- September 5, 2012
StaraNowa to give a show in Gdansk
The StaraNowa band is to hold a pair of concerts during the upcoming weekend in Gdansk. The concerts will be held due to the annual Vilnius in Gdansk festival. The first concert will take place on Friday and the next one will be the following day.
„Our Gdansk concert is to be similar to the one we held in Vilnius, but here there will be more World than Folk music. Our accordionist couldn’t make it so I invited a good friend of mine instead, a renowned Lithuanian jazzman and pianist Andrej Polewikov. The music will sound a little different though. It is in Gdansk that we will try to play something new” – The band’s foreman Paweł Żemojtin said to PL DELFI.
Zespół pokłada duże nadzieje w tym występie. „Myślę, że po tych koncertach w Trójmieście otrzymamy jeszcze więcej propozycji na nadchodzący rok. Już teraz mamy zaplanowane trzy koncerty na rok 2013” – twierdzi Żemojtin. Na Litwie mają zagrać w lutym następnego roku w kościele Św. Katarzyny.
The band is also planning to release an album although they don’t have a date for that yet. “Regarding the album, we are still negotiating with our sponsors as the matter is not straight forward and requires time. It’s not easy to get money from someone but so far everything seems to be going in the right direction for us” – the musician reassures.
“StaraNova” is a music band from Niemenczyn and they play Neofolk and World music. The initiators of the band are siblings Paweł and Katarzyna Żemojtin.
In March they held their first concert at the House of Polish Culture in Vilnius. They play popular traditional songs but presented in new ways and styles. After a couple of performances, with the help of the multitudes of their internet fans, the band reached the list of the Top Hits on the Znad Wilii radio.
For a couple of years now, the Vilnius in Gdansk festival has been presenting interesting cultural events to the polish audience in Lithuania. The organisers try to invite modern as well as traditional artists. The festival will be attended by the Maksimowicz Group, progressive rock Freaks on Floor, polyphonic traditional music presenters TRYS KETURIOSE, alternative music artist Markas Palubenka and the pop rock duet The Ball and Chain. The works of Jonas Gasiūnas will be presented at the Centre of Modern Art „Łaźnia”.
The festival will last from the 6th to the 9th of September whereas between the 14th and the 16th, there will be a show presented by artists from Gdańsk.
Tłumaczenie Kamil Szwarc w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Kamil Szwarc within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.