effects and scratching, leading to a peculiar juxtaposition of new sounds upon old melodies.