of Traditional
and Avantgarde

2–5 September 2020

PROGRAM - Golden branch

Golden branch

5 September 2020 / Saturday / 20:00

Patio Centre for the Culture in Lublin





PRAKTYKI LOKALNEJ KULTURY [Workshops of Local Culture] / workshop groups



Festival Club – Golden branch / masked ball



researches styles of traditional singing (mainly ritual songs) in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. She makes recordings in the field, runs workshops and gives concerts of Polish traditional songs and instrumental music in north Lesser Poland and Lubelskie voivodeship.

She is author of educational and artistic projects which aim to pass on, reconstruct and promote Polish traditional music. Since 2017 she has been researching cultural identity and traditional music transformations in difficult historical circumstances as were post-war relocations. She is very fond of folk wedding songs which do not allow half-hearted singing and which she has learnt from traditional singers in Poland and Ukraine since 1999.

She was a student of violinist Jan Gaca from Przystałowice Małe in the years 2000-2013. She has been involved in numerous music projects and bands: Tęgie Chłopy, Z Lasu, Warszawa Wschodnia, Orkiestra Jarmarku Jagiellońskiego, MZK Toruń. She also obtained a grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. She has got PhD in human sciences.


Self-taught fiddler, disciple of a great master Kazimierz Meta. His musical explorations focus on direct master-disciple transmission of skills and tradition, as well as the archaic musical forms of the region of Mazovia.

He plays in crudo to accompany dances (Dom Tańca Poznań, Maciej Filipczuk i goście weselni) [Poznań House of Dance, Maciej Filipczuk and the Wedding Guests]. He is also the leader and co-author of many artistic projects inspired by traditional music, such as Lautari, Transkapela, Hałas Trio, Tęgie Chłopy [Stout Guys] and Niewte.

He has collaborated with such artists as Andrzej Bauer, Cezary Duchnowski, Marcin Pospieszalski, Kuba Suchar, Shlomo Bar, Koby Israelite, the ensembles Phonos ek Mechanes, Soundcheck, Zakariya, Małe Instrumenty [Small Instruments], Dziobak Brothers Band, as well as theatres: Pieśń Kozła [Song of the Goat Theatre], National Theatre in Warsaw and Studio Theatre.

He obtained Minister of Culture scholarships for such projects as “Mazurka Vulgaris”, “MetaMuzyka” and “Arche Vivum”.


Singer and singing teacher, psychotanatologist, funeral singer, music therapist specializing in male singing styles and religious folklore, including ritual and funeral songs. He learns directly from rural singers, conducts field research and leads singing workshops. He is the student of the funeral singer Jan Wnuk from Zdziłowice and Genowefa Lenarcik from Słotwiny.

Although singing in crudo takes most of the time, the artist is also deeply involved in other musical projects, such as “Minimal Blood” – traditional songs about women and blood and “Songs of transition” – songs about death and funeral songs accompanied by viola.

In 2015, as part of a scholarship awarded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, he carried out the project “I am going to the grave – Traditional Funeral Songs”. In 2016 he took the second place in the soloist category during the “Tournament of Real Musicians” (Turniej Muzyków Prawdziwych) in Szczecin. In 2017, he won the Grand Prix of the 20th Polish Radio Festival “New Tradition” [Nowa Tradycja] as part of the duet Grochocki_Odorowicz.


Free entrance


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20-007 Lublin

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