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3 July Monday

15:00Hens, geese and other birds... family workshops over ETHNO workshops ŻyWa Pracownia, Celna 5

Hens, geese and other birds, ie wooden toys from the Krakow's tradition: family workshops over ETHNOinspirations

Admission: 35 zł / reservation: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl

ŻyWa Pracownia – is a group of craftsmen, artistic crafts instructors, graduates of the People’s University of Artistic Crafts in Wola Sękowa. Operating on the border of architecture and traditional crafts, the collective ŻyWa Pracownia deals with education in the area of regional traditions, environment and architecture, creating a meeting place for people and cultures and a space for social and cultural activities, design, urban gardening and charity activities (“Soup in the Planty” campaign).

17:00Hens, geese and other birds... workshops for adults over E workshops ŻyWa Pracownia, Celna 5

Hens, geese and other birds, ie wooden toys from the Krakow's tradition: workshops for adults over ETHNOinspirations

Admission: 35 zł / reservation: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl

ŻyWa Pracownia – is a group of craftsmen, artistic crafts instructors, graduates of the People’s University of Artistic Crafts in Wola Sękowa. Operating on the border of architecture and traditional crafts, the collective ŻyWa Pracownia deals with education in the area of regional traditions, environment and architecture, creating a meeting place for people and cultures and a space for social and cultural activities, design, urban gardening and charity activities (“Soup in the Planty” campaign).

17:30Arkadiusz Szałata: Polish traditional dances for beginners workshops Strefa, Św. Tomasza 31

Arkadiusz Szałata: Polish traditional dances for beginners

Admission: 20 zł / booking: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl


Arkadiusz Szałata – drummer, bassist and harmonica player. A member of the ensembles: Tadirindum (Rzeszów regional music of Stanisław Piróg and the Sowa family; award winner of the Old Tradition Competition in 2017, Addhrai (traditional Italian music), Loombago (Polish street music). Participated in Maria Siwiec’s, Jan Kmita’s and Stanisław Skiba’s field studies (2014-2015).

19:00Maria Siwiec and Katarzyna Chodoń: Kajoki songs - singing workshops workshops The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow / 1 Wolnica Square

Maria Siwiec and Katarzyna Chodoń: Kajoki songs - singing workshops

Admission: 35 zł / reservations: dorota@etnomuzeum.eu


Katarzyna Chodoń – vocalist, animator of traditional folk culture. She sings in the following ensembles: SWADA, Strojone and Tadirindum. She leads Polish dance and singing workshops for children (Pani od muzyki) and adults (e.g. Folkowisko Festival, Folk Caravan in D'Abruzzo, Crossroads Festival in Krakow, Polska Eire Festival). She won Sabałowe Bajania Review in Bukowina Tatrzańska in 2015 in the folk singer category.

Maria Siwiec – one of the most outstanding folk singers in Poland. She comes from the Kajoków microregion, practicing its musical traditions of song (Gałcunecki, Zakukała Kukułecka) and dance (many times award-winning in the National Traditional Folk Dance Competition in Rzeszów). Thanks to her fantastic vocals and performing style she has raised a group of vocalists and musicians. The winner of the Oskar Kolberg Award for Merit to Folk Culture in 2015.

4 July Tuesday

15:00About the fajerki ie decorating bags in the floral motifs of the life tree... family workshops workshops ŻyWa Pracownia, Celna 5

About the fajerki ie decorating bags in the floral motifs of the life tree using the cuttings, furniture and Krakow's traditional clothings: family workshops

Admission: 35 zł / reservation: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl


ŻyWa Pracownia – is a group of craftsmen, artistic crafts instructors, graduates of the People’s University of Artistic Crafts in Wola Sękowa. Operating on the border of architecture and traditional crafts, the collective ŻyWa Pracownia deals with education in the area of regional traditions, environment and architecture, creating a meeting place for people and cultures and a space for social and cultural activities, design, urban gardening and charity activities (“Soup in the Planty” campaign).

