The Warsaw-Lublin Brass Band

The Warsaw-Lublin Brass Band was founded in 2017 in Warsaw. The inspiration for its creation was the traditional music of brass bands of the Lublin and Roztocze – both existing ones (such as Brass Band from Zdziłowice or Brass Band from Goraj) and those that already belong to history (such as Radzięcin or Łada orchestras). WLOD (if you used the abbreviation) is based on their repertoire using both old notebooks and writing scores from archival recordings. In the repertoire you will find traditional podróżniak, polka, oberek as well as foxtrots, waltzes, tango and marches. The orchestra aims primarily to play dance music with great power but also with musical elegance and has got an ambition to organize various events – from dancing to more solemn situations. Who knows, maybe even weddings in the future?

A concert “Roztocze – bliski wschód”. Festival Wszystkie Mazurki Świata

The Sekunda Mała

The Sekunda Mała duo performs two-voice and monophonic songs taken from the vocal traditions of various regions of Serbia, in which Bosnian and Macedonian influences also appear. In two-voice Serbian songs, usually one voice leads the melody, and the other almost stands still, holding the burdon accompanying the melody. The diverse Serbian repertoire abounds in surprising harmonics for the Polish listener – from the fifth to the minor second. It is the dissonances that appear in some songs that distinguish the Serbian polyphony against the background of Ukrainian and Russian polyphony. During the concert, dark, disturbing sounds accompanying former rituals are intertwined with lighter love songs. In addition to the repertoire typical of rural areas, you can also hear examples of the urban singing tradition.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with the various shades of Serbia’s vocal traditions performed by the Sekunda Mała duo.