Maria Pomianowska - vocals, biłgoraj suka, płock fiddle, wspak
Amadou Fola Balde - vocals, djembe, claves, guitar
Ousmane Fall - kora
Issa Diop - balafon
Bocar Niang - sabar, djembe, claves
Bamba Dieng - dundun, backing vocals
Masserigne Fall - sabar, dundun, backing vocals
Paweł Betley - vocals, flutes, piano, bass
Gwidon Cybulski - harmonica
This album is a journey through both space and time. The sound of exotic instruments and scales puts one into a mood of detachment from all predetermined notions concerning music, to which we've become accustomed. This detachment allows for a journey through time, to encounter the forgotten and newly reconstructed sounds of Old Polish instruments. In this meeting of the African continent with the Mazovian Lowlands, we hear a presentation of Polish-Senegalese improvisations, compositions, and aesthetic experiments based on traditional Polish music, as well as African hymns and rhythms sung for centuries. Thus, this work creates new artistic values – in terms of both its sound, and aesthetics.
released August 28, 2015
Recorded March & April, 2014 at the de Sidi Samb Studio in Dakar (Senegal) and May & June, 2014 at the Master ZTUDIO in Warsaw (Poland)
Recording engineers: Abdourahman Caba (Dakar) & Paweł Betley (Warsaw)
Mix & master: Paweł Betley
Coordination of the project: Beata Buchert-Perlińska (Ambasada RP w Rabacie),
Marta Górska, Maria Pomianowska
Design: For Tune®
Cover photo: Marta Eloy Cichocka
Other photos: Maria Pomianowska, Krzysztof Miękus (p. 6)
Translations: Małgorzata Pawlikowska
Special thanks to Barbara and Ousman Diop, Anna Haris, Kamila and Joanna Rosińskie, Mamadou Balde, Dieynabe Kande.
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1st edition. Previously unissued."
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