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World Music from Poland: 3/26/2012 – “Global Revolutions” on 89.9 WORT; playlist

April 12, 2012

1.   Zywiolak –  “Prolog” from Globalna Wiocha (Karrot Kommando; 2011)

The title of Zywiolak’s second CD can be translated as “Red-necks’ Global Village”.  This CD marks a significant change of sound and style for this quintet, followed by introduction of two new female singers.  This time, the band does not shy from amplifying their hurdy-gurdy, viola, bass and lyre.

 “Sonnet” from  CD “Sonnet” (Jaro Records 2011)

Aldona Nowowiejska is a Polish singer who lives and works in France.  “Sonnet” is her debut CD

3.   Meadow Quartet “Das Schloss – A tribute to F. Kafka” from CD Unexpected (Multikulti Project) 2012

Meadow Quartet is a group of classically trained musicians from northern Poland who for the first time met and started playing together to create a new sonic world mostly inspired by klezmer music.  “Unexpected” is their debut CD

4.  Čači Vorba “Me Pačav” from Tajno Biav – Secret Marriage (Oriente Musik) 2011

Caci Vorba is a 5-piece Polish-Ukrainian group playing music of mostly southern Roma.  Secret Marriage is their second CD.  Both of their recordings were met with high acclaim in a foreign press (f.e “Songlines”), praised for playing very imaginative and dynamic take on traditional Roma tunes.

5.  Kale Bala “Te meraw/Kiedy umre” from Romowie (Polskie Radio)  2001; the CD is a 19 th volume of the great “roots music” series issued by Polish Public Radio called “Sources of Polish Folk Music”. This volume features 27 pieces by two Roma bands from southern Poland “Kale Bala” and “Kale Jahka”, extensive liner notes are both in Polish and English.

Here is another example of their music:

6. Romano Drom “Siwy Kon” from Melodie i Piosenki Cyganskie (F.F. Gamma) 2002

7. Romano Drom “W Ogrodzie” from Melodie i Piosenki Cyganskie (F.F. Gamma) 2002

This is a street band of Roma musicians from Krakow area. I used to see them play on the streets of Old Town especially on Florianska Street when I lived in Krakow and was attending college.

Here is a piece with a female guest vocalist, performing in the most famous Old Town cafe-cabaret in Krakow – “Piwnica pod Baranami”

8.  Dziani “Paszo Wesz” from Czarny Kon (Pomaton; 1998)

This singer represents the younger generation of Roma musicians, eager to open up to musical influences from non-Roma musicians and traditions; very interesting take on some Roma classics.  Unfortunately this promising CD debut appears to be the only one Dziani Szmidt put out.

And here is another piece from the same CD (with some bizarre choice of visuals):

9. Widymo – “A w nidziele”  from A naszi dwory wysoki hory (Widymo – self released; 2004)

10. Widymo “Tam na hori Cyhany stolajy” from A naszi dwory wysoki hory (Widymo – self released; 2004)

11. Widymo “Karczmareczka” from A naszi dwory wysoki hory (Widymo – self released; 2004)

Widymo is a nine-piece all female vocal group performing songs of Carpathians Mtn region since 2000.  They perform songs in Polish and Ukrainian and refer to their repertoire as “songs that were overheard, borrowed or made-up”.

and a 10 minut excerpt of their concert in Lvov, Ukraine:


Daga Dana “Chmiel” from dlaczego nie (Agora 978-1-56592-479-6 2011)Buy it!


Daga Dana “A na ostatek” from dlaczego nie (Agora 978-1-56592-479-6 2011)Buy it!


Wolosi “Szumi Dolina” from Lasoniowie (unzipped fly 2011)Buy it!


Wolosi “Pozegnanie Z Salaszem” from Lasoniowie (unzipped fly www.fonografika.pl2011)Buy it!


Ruta “Jak to dawni dobrze belo” from Gore (Karrot 2011)Buy it!