17:00About the fajerki ie decorating bags in the floral motifs of the life tree... workshops for adults workshops ŻyWa Pracownia, Celna 5

About the fajerki ie decorating bags in the floral motifs of the life tree using the cuttings, furniture and Krakow's traditional clothings: workshops for adults

Admission: 35 zł / reservation: warsztaty@zywapracownia.pl


ŻyWa Pracownia – is a group of craftsmen, artistic crafts instructors, graduates of the People’s University of Artistic Crafts in Wola Sękowa. Operating on the border of architecture and traditional crafts, the collective ŻyWa Pracownia deals with education in the area of regional traditions, environment and architecture, creating a meeting place for people and cultures and a space for social and cultural activities, design, urban gardening and charity activities (“Soup in the Planty” campaign).

17:30Jadwiga Kula: traditional Polish dances for the advanced workshops Strefa, Św. Tomasza 31

Jadwiga Kula: traditional Polish dances for the advanced

Admission: 40 zł / booking: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl


Jadwiga Kula – regionalist, folklorist and choreographer of folk and traditional dances. Animator of culture and community activist. Professionally connected with the Municipal Culture Centre of the Municipality of Leżajsk in Giedlarowa, the Culture Centre in Kamień, the Culture Centre in Nowa Sarzyna and the Museum of Folk Culture in Kolbuszowa. A member of the Folusz Folk Ensemble. She focuses her activities on the development and performance in shows presenting folk rites and folk traditions in the Leżajsk region.

19:00Genowefa Lenarcik and Olga Kozieł: Kurpie songs - singing workshops workshops The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow / 1 Wolnica Square

Genowefa Lenarcik and Olga Kozieł: Kurpie songs - singing workshops

Admission: 35 zł / reservations: dorota@etnomuzeum.eu


Genowefa Lenarcik – a vocalist from the Kurpie region. She performs the repertoire and practices the style of singing bequeathed after her father (Stanisław Brzozowy) and grandfather (Leon Brzozowy), both outstanding Kurpie singers. She has extensive knowledge of Kurpie traditions and culture. She is a teacher, running singing and crafts workshops. She crochets, makes various adornments and decorations, embroidery and crepe-paper flowers

Olga Kozieł – Genowefa Lenarcik’s pupil. She completed education at the 1st-level School of Music in the piano class. A graduate of the Pedagogical Faculty of the University of Warsaw, a holder of the scholarship of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and a graduate of the Institute of Musicology at the University of Warsaw. Since 2005 she has pursued her interest in traditional music. She participated many times in music workshops run by instructors from Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Lithuania and Serbia and in field trips to Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Currently she carries out research in the eastern part of the Lublin region under the scholarship awarded by the Mayor of Lublin. She is a member of many traditional music ensembles (Sekunda mała, Z lasu, Zespół Śpiewaczy Ewy Grochowskiej, Lubelski Komitet Pożegnalny) and the curator of the series “Home Concerts”. She runs singing workshops for adults and music lessons for children.

5 July Wednesday

13:00Small Crossroads: Katarzyna Chodoń and Paweł Płudowski - lasoviac games with live music workshops The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow / 1 Wolnica Square

Small Crossroads: Katarzyna Chodoń and Paweł Płudowski - lasoviac games with live music

Admission: 15 zł / reservations: dorota@etnomuzeum.eu


Katarzyna Chodoń – vocalist, animator of traditional folk culture. She sings in the following ensembles: SWADA, Strojone and Tadirindum. She leads Polish dance and singing workshops for children (Pani od muzyki) and adults (e.g. Folkowisko Festival, Folk Caravan in D'Abruzzo, Crossroads Festival in Krakow, Polska Eire Festival). She won Sabałowe Bajania Review in Bukowina Tatrzańska in 2015 in the folk singer category.

Paweł Płudowski – a violinist from Kolbuszowa and a violin teacher. A member of the Muzyka z Huty Komorowska ensemble. The winner of the Review of Folk Bands and Singers in Kazimierz Dolny on the Vistula in 2016. Cooperates with the Museum of Folk Culture in Kolbuszowa, participating in many projects devoted to the promotion of traditional music of the Lasowiaki people.

15:30Jadwiga Kula: traditional Polish dances for the advanced workshops Strefa, Św. Tomasza 31

Jadwiga Kula: traditional Polish dances for the advanced

Admission: 40 zł / booking: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl


Jadwiga Kula – regionalist, folklorist and choreographer of folk and traditional dances. Animator of culture and community activist. Professionally connected with the Municipal Culture Centre of the Municipality of Leżajsk in Giedlarowa, the Culture Centre in Kamień, the Culture Centre in Nowa Sarzyna and the Museum of Folk Culture in Kolbuszowa. A member of the Folusz Folk Ensemble. She focuses her activities on the development and performance in shows presenting folk rites and folk traditions in the Leżajsk region.

