26-27 of June – we are back again after four years within Transkaukazja. Be a participant of a performance! Take part and live an interactive artistic action in different spaces of the heart of Warsaw (near Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat). Installations, performance actions, animations and different interdisciplinary ventures that were created for You by the visual artists, authors of movies and animations, writers, architects from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Caribbean, Poland and the Ukraine!
We are honored to introduce you the last one star of Transkaukazja 2017 - talented musician Pako Sarr!
Talented musician, composer and producer is known for his distinctive voice and excellent guitar technique. He sings in Wolof, English and French. His music connects African roots with western influences. He's active on the World Music scene, expressing himself in genres like afro, reggae, soul and rock. During various music and art events he performed with different Georgian bands such as 33A, Chveneburebi, Gordela and Zumbaland. Music director of One Caucasus Festiwal.
On Transkaukazja 2017 Pako Sarr will present results of cooperation with Vishup Ensemble! See you there!
Masala Soundsystem is a musical entity from Warsaw (Poland) with 15 years of musical activity and 10 released albums under its belt. It combines traditional instruments (hurdy-gurdy, jew-harp, sarangi, saz...) and vocal techniques (throat singing) from various parts of the world, with modern drum loops, deep bass and socially conscious street poetry - serving it all with significant pinch of punk energy.
In 2002 famous Polish journalist, writer & traveler Max Cegielski gathered a group of friends to form an ‘oriental’ DJ collective named Masala Soundsystem (Masala = mixture). Their main idea was to present a thrilling selection of folk-soaked party tracks from various parts of the world, totally omitted by the ‘mainstream’ media and to show that cultural differences between nations and races don't have to be a source of conflicts - they can form basis for a fascinating musical dialogue led in the area of music and common joy instead.
Crazy and breaking beats, insane energy of electro music and drums, dynamic growing of cultural variety from East to West, from the ancient times and contemporary madness. This all are even not enough to describe the affluence of emotions from Masala’s music. Masala is a conjunction of old traditions in new ways where music perfectly harmonize and combine into fascinating new form.
Masalas has enormous impact on national and international media . The tracks always caught media attention and were very often played on televisions and radios around Poland and beyond.The band played well over 1000 parties and significant concerts since 2003, participated in the largest and most prestigious Polish and world famous festivals (Heineken Open'er, Przystanek Woodstock, Multi Kulti Festival – Germany, Cross Club - Czech Republic, A38 - Hungary, etc). Bobby Friction made an interview with the members of Masala in BBC Asia after the release of 'Cały Ten Świat' album in 2008. 'As One (Tom Encore Remix)' of 'Inny Świat' remix album was a power play of DJ Nihal's BBC1 show in early 2011. Polish Anti-Fascist Of The Year 2004 award taker.
On the stage of Transkaukazja 2017 Masala Soundsystem will perform with Natig Rhythm Group! Don't miss it!
TSU Gordela” is a Georgian folk group formed in 2007 at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The leader of the ensemble is Vladimer (Tamaz) Mamaladze. “TSU Gordela” performs polyphonic folk songs as a cappella and by an accompaniment of the instruments as well.
The members play the oldest Georgian folk instruments, such as – String instruments: panduri, chonguri, chuniri, lyre (changi) Woodwinds-pipe (salamuri), chiboni, larchemi; percussion instruments – drum, tambourine and garmon. Despite the existence of short time period, the ensemble became popular very quickly. The ensemble is a laureate of many music festivals; all this shows the high professionalism of the members.
Gordela participated in first edition of One Caucasus (2014). Together with Pako Sarr - Warsaw-based musician from Senegal - they created one of the best and unforgettable music projects of One Caucasus 2014.
Unique combination of amazing female voices of Georgia and the sounds of traditional Caