KATJUSHA KOZUBEK & Romano Swing
- Katjusha Kozubek (voc, dance)
- Krzysztof Rudowski (Accordeon, Piano)
- Leszek Schwarz (Guitar, Vocal)
- Macjek Petracho (Bass, Guitar)
- Tomasz Krzyzanowski (Violine)
- Wojciech Jurgiel (Accordeon)
- region:Poland and Tuva
- type:Band, Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
- artist submitted by:
Chants folkloriques Tziganes & Gypsy in Jazz
world music & dance
Concerts, Dances, Readings, Shows
Workshops: Romany Dance School
Roma Traditional Dance
& Gipsy Show Dance
... Between the worlds ...
The enthusiastic cosmopolitan combines the music of the Polish and Russian Roma, accompanied by her new ensemble and brings the Swing of Django Reinhardt on stage. It will touch your heart. Furious tempos, breath taking improvisation, romantic ballads, elegant tangos...the virtuoso of violin: Tomasz Krzyanowski and the sensual voice of the "Chanteuse of the Gypsy song" connect Paris, Warsaw and Moscow on a musical way.
She presents a true melange of the 30ies & 70ies salons in Paris, where the famous gypsy artists developed - under the influence of Alse Musette, tango and the music of the Hot club de France - a completely new interpretation of the East European gypsy folk music was born and an atmosphere in which the eastern nostalgia and the western modernity perfectly matched.
KATJUSHA KOZUBEK makes her German origin, influenced by a Russian and Polish culture, become the concept, inspiration, and resource of her art: Her 'Gypsy-roots'. Today she lives together with German Sinti and performs on stages in her home and foreign countries. KATJUSHA, dancing singer, stories telling dancer and dancing actress uses her geographical origin as a transnational concept of arts. She started her artistic career as a flamenco dancer and with gypsy dance improvisation.
Her interpretations of European concert folklore, reaching from Yiddish to Roma & Sinti songs, to Finland, Hungary, and Poland affairs, are very convincing and bewitch with tenderness and dithyramb temper as well as through Katjusha Kozubek's mimic and gestic expression. Her fascinating appearance exudes everything from aloofness to absolute dedication to the audience that laughs and cries with her. Every melody and text, no matter what language, appears to be unique due to her own interpretations and are extremely pleasurable. KATJUSHA KOZUBEK's songs will never sound alike due to the fact that she breaks musical boundaries in order to celebrate the beauty of diversity; Mixing folksongs, chansons, jazz, swing, classic, and Latin-American rhythms, which can be more modern or traditional.
She inspires people through concerts by the Philharmonic Club of the Roma & Sinti e.V. as well as Roma-Folk & Roma-Jazz. She teaches East-European Roma Dance in Austria, Switzerland with courses and workshops and she is also known for her solo dance shows.
KATJUSHA KOZUBEK gained her competence as a member of the famous Polish song and dance ensemble TERNO. She was educated by the Russian Rom dance pedagogic Marjana Seslawinskaja and by the singer and dancer Wassily Zemczusny from theatre "ROMEN", Moscow.
Furthermore, the ballett mistress Helga Dieckmann from DNT Weimar instructed her.
But above all she learned from the daily work with people whose life is connected to dancing and singing....
Often they feel newborn on stage in a spontaneous game together with her excellent companions and with the audience Pure liveliness
'Music and dance is like a prayer, which unites people, helps them open up, and makes them stay alive in order to concentrate on the major things in life. A part of this is being able to listen carefully and to appreciate yourself. This is what I dedicate my love, my work, and my art to'.
Berlin Philharmonic-Chamber Music Hall
International Festival "Romane Dywesa" in Gorzow (PL)
Theatre "Eremitage", Moscow
Puschkin Museum, Moskau
Carre Theater, Amsterdam /NL
Gypsy music theater TERNO /PL
Jewish theater GRIMASSA, Berlin /Germany
Hackesches Hoftheater, Berlin /Germany
Hotel "Adlon" (Zarenball), Berlin /Germany
Centre of oriental dance, Munic/Germany
Centre of oriental dance ZEOT, Zuerich /CH
Further performances in Austria, Netherlands, Finland, Belgium, Hungary, Slowakia, Switzerland,
Jazz Sommer Berlin
CD-PRODUCTIONS: You can buy these products in Katjushas shop.
Pashi Jag (RR 15504)
ROMANE GILA (RR11297, 1997)
RAJO (RR 15102, 2002)
&DVD KLEZMERTRAeUME (2004)
"....a little hint of her finger, a spread of her arms, an inviting glance of her big dark eyes- and the audience is clapping rhythmically...
Later she explodes while dancing in the coloured skirt and the gopher blouse.
She is dancing barefooted between cables and wires, she is hoping, swinging the wide skirt..."
"...the singer in her coloured folk garment that reminds us of traditional Rumanian costumes is dancing barefooted to the rhythmically clapping audience...
She tells us her sages by using her feet which show us the way from sadness to absolute and never ending vitality....
An attractive woman, colourful singer and passionate dancer..."