18:00Trebunie-Tutki & Urmuli Quintet (Poland / Georgia) concert Church of St. Catherine

An absolute Polish folk classic, highly acclaimed on the international stage, Trebunie-Tutki band meets another outstanding highlander group – Georgian Urmuli. They jointly created an astonishingly cohesive and ravishing whole, as we can hear on their fine record Duch gór (The Spirit of the Mountains) which was released last year. Its presentation in concert promises to be a great event. The record made jointly by both ensembles is an artistic cross-cultural dialogue; it is their joint story, moving, emotional.

Wednesday | 05.07.2017 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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19:30Debashish Bhattacharya (India) concert Church of St. Catherine

One of the most outstanding, world acclaimed figures in India’s music, Debashish Bhattacharya, is a great virtuoso of Indian guitar. He is highly regarded as an artist, for his genuine passion for music-making, excellent technique, as well as spirituals aspects of his art. The artist’s most recent, splendid record has been just released. It has the meaningful title Hawaii To Calcuta with the subtitle A Tribute to Tau Moe – as it is dedicated to the artist who made Hawaii guitar popular in India.

Wednesday | 05.07.2017 | 7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

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21:00Gulaza (Yemen / Israel) concert Church of St. Catherine

Members of the group invite listeners to a world of prayer, passion, love and the longing for freedom. The world of tradition rediscovered, interpreted in their own way and performed in their own style... 

Gulaza’s project is particularly strongly related with the fascinating heritage of Yemenite women’s songs. Mystical texts passed down from mother to daughter for generations get a modern sound and contemporary meaning in the instrumental arrangement developed by the ensemble. The combination of traditional string instruments from the Sahara region, the cello and the acoustic guitar, and the fact that the songs are for the first time sung by a male vocalist – all that creates a unique whole.

Wednesday | 05.07.2017 | 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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22:15Torgeir Vassvik & Ural Pop (Norway / Finland) concert Strefa, Tomasza 31 Street

A very special meeting in the circle of musical experiment based on Sami/Lapp music and the Finno-Ugric sound influence. Torgeir Vassvik with his new line-up – Kristiina Ilmonen and Rauno Nieminen – combines their deep knowledge and performing mastery to give ole traditions a new, contemporary sound.

The Ural Pop project is a constant exploration and improvisation, in which the main role is played by archaic performing forms, instruments and sound, founded on the oldest regional tradition of folk music.

Wednesday | 05.07.2017 | 10.15 p.m. - 11.15 p.m.

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23:30Jorgos & Antonis Skolias / Kolos (Poland) concert Strefa, Tomasza 31 Street

A sensational family team bringing their own, refreshing vision of music, disregarding all genre limitations, freely drawing inspirations from folk and traditional music – in particular Greek, but also from other regions of Europe, as well as jazz. The outstanding Polish vocalist and his no less talented son playing the drums, propose the audience their trans music deeply rooted in the rhythm, whilst at the same melodious.

Wednesday | 05.07.2017 | 11.30 p.m. - 12.30 a.m.
6 July Thursday

13:00Small Crossroads: Katarzyna Chodoń and Daniel Kuebler - Krakow's games with live music workshops The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow / 1 Wolnica Square

Small Crossroads: Katarzyna Chodoń and Daniel Kübler - Krakow's games with live music

Admission: 15 zł / reservations: dorota@etnomuzeum.eu


Katarzyna Chodoń – vocalist, animator of traditional folk culture. She sings in the following ensembles: SWADA, Strojone and Tadirindum. She leads Polish dance and singing workshops for children (Pani od muzyki) and adults (e.g. Folkowisko Festival, Folk Caravan in D'Abruzzo, Crossroads Festival in Krakow, Polska Eire Festival). She won Sabałowe Bajania Review in Bukowina Tatrzańska in 2015 in the folk singer category.

Daniel Kübler – a folk singer and musician, playing the trumpet, the clarinet, the violin, the heligonka and other instruments. Collector of folk tunes and songs from the Proszowice area (at Kuźnia Folkloristic Association). Together with members of the Kopiénioki Group from Igołomia, he revives old music and songs of the local people of the Krakow region. Award-wining at the Folk Pastorals and Carols Competition in Krzeszowice, the Krakow Wreath in Szczurowa and Sabałowe Bajania.

