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WOMEX 17 Kato Connections

The WOMEX 17 Kato Connections stage outlined the musical diversity of our host city's national, regional and international links.

Nine artists performed as part of this programme, representing three areas of Katowice connections: three artists representing Poland; three artists representing Poland's neighbours of Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia; and three representing international cities of music of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network: Salvador, Ghent and Katowice itself.

The WOMEX 17 Showcase was comprised of the Official Selection, DJ Summit, Kato Connections and offWOMEX programmes,and the WOMEX Artist Award.

 

Banda, by Jakub Dvorák

Banda (Slovakia)

Acoustic and quirky takes on the traditional music of Slovakia and its neighbours.

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Photo by Jakub Dvorák

 

Hanba!, by Szymon Szczesniak

Hanba! (Poland)

Loud-shouting, banjo-thrashing, tub-thumping acoustipunk with songs of the Second Polish Republic.

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Photo by Szymon Szczesniak

 

Haz’art Trio, by Frank Schindelbeck

Haz’art Trio (Tunisia/Switzerland/Germany)

Arabic jazz that slinks and grooves between oud, double bass and drums.

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Photo by Frank Schindelbec

 

Maniucha & Ksawery, by Wojtek Rudzki

Maniucha & Ksawery (Poland)

An avant garde meeting of madcap jazz double-bassery and sweet Polish folk-song.

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Photo by Wojtek Rudzki

 

Marcin Wyrostek, by Nicholas Dominic Talvola

Marcin Wyrostek Band (Poland)

The award-winning Katowice-based musician presents accordion music from around the world with his seven-piece band.

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Photo by Nicholas Dominic Talvola

 

Marta Topferova, by Michaela Feuereislova

Marta Topferova & Milokraj (Czech Republic)

Czech songs and Latin styles performed by the dynamic singer and her all-star Eastern European ensemble.

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Photo by Michaela Feuereislova

 

Osama Abdulrasol, by Sofie Dewulf

Osama Abdulrasol Quintet (Iraq/Belgium)

Ghent-based quintet mixing Arabic and Western classical styles, led by the virtuoso qanun player.

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Photo by Sofie Dewulf

 

Skład Niearchaiczny

Skład Niearchaiczny (Poland)

Bringing out the essence of native music of the Beskids by reaching to its deeply rooted potential and inspirations.

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Trio Wozniak/Wachowiak/Kinaszewska

Trio Woźniak/Wachowiak/Kinaszewska aka WoWaKin (Poland)

Each from the different backgrounds of classical, jazz and theatre, the trio reflect the living folk dance traditions of central Europe.

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The Kato Connections stage is supported by:

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, ImiT (Institution of Music and Dance), World Music from Slovakia, Czech Music Office, Arts and Theatre Institute and the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

 

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