Kosy

Poland

  • artist:Kosy
  • event type:WOMEX 21 Showcase - Official Selection
  • date:28 Oct 2021
  • time:00:45 - 01:30
  • city/area:Porto
  • venue:Theatre Stage
  • country:Portugal
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

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Kosy brings together four women from different artistic backgrounds - folk, jazz, classical, and avant-garde theatre - to rediscover forgotten gems of the traditional music of Lower Silesia in southwest Poland, a region with a turbulent history, seat of the ancient Kingdom of Poland, bordering on modern-day Germany and the Czech Republic. Utilising shamanic drums, percussion, harmonium and violins and their four perfectly attuned voices they explore the multi-faceted repertoire of the 'land of the blossoming apple tree' with a fresh celebratory spirit, that has seen them pick up awards at various Polish folk festivals. Their music is featured in the recently released film Dzień i Noc (Day and Night), which interweaves stories about female friendship and life close to nature, in the presence of supernatural phenomena and magic.