Join the musical journey that come to life with pulsating, thunderous and energetic music, full of vivid descriptions and folk tales from Silesia.
Become the listener of the first folk-step band in Europe - Krzikopa! (read: Xicopa)
Some time ago, when people wanted to dance, they gathered in one room and some folk played their instruments as loud as they could so everybody could hear them and dance to it.
Yes, folk was a lot like Rock and Roll and Krzikopa knows that! We combine folk music from Silesia (south region of Poland) and adds the Electro, Dubstep, Hard Rock sound that the musicians forming the group grew up in and are familiar with.
The band was formed in 2012 thanks to the initiative of Mateusz Dyszkiewicz, accordionist and composer. Main impulse is fairly widespread belief that folk music of Upper Silesia is not as interesting and rich as traditional music of other regions. Therefore the main theme of Krzikopa's activity is bringing back silesian folk songs to the status they had initialy, when they were created:
so that people can dance to them.
The genre represented by the band is a mixture of tradition and contemporary music, with strong inspiration and quotes from classical composers i.e. J.S. Bach, or I. Stravinsky. Krzikopa combines traditional Sielsian instruments (accordion, violin), traditional technique of singing (white voice) and modern style electronics, vibrant progressive rythms (D’n’B, dubstep).
The idea is widely appreciated by the fans. Seeing them dancing to old silesian evergreens makes us feel that the mission is being fullfilled and we find it the best kind of support we can get. After several successes in 2014 and 2015 including awards at nationwide festivals, Krzikopa released first EP named „Backwoods” in 2016 including 3 songs based on original, root tunes from Upper Silesia region. The band is currently working on their first LP Album.
Most often we use the musical genres that we grew up in. You can find trails of heavy rock
or heavy-metal, DNB, dubstep, but that's not all... We also reach to classical music like J. S. Bach's polyphony, Igor Strawińsky's vitalism or more modern sounds derived from spectral music. But not to get too classy: sometimes even a bit of Pop get's into the mix, however we'll let you discover, which artists we relate to for youselves. Everything is wrapped with a solid dose of good old silesian folk!