Ruta “Szubieniczka stoi” from Gore (Karrot 2011)Buy it!


Ruta “Z batogami na panow” from Gore (Karrot 2011)Buy it!


Ruta “Piesn o Jakubie Szeli” from Gore (Karrot 2011)Buy it!


Etnofonie Kurpiowskie “Uwoz Mamo” from Tribute to Szymanowski and ShierkowskiALBUM (4ever music 2011)Buy it!


Etnofonie Kurpiowskie “Panie muzykancie prosim zagrac walca” from Tribute to Szymanowski and Shierkowski ALBUM (4ever music 2011)Buy it!


Etnofonie Kurpiowskie “Bzicem kunia” from Tribute to Szymanowski and ShierkowskiALBUM (4ever music 2011)Buy it!


Sporyzs Polska “Ober” from Sporyzs Polska (Sporyzs Polska 2010)Buy it!


Sporyzs Polska “Polka Kowalewskich” from Sporyzs Polska (Sporyzs Polska 2010)Buy it!


Pablopavo & Praczas “Technika Geby” from Glodne Kawalki (Karrot Komando2011)Buy it!


PabloPavo & Ludziki “Oddajcie kino Moskwa” from 10 Piosenek (Karrot 2011)Buy it!


Klezmafour “Urca feat. Pablopavo” from 5th Element (Karrot 2011)Buy it!


Klezmafour “Golem Fury” from 5th Element (Karrot 2011)Buy it!


Klezmafour “Giantnohobbies” from 5th Element (Karrot 2011)Buy it!


Maja Sikorowska & Kroke “Ta Hartina” from Avra (EMI Poland 094637648926 2011) —listener questionBuy it!


Maja Sikorowska & Kroke “Hronia Helidonia” from Avra (EMI Poland 0946376489262011) —listener questionBuy it!


Naaman “Nie zamykaj oczu” from Sila CD ALBUM (Lionstage 2011)

Playlist of “Another show of eclectic music from Poland” on WORT’s 89.9 FM Madison Global Revolutions 8/29/2011

August 30, 2011

Host of the Global Revolutions show - Martin Alvarado (left) and Yours Truly at WORT's station

1/ Incarnations  “Milosc Tobie Dam”; composed by W.Krzak/B. Loebl ; from CD Radio Retro (2010); Kayax Rec.

2/  Volosi “Transylwania”; trad from (self titled ,2011) on Unzipped Fly Rec

3/ Volosi “Zmierzch – Dusk” composed by Stanislaw Lason from self titled (2011) on Unzipped Fly Rec/Fonografika  (,; Poland, 2011)

4/ Przemek Sokol “Slavic Soul” composed by P. Sokol from Slavic Soul (2011) on Mystic Productions (, Poland);

5/ Psio Crew “Baciar” composed by Psio Crew from EP Baciar (2010) ; internet release -on bands website (Poland)  free download

6/ Dikanda` “Jokoriste czarno” composed by Dikanda from Live (2010, added 08/29/2011) on (Poland)

7/ Dikanda “Ajotoro” composed by Dikanda from Live (2010) on (Poland)

8/ Sedativa “God Bless Them” composed by the band from “I” (2011) on OffSide Records  (Poland)

9/ Sedativa “Sirens” composed by the band from “I”  (2011) on OffSide Rec (Poland)

10/ Vladimirska “Godzik” composed the band;  from CD Night Trains (2011) on Gustaff Records (Poland); check them out on Facebook

11/ Vladimirska “Spectacolo” composed by the band;  from CD Night Trains  (2011) on Gustaff Records (Poland)

12/ Anna Riveiro- Jagielska and Maayan “La comida de la manana” ; trad from dos amantes – sepharadic songs (2011) on Riveiro Music (,, Poland)

13/ Anna Riveiro-Jagielska and Maayan “Para Que Quero yo mas Vivir?”; traditional from dos amantes – sepharadic songs (2011) on Riveiro Music (,, Poland)

