Folk songs from Poland and Ukraine constitute the very heart of the album. The Eastern influence is a result of an encounter with extraordinary musicians from North Lab band – Hassibagen from Inner Mongolia and Aiys Song from China – during DAGADANA’s visit to Beijing. Even though musicians didn’t know each other’s languages, they communicated easily through music.
The “Meridian 68” album hit:
#48 at World Music Charts Europe
#14 at the Transglobal World Music Charts.
Nominated for polish Grammy Award “Fryderyk 2016″ in “Roots Album of the Year” category.
This album will be also released in China in 2017 and in Western Europe by JARO Medien in November 2017.
"The clash between the jazzy, pop and classical elements with the deep folk material. Imaginative arrangements bring out the strong traditional melodies. Illustration of the adventurous music coming out of Eastern Europe."
Songlines, Peter Culshaw (UK)
"There’s never been a treatment of Polish and Ukrainian traditional music like it."
fRoots Magazine, Andrew Cronshaw (UK)