Warsaw Village Band

Warsaw Village Band
WVB -pressphoto 2021

Line up

  • Ewa Walecka (violin, hurdy gurdy, vocals)
  • Maciej Szaikowski (frame drum, percussion)
  • Magdalena Sobczak (dulcime (hackbrett), vocals)
  • Mariusz Dziurawiecz (live dub mix)
  • Milosz Gawrylkiewicz (trumpet, fluegelhorn)
  • Pawel Mazurczak (double bass)
  • Piotr Glinski (big drum, percussion)
  • Sylwia Swiatkowska (violin, viola, suka, vocals)


In dialogue between tradition and modernity
music style: „Trance Minimal Roots“
“exploring the folklore and archaic sounds of their ancestors and instincts”

The Warsaw Village Band play the international festival stages, clubs, philharmonics, and festivals all over the world. The nine CD releases and more than 500 concerts from Alaska to Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Moscow, London and Paris, which earned the band rave reviews, show that they have undoubtedly succeeded.

The band cooperated and performed, among others, with the US multiple Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding, with the Iranian master of kamancheh, Kayhan Kalhor; with the Galician avant-garde musician Mercedes Peón and with the US musician and producer Bill Laswell.

“Traditional Polish songs, with their cutting vocals and meshed fiddles are the foundation of Warsaw Village Band’s repertory. But while their lineup is primarily acoustic – hand drums, hammered dilcimer, violins, cello – their sensibilities are modern. They hear dance -club drive and trancey echoes in the songs and they use recording studio techniques to heighten the central drones and eerie percussive sounds in their songs. Hints of reggae and guests like a scratching disc jockey should further infuriate purists”

The New York Times