14/ Anna Jagielska-Riveiro and Maayan – “Pesah a la Mano”; traditional from Dos Amantes – Sepharadic Songs (2011) on Riveiro Music (,, Poland)

15/ Roberto Delira and Kompany “Kon Intro and  Kon;” composed by band from Zabobon/Superstition (2010) on Karrot Kommando ( , Poland)

16/ Volosi “Polka Ostateczna – Final Polka” composed by J. Kaczmarzyk from Volosi (2011) on Unzipped Fly Rec/Fonografika (,, Poland);

17/ Volosi “Sigut Techno” composed by Jan Kaczmarzyk from Volosi (2011) on Unzipped Fly Rec/Fonografika (,, Poland); 

18/ Przemek Sokol “Kamarat” composed by Przemek Sokol from Slavic Soul (2011) on Mystic Productions (, Poland);

19/ Przemek Sokol “Zmierzch Dawnych Bogow” composed by Przemyslaw Sokol from Slavic Soul (2011) on Mystic Productions (,  Poland)

20/ Dikanda “Szirato” composed by Dikanda from Ajotoro (2007) on Dikanda (, Poland)

Klezmer music from Poland

February 14, 2011
Here is a playlist for yesterday’s Klezmer, Jewish music show. I was only able to fit 7 artists this time. There is so much more worth presenting that’s happening on the Polish Klezmer scene that I will continue featuring more of this type of music on the future WORT shows.
01/  Siegra, Saposzkele,  (CD Memories of Stone, on Windhunter Rec, 2010)
02/  Kroke, Luftmentsch (CD Out of Sight, Oriente Rec, 2010)
03/  Chanajki Klezmer Band, Rivkele di Shabesdike (CD Chanajki, self released 2010)
04/  Chanajki Klezmer Band, Bialistok majn hajm, (CD Chanajki, self released, 2010)
05/  Klezmafour, Klezmafour, The Storm (CD Klezmafour, 2010)
06/  Klezmafour, Klezmafour, Lublin  (CD Klezmafour, 2010)
07/  Klezmafour, Klezmafour, Bialystok Station (CD Klezmafour, 2010)
08/  Klezmafour, Klezmafour, Suite Part2 (CD Klezmafour, 2010)
09/ Quartet Klezmer Trio, 8PM, Ich Hob, (CD Austeria, 2008)
10/  Quartet Klezmer Trio, 8PM, Cziribim,  (CD Austeria, 2008)
11/  Edyta Geppert & Kroke,  Zrob cos z soba, (CD Spiewam Zycie EMI, 2006)
12/  Cukunft, Track 2 (CD Itstikeyt, Lado ABC, 2010)
13/  Cukunft, track 8 (CD Fargangenheit, Lado ABC, 2010)
14/ Jascha Lieberman, Oyfn Weg Shteyt a Boym, (CD Bats Gallery, Jascha Lieberman, 2010)
15/  Cukunft, Track 9 (CD Fargangenheit, Lado ABC, 2010)
16/  Jascha Lieberman, Szeroka Street (CD Bats Gallery, Jascha Lieberman, 2010)

December 7, 2010

Playlist for Polish Music show on WORT 89.9 FM “Global Revolutions” on 12/6/2010 (St. Nicholas Day); Madison, WI; archived at

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01/ Enej “Radio Hello” from Folko-Rabel (2010) on Rockers Publishing (Poland);

02/ St. Nicholas Orchestra “Ballad About St. Nicholas” from Old Music (2007) on Ferment records (, Poland);

03/ Mosaik “Hej, Z Gory” from LudoVaVa (2010) on CM Records (, Poland); artist website

04/ Roberto Delira and Kompany “Kon Intro; Kon;” from Zabobon/Superstition EP (2010) on Karrot Kommando (,  Poland) New — 2 part song:  Horse intro, Horse

