Karolina Cicha & Bart Pałyga

Karolina Cicha & Bart Pałyga
  • country:Poland
  • label:WYDŹWIĘK
  • type:Duo
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, electronic, piano
  • artist posted by:Mood Production

Line up

  • Bart Pałyga (vocals, cellist, traditional instruments)
  • Karolina Cicha  (vocals, pianist accordionist, )


Sung in 9 different minority's languages, played on 13 instruments, presented in over 14 countries!

Grand Prix winner of the most prestigious Folk Festival in Poland “New Tradition 2013”.

Karolina Cicha is a singer, songwriter and one-woman orchestra, playing many instruments at once and using vocal techniques she invented herself. She hails from Bialystock in the Podlasie region of north-east Poland, a culturally and ethnically diverse area and historical borderland between east and west. Her album, 9 Languages, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Bart Palyga, contains songs composed by Cicha to lyrics written in the languages of the ethnic minorities of Podlasie: Tatar, Roma, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish and Polish as well as Esperanto, whose inventor Ludwik Zamenhof was born in Bialystock. The result is a modern mix of styles on which the two protagonists give full reign to their creative talents on an array of instruments including cello, morin khuur, dutar, jew’s-harp, duduk, accordion, pipe, mandola, as well as samplers and loopers.

Her newest album „Yiddishland” is based on "9 langauges" and consists of songs composed by
Karolina Cicha & Piotr Domagalski to the texts written by Jewish poets from Podlaskie region.