#4 Warsaw Village Band – POLAND

20 Jul

At My Mothers – Warsaw Village Band

The Warsaw Village Band formed as a response and affront to the globalization of Poland after the fall of the Berlin Wall. For the former Warsaw Pact countries, the early 90’s ushered in countless multinational corporations leading to the loss of Polish cultural identity.

Instead of subscribing to MTV, the band explored Poland’s musical traditions and took up Polish rooted instruments rarely heard in modern music. Member Wojciech Krzak has stated that the band is “trying to create a new cultural proposition for the youth in an alternative way to contemporary show-biz.”

Although they play the instruments of their forbears, (traditional Polish fiddle, dulcimer, hurdy gurdy…), the Warsaw Village Band creates a sound rooted in the past yet bearing a trance like intonation straight out of the here and now.

Warsaw Village Band Homepage


2 Responses to “#4 Warsaw Village Band – POLAND”

  1. Jamie August 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    I’m sort of obsessed with this song. Thank you for posting it!

    • unboundedsong August 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

      Yeah, this has been my favorite so far. Makes me want to go to the forest.

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