05/ Dautenis “Ja myslalam ze to slonce wschodzi” from Mozna Tak, Mozna Tak (2009) on Self-released (, Poland)

06/ Village Kollektiv “Uado” from SubVillage Sound (2010) on Open Sources (;  Poland) bands website:

07/ Grzegorz z Ciechowa “Piejo kury Piejo” from Oj Dadana (CD, Album, Private, 1996) on Pomaton (Poland) — sampling of trad. polish vocals, melodies;  side project of Grzegorz Ciechowski – leader of alt-rock/pop band Republika

08/ Masala “Palce i Zapalnik” from Caly Ten Swiat (This Whole World) (CD, Album, Private, 2010) on Open Sources (;  Poland) – Polish banghra/electro-hop mix

09/ Village Kollektiv “Romani Chaj (feat: Caci Vorba)” from SubVillage Sound (2010) on Open Sources (;  Poland)

10/ Dagadana “Swiniorz” from Malenka (2010) on offside records (; Poland)

11/ VooVoo and Haydamaky “Wyszla Mloda” from Self-tiltled (2009) on Agora (Poland) — collaboration between VooVoo from Poland and Haydamaky from Ukraine

12/ Enej “Pan Babilon” from Folkrabel (2010) on Rockers Publishing (Poland) artists website:

13/ Dagadana “Tango” from Malenka (2010) on Offside records (;  Poland) website:; Polish-Ukrainian Trio

14/ Edyta Geppert and Kroke “Meshuge” from Spiewam Zycie ( 2006) on EMI Poland (Poland) ; re-released by Oriente Rec in Germany in 2007— artists website:

15/ Edyta Geppert & Kroke “Zrob Cos Ze Soba” from Spiewam Życie (I Sing Life)

16/ Joanna Slowinska and Jarek Bester “Bal U Pana Boga” from Bal U Pana Boga (2010) on Rozstaje Publishing (, Poland)  artist website:  and

17/ Anna Jagielska “Avrix mi Galanica” from Lunas Olvidadas – Sepharadic Songs (2009) on Anya Records (, Poland)

18/ Joanna Slowinska “Jasio” from Mozesz Byc (2007) on QL Music (Poland) – Polish Folk-Pop singer, formerly of Muzykanci

19/ Janusz Prusinowski Trio and Magdalena Wojciechowska “Mazurek C-dur op.24 number 2” from Fantasies on Polish Theme (2010, added 12/06/2010) on Wydawnictwo Sluchaj Uchem (, Poland); artist label:;

20/ Janusz Prusinowski Trio “Oberek Braci Gacow” from Fantasies on Polish Themes (2010) on Wydawnictwo Sluchaj Uchem (, Poland)

21/ Singers from Galki Rusinowskie “Wedding Chant” from Fantasies on Polish Themes (2010) on Wydawnictwo Sluchaj Uchem (, Poland)

22/ Janusz Prusinowski Trio and Magdalena Wojciechowska “Mazurek a-moll” from Fantasies on Polish Theme (2010) on Wydawnictwo Sluchaj Uchem (, Poland) F.Chopin’s composition

23/  Maria Pomianowska and Friends “Chopin in Africa” from Chopin on Five Continents (2010) on CM Records (, Poland) New — Op. 28 number 15 by F.Chopin ; artist website:

24/ Maria Pomianowska and Friends “Chopin in Balkans” from Chopin on Five Continents (2010) on CM Records (;  Poland) New — “Spring Song” – Op 74 number 1 by F. Chopin

25/ Mosaic “Oto Marysiu” from LudoVaVa (2010) on CM Records (, Poland) ; traditional song from Kurpie region of Poland ;

26/ Roberto Delira and Kompany “Zabobon – Superstition” from Zabobon (CD, EP, Private, 2010) on (Poland); new project from the leader of Zywiolak – Polish flagship heavy-folk band -

Big Thanks to Martin, David and Eugenia for this second invitation to the Global Revolutions on WORT.