Windborne (USA)

Windborne by Michelle Frehsee
  • artist:Windborne
  • event type:WOMEX 22 Showcase - Official Selection
  • date:21 Oct 2022
  • time:13:00 - 14:00
  • city/area:Lisbon
  • venue:Daycase Stage
  • country:Portugal
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Drawing on a deep well of American vocal harmony traditions and a 20-year background studying polyphonic music around the world, the four members of Windborne breathe their own lives into a wide-ranging repertoire with a blend of voices reached through decades of friendship and practice. Their first recordings explored the polyphonic traditions of Corsica, Occitan, Bulgaria and Georgia. Then came a compendium of North American folk and blues songs. Then in 2017, a deep dive into songs of resistance and solidarity on the album, Song on the Times, from The Chartist Anthem to Pete Seeger to their own observations on where we may be now. 2022 brought the powerful sequel, Of Hard Times & Harmony. If you've wondered what happened to the protest folk movement in these turbulent times, Windborne answer this in stirring style.

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