Warsaw Village Band

Warsaw Village Band
Warsaw Village Band
Warsaw Village Band

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)


“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