14:30Piotr Zgorzelski and Katarzyna Chodoń: dance workshops for all - krakowiaki workshops Strefa, Św. Tomasza 31

Piotr Zgorzelski and Katarzyna Chodoń: dance workshops for all - krakowiaki

Admission: 40 zł / booking: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl


Katarzyna Chodoń – vocalist, animator of traditional folk culture. She sings in the following ensembles: SWADA, Strojone and Tadirindum. She leads Polish dance and singing workshops for children (Pani od muzyki) and adults (e.g. Folkowisko Festival, Folk Caravan in D'Abruzzo, Crossroads Festival in Krakow, Polska Eire Festival). She won Sabałowe Bajania Review in Bukowina Tatrzańska in 2015 in the folk singer category.

Piotr Zgorzelski – an ethnologist by profession, he co-creates the ensemble Janusz Prusinowski Kompania (formerly Janusz Prusinowski Trio). For over 20 years he has run Polish traditional dance workshops in Poland and abroad. He learned dance directly from folk and city dancers of the older generation and by studying archive sources. In this way he developed his own programme of classes, taking into account predispositions and skills of contemporary people of the generation which has no contact with living folk music. Since 2015, together with the Music and Dance Institute, he has run the portal www.taniec.edu.pl (Traditional Dance PL) promoting and teaching Polish national, old and traditional dances.

16:30Pulkkinen - Räss - Sadovska: singing workshops workshops Strefa, Św. Tomasza 31

Pulkkinen - Räss - Sadovska (Finland / Switzerland / Ukraine): singing workshops

Admission: 20 PLN / booking: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl


Pulkkinen - Räss - Sadovska (Finland / Switzerland / Ukraine) – an international trio, initiated by the outstanding Finnish vocalist  Outi Pulkkinen. The artists creatively combine the archaic forms of song from different cultural environments, traditional runic songs and Kalevala (Pulkkinen), Ukrainian ritual songs and white voice (Sadovska) and Alpine tradition of yodel (Räss). 

Mariana Sadovska comes from Lviv. She is a composer, a multi-instrumentalist, a vocalist and an actress. She has been active in New York, where she has cooperated with such artists as  Michael Alpert, Anthony Coleman, and Frank London. The Polish audience knows her from her projects with  OPT Gardzienice.
 
Outi Pulkkinen is an artist known for vocal experiments and an expert in Finnish folklore. She plays the traditional string instrument jouhikko. She studies centuries old tradition of runic songs.

Nadia Räss practices yodel – a traditional style of singing characterised by an alternate use of vocal registers.

18:00Katarína Máliková / Pustvopol (Slovakia) concert Church of St. Catherine

A brilliant and sophisticated return to the beautiful traditions of Slovak culture, whilst at the same time its subtle interweaving into the modern sound. Katarína Máliková with her band proposes a sophisticated creation in the attractive form.

Thursday | 06.07.2017 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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19:30Gurdjieff Ensemble (Armenia) concert Church of St. Catherine

A world-renowned ensemble, inspired by artistic and philosophical ideas of the famous Armenian mystic Georgi Gurdijeff. Its music is rooted in folk and religious music -- Armenian, Greek, Arab, Kurdish, Assyrian, Persian and Caucasian. In its record Komitas released in 2015 by the prestigious ECM label, the group took up the work of Komitas Vardapet – an Armenian composer, ethnomusicologist, arranger, vocalist and priest, known as the father of contemporary Armenian music.

Thursday | 06.07.2017 | 7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

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21:00Kayhan Kalhor & Maria Pomianowska (Iran / Poland) concert Church of St. Catherine

Outstanding Iranian artists will take us on a musical, cultural and spiritual journey to the sources of Persian tradition. Kayhan Kalhor, an absolute master playing the kamancheh will be concerting together with Ali Bahrami Fardem playing the Persian santur. Maria Pomianowska will be the guest star at the concert that will be the opportunity for a meeting of two acclaimed artists – from Iran and from Poland – playing the knee fiddle.

Thursday | 06.07.2017 | 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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22:15Pulkkinen Räss Sadovska (Finland / Switzerland / Ukraine) concert Strefa, Tomasza 31 Street

Music of extreme beauty – based on the sources and on one tradition, but at the same time a cross-culture meeting of various sensitivities from three parts of Europe.

