Carpathia

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Piotr Pociask – guitars, percussion, vocal, sopilka
Joanna Ważna-Pociask – flutes: soprano & alto
Tomasz Ożóg – trombone, kalimba, tuba, saxhorn, percussion
Sylwester Malinowski – percussion
Michał Król – saxophones: soprano & tenor, vocal
Mariusz Stępień – clarinet
Adam Tadel – double bass
Jakub Dworak – double bass
Bogucki's family band Muzyka Karpat from Podegrodzie (03, 08)
Wojciech Bogucki – violin, accordion, pastoral pipes, vocal
Kazimiera Bogucka – violin, vocal
Elżbieta Bogucka-Sroka – bass, vocal
Alicja Bogucka – violin, vocal

AfroFree is an onomatopoeic combination that has no meaning. It's simply an indication of the group's interests in rhythms, polyrhythms and African polymetry, as well as the modality and characteristics of the music of North Africa. However, the musical inspirations one can hear in the group's music have a much broader range.

The material collected on their debut album is inspired by what is generally known as Carpathian music, and specifically by the Subcarpathian melodies of the Podgórze Strzyżowskie region. Balkan influences can also be heard in the music, although this is mainly the result of instruments being used that are characteristic for that region.

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released June 22, 2016

All tunes composed by Piotr Pociask.

Recorded: September 2–3, 2012 at Raven Studio in Tarnów (Poland), September 14th, 2013 at Studio 7 in Tarnów (Poland), August 2013 at Roslyn Studio in Róża (Poland), February 2014 at Nieustraszeni Łowcy Dźwięków in Kraków (Poland).

Recording engineers: Kamil Biedrzycki, Dariusz Grela, Krzysztof Godycki, Leszek Łuszcz, Piotr Pociask
Mix & master: Dariusz Grela
Design: For Tune®
Cover photo: Urszula Tarasiewicz
Other photos: Jacek Płaneta, Magdalena Ożóg
Translations: Charles White

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