Joanna Slowinska’s album archipelago contains modern composition as well Polish traditional themes, the clash of Joanna’s primary vocal energy with an electronics and accoustic sounds, contemporary texts as well Polish and Slavonic ritual folk incantations.
“(…) fascinating journey through the varied musical world Słowińska. journey which from the first to the last moments keeps the listener in suspense. The more, that such a modern approach to the musical tradition required a lot of artistic bravery. Slowinska’s “Archipelago” – is a very interesting and a very good album. [ Michał Błaszczyk, Polish Radio Kraków ]
But Arhcipelago is also a project, which is coming to Finland and scandinavia in co-operation with Marjatta & Kaisa. What is important and interesting about Archipelago project is its flexibility and uniqueness of potential musical combinations. Thanks to such a form, we can invite guest musicians from various musical backgrounds. Therefore, once it may be a project focusing on jazz and next time it may be traditional or roots music. The electronic part makes the message more universal and fresh.
Discover and enjoy the world of JOANNA SLOWINSKA / ARCHIPELAGO!!
1. “Bołyt mia hołowka” -> https://youtu.be/mT6-qC7nWdU
2. “Matulu moja” -> https://youtu.be/PCQn_t0FPRw
3. “Doliny” -> https://youtu.be/yPrN5zLLR8U
JOANNA SLOWINSKA – one of the most impressive voice at Polish ethno music stage as well artist multiply awarded, eg. Grand Prix by Polish Radio Folk Festival “New Tradition”, Audience Award “New Tradition”, Polish TV Song Competition ‘Opole’ and many others; vocalist and violinist well known for her folk/ethno music inspired by Polish and Slavonic traditional music. Joanna co-creates an excellent Polish ethno group Muzykanci as well plays the concerts with Krakow’s scene outstanding musicians.
JOANNA SLOWINSKA projects based on the Polish and Slavonic traditional songs and tunes. With her solo concerts and projects as well with the band Muzykanci has played concerts at prestigious world music festivals, among others: WOMAD Chile 2015, WOMEX 2015 Budapest, EtnoKraków/Crossroads Festival 2015, EtnoPort Poznan, Sounds Like Poland/Crossculture Festival Warsaw, KazkazJazz Festival Tbilisi (Georgia), Ulsan World Music Festival, Intl. Jeonju Festival (South Korea), New York Dream Festival @ Broadway Symphony Space, Chicago Cultural Center (USA).
Her first solo album: “Live in Alchemia” and “You Can Be” has been awarded ”Folk Album of the Year” in Polish Radio prestigious festival ’New Tradition’ in Warsaw. She’s been nominated and awarded in most important Polish competitions and festivals, inter alia: Grand Prix of Polish Radio ’New Tradition’ Folk Festival, Polish TV Song Festival ’Opole’, Song Festival Wroclaw and others. In 2013 awarded by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage medal: ”Gloria Artis – Cultural Merit”.