Runic songs set in the tradition of the Estonian coast of the Baltic were entered on the UNSECO Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2008. Kinu and Manja are two small islands situated on Estonian coast, with a population of around 600. Pre-Christian tradition of rune songs or kalevala-meter is particularly noteworthy on the islander’s music repertoire. The outstanding Finnish singer Outi Pulkkinen explores and draws artistic inspiration from the tradition of runic songs. Her joint project with Mariana Sadovska (Ukraine) and Nadia Räss (Switzerland) is unique in that it is a creative meeting of the archaic forms of songs from different cultural backgrounds: the runic song tradition and Kalevala (Pulkkinen), Ukrainian ritual songs and the white voice (Sadovska) and Alpine tradition of yodelling (Räss). Yodelling is now in the advanced stage of procedure to be included on the UNESO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The cooperation between the artists has resulted in moving contemporary music, deeply rooted in tradition.

Thursday | 06.07.2017 | 10.15 p.m. - 11.15 p.m.

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23:30Sutari / Osty (Poland) concert Strefa, Tomasza 31 Street

Three girls – a modest formula and unbounded, exuberant musicality, the joy of being on stage, the joy of singing. The members of Sutari trio arouse Polish and international audiences’ enthusiasm. They have concerted in many countries around the world, captivating the lovers of traditional music and contemporary alternative alike. Their poetic and at the same time anarchic creation, full of wisdom and humour, earned them a large group of fans. They became known for their ”kitchen avant-garde for three female voices and instruments of everyday use”. They are coming to Krakow to celebrate the premiere of their new, long-awaited second record titled Osty (Thistles).

Thursday | 06.07.2017 | 11.30 p.m. - 12.30 a.m.
7 July Friday

13:00Small Crossroads: Daniel Kübler: Krakow instruments - violin, heligonka, pipes workshops The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow / 1 Wolnica Square

Small Crossroads: Daniel Kübler: Krakow instruments - violin, heligonka, pipes

Admission: 15 zł / reservations: dorota@etnomuzeum.eu


Daniel Kübler – a folk singer and musician, playing the trumpet, the clarinet, the violin, the heligonka and other instruments. Collector of folk tunes and songs from the Proszowice area (at Kuźnia Folkloristic Association). Together with members of the Kopiénioki Group from Igołomia, he revives old music and songs of the local people of the Krakow region. Award-wining at the Folk Pastorals and Carols Competition in Krzeszowice, the Krakow Wreath in Szczurowa and Sabałowe Bajania.

15:30Piotr and Bogumiła Zgorzelski: dance workshops for all - city dances workshops Strefa, Św. Tomasza 31

Piotr and Bogumiła Zgorzelski: dance workshops for all - traditional city dances

Admission: 20 PLN / booking: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl


Piotr Zgorzelski – an ethnologist by profession, he co-creates the ensemble Janusz Prusinowski Kompania (formerly Janusz Prusinowski Trio). For over 20 years he has run Polish traditional dance workshops in Poland and abroad. He learned dance directly from folk and city dancers of the older generation and by studying archive sources. In this way he developed his own programme of classes, taking into account predispositions and skills of contemporary people of the generation which has no contact with living folk music. Since 2015, together with the Music and Dance Institute, he has run the portal www.taniec.edu.pl (Traditional Dance PL) promoting and teaching Polish national, old and traditional dances.

18:00Kapela Maliszów (Poland) concert The Galicia Jewish Museum

One of the greatest recent discoveries of the Polish music stage. A family band which captivates all listeners who have open minds and hearts. The group came to Krakow to present their new, much expected record.

They come from Męcina Mała in Beskid Niski. The band was set up by the multi-instrumentalist Jan Malisz and his children – Kacper and Zuzanna. They draw inspiration from traditional music of their region, i.e. dances and songs from the Gorlice area. They play music in a traditional, archaic way on the violins, the bass and the drums, but allow themselves for some freedom, joy and improvisation. It is more than conscientious re-creation of old tunes.

