WoWaKin trio (Poland)
traditional | folk | ethnic | improvisation
The trio WoWaKin was founded in 2016.
The three musicians (Paula Kinaszewska, Bartlomiej Wozniak and Mateusz Wachowiak) bring together their varied backgrounds in classical, jazz and contemporary music to explore the roots of Polish village dance music. They energetically raise the spirit of a traditional village celebration, drawing a new generation of dancers into trance-like state through inventive, open-ended improvisation on a dynamic repertoire of mazurkas, oberkas, polkas, kuyaviaks, Polish-style tangosand songs/lullabies from the regions
of Mazovia. Beside the violin, three-row Polish accordion and drums they use banjouke and harmonica. The unique quality of WoWaKin work has been already recognized
by music lovers ,i.a.: awards in prestigious Polish folk competitions
(“New tradition”, “Folkowe Mikolajki”), official selection for Womex’17 show.
WoWaKin has released their debut album ‘Kraj za miastem’
(“Beyond the Edge of the City”) in Sep’17.
WoWaKin is versatile and virtuosic - I was floored by their performance
at Womex in Katowice, and their debut album Kraj Za Miastem is excellent too
- I’ll be playing it often on my radio show. Though still quite new to the scene,
they’re already one of Poland’s best folk-roots bands.
host, Transpacific Sound Paradise on WFMU
(called New York’s best world music radio show by Time Out New York)
Trio WoWaKin represents the bright future of the Polish world music scene. Driven by folk roots and punk energy, building on high instrumental skills and offering various moods, it’s really worth discovering: both when it comes to their studio recordings as well as live performances.
Vladimír "Potkan" Potančok, Rádio_FM, Slovakia