Friday | 07.07.2017 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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19:00Karolina Cicha & Bart Pałyga (Poland) concert Wolnica Square

Karolina Cicha’s artistic activity is very impressive, Her successive  experiments are up to the highest artistic level. This time, the award winner of the Grand Prix of the New Tradition Festival, who took the challenge to deal with Różewicz’s poetry, music of minorities which once lived in Podlasie or even Pakistani tradition, comes up with a new project. Together with Bart Pałysa, well known to the folk stage, she takes another difficult but fascinating challenge. In their album Płyta  Tatarska (The Tatar Record), they try to re-create the music of Podlasie Tatars. 

Friday | 07.07.2017 | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

20:15Elida Almeida (Cabo Verde) concert Wolnica Square

Cape Verde Islands have brought us – it appears – another jewel. A young and highly promising vocalist, who might soon match the most outstanding artists born in the country that gave us the great Cesária Évora,

The artist had her phonographic debut a little more than a year ago with her record titled Ora doci Ora margos (Sweet Times, Bitter Times), released by the renowned Lusafrica label. Elida Almeida overcomes her childhood trauma, offering us a record that abounds with captivating melodies to the accompaniment which is modern, though rooted in tradition. She sings her songs with her characteristic, warm, youthful voice.

Friday | 07.07.2017 | 8.15 p.m. - 9.15 p.m.

21:30Joanna Słowińska feat. Outti Pulkkinen (Poland / Finland) concert Wolnica Square

Joanna Słowińska - one of the most charismatic stars on the Polish stage, a vocalist and a great stage personality known to the fans of ethno and world music for the repertoire inspired by Polish and Slavic traditional music. She is not afraid to take up new challenges and artistic experiment. She has cooperated with Jarosław Bester and Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices. Zygmunt Konieczny also composed for her.

Archipelag_2 announces a new edition of the project and the autumn Scandinavian concert tour. A primeval vocal energy confronted with electronic sound and acoustic instruments. Contemporary and traditional texts. Author’s own and traditional compositions, as well as Polish and Slavic ritual songs.

Friday | 07.07.2017 | 9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.

22:30Dance Night: ON TWO Strefa, Tomasza 31 Street


Friday | 07.07.2017 | 10.30 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Free entry
8 July Saturday

10:30Joanna Skowrońska: songs of the returnees from the former Yugoslavia - singing workshops workshops The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Krakow / 1 Wolnica Square

Joanna Skowrońska: songs of the returnees from the former Yugoslavia - singing workshops

Admission: 35 zł / reservations: dorota@etnomuzeum.eu


Joanna Skowrońska – ethnologist and vocalist. For many years she has been involved in field studies in Poland and in Ukrainian Polesye, and since 2010 also in Lower Silesia. She cooperates with Ważka Foundation based in Lower Silesia. She learns songs from village singers. She has gained experience cooperating with outstanding folklorists from Poland and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe. She co-created the programme of the Laboratory of Guardians of Tradition which deals with education and promotion of traditional music live. She studies different styles of vocal emission in traditional singing and how contemporary performers and the audience see such songs. She performs with the following musical ensembles: Pieśni Odzyskane, Inicjatywa Sentymentalna, Gliniane Pieśni and Zespół Z lasu.

13:30Justyna Piernik: songs from Kujawy - singing workshops workshops Strefa, Św. Tomasza 31

Justyna Piernik: songs from Kujawy region - singing workshops

Admission: 20 PLN / booking: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl


Justyna Piernik – a vocalist, a collector of traditional songs, a culture animator, a documenter, a journalist, the leader of Warszawa Wschodnia ensemble. Organises and participates in field studies and community-based artistic projects in Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Her main interests are old performing styles and how they change over time, e.g. as regards vocal music of the Kujawy region.


15:30Piotr and Bogumiła Zgorzelski: dance workshops for all - oberki mazurki workshops Strefa, Św. Tomasza 31

Piotr and Bogumiła Zgorzelski: dance workshops for all - oberki mazurki

Admission: 40 PLN / booking: etnokrakow@rozstaje.pl


Piotr Zgorzelski – an ethnologist by profession, he co-creates the ensemble Janusz Prusinowski Kompania (formerly Janusz Prusinowski Trio). For over 20 years he has run Polish traditional dance workshops in Poland and abroad. He learned dance directly from folk and city dancers of the older generation and by studying archive sources. In this way he developed his own programme of classes, taking into account predispositions and skills of contemporary people of the generation which has no contact with living folk music. Since 2015, together with the Music and Dance Institute, he has run the portal www.taniec.edu.pl (Traditional Dance PL) promoting and teaching Polish national, old and traditional dances.

18:00Ola Bilińska / Libelid (Poland) concert The Galicia Jewish Museum

Ola Bilińska’s record Beryozkele subtitled Kołysanki jidysz (Yiddish Lullabies) was released three years ago and soon turned out the greatest sensation in its time – both phonographic and in concert. It achieved the title of the Folk Phonogram of the Year 2014. Lovers of folk and Jewish music, fans of alternative music, and those who look for the unique sound were equally captivated. Last year the artist presented something like a sequel supplementing her first record, Libelid, with the subtitle Pieśni miłosne jidysz (Yiddish Love Songs). Together with her group, Bilińska will promote the new record during the festival.

Saturday| 08.07.2017 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

19:00Ania Broda / Warmia Thousand Lakes (Poland) concert Alchemia, Estery 5 Street

One of the most original voices on the Polish musical scene and one of the most interesting personalities in folk music. She is equally enthusiastic about running vocal and instrumental workshops for children and parents and about giving captivating concerts. Anna Broda will present the pieces from her fantastic last year’s record Thousand Lakes, filled with unique, little known music of Warmia and Masuria. ”It is a special project dedicated to that region, a tribute to the culture of the region where I live, because I am a musician and because I want to promote and teach that music the generations to come”, says the artist.

Saturday | 08.07.2017 | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

19:00Homayoon (Iran) concert Wolnica Square

The group plays mystic music based on Sufi traditions and poetry of the greatest Sufi poet, known to the world as Rumi (Jalal ad-Din Muhammad ar-Rumi). Poetry in the original Persian language is enhanced by the sound of such instruments as ney (flute), daf (frame drum) and tonbak (wooden drum). They create classical Persian music, set in Sufi tradition.

Saturday | 08.07.2017 | 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

20:15Dikanda (Poland) concert Wolnica Square

Great dynamism, spontainety and musicality, brilliant references to various cultural traditions and a feeling for stage have brought Dikanda which has operated on the folk scene for two decades a crowd of fans. This crowd grows after every concert. The group is no doubt a Polish folk classic, but its concerts meet with an even warmer reception abroad. The artists have successful records to their credit, but live concerts are what they like the best – good news for the festival audience!

Saturday | 08.07.2017 | 8.15 p.m. - 9.15 p.m.

21:30Debalina Bhowmick & Folks of Bengal (India) concert Wolnica Square

The members of the ensemble brilliantly feature motifs of Bengali culture and tradition. As a result noble music of the source sound is created, likely to attract both world music connoisseurs and listeners who get in touch with this kind of art for the first time.

Saturday | 08.07.2017 | 9.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.

22:30Dance Night: poON THREE Strefa, Tomasza 31 Street


Saturday | 08.07.2017 | 10.30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
9 July Sunday

11:00After Crossroads Chiilout - Ethnobotanical workshops in Łętownia in Beskidy workshops

After Crossroads Chiilout - Ethnobotanical workshops in Łętownia in Beskidy region - run by: Joanna Mieszkowicz and Karol Szurdak.

Admission: 50 PLN / more information and registration: Asia Mieszkowicz: jmieszkowicz@aerisfuturo.pl


Karol Szurdak – ethnobotanist, MSc in biology, pharmacy technician. Since eight years he has expanded his knowledge of plants. His adventure with therapeutic plants began when he studied pharmacy. The meeting with Łukasz Łuczaj PhD and participation his was workshops which combine theory and practice in the harvesting and the use of medicinal plants was an important moment in Szudrak’s life. He continued his studies at the Jagiellonian University (in biology and geology, specialised in environmental protection), but he did not limit his studies to theory . Many times participated in botany camps and meetings of the botany section of the naturalist circle which he chaired for three years. He also participated in national ethobotany conferences. Karol Szurdak - Etnobotanika w praktyce

Joanna Mieszkowicz – in 2006 she founded Aeris Futuro Foundation, which she still chairs, creating ecoinnovation ideas. Her activities combine nature and culture, retracing the sources and the roots of culture. She is an enthusiastic follower of the idea of permaculture, practicing traditional dances from different corners of the world, and recently also Polish round dances. A co-owner of an old log-cabin house, sparing no effort to restore its traditional appearance, while introducing environmentally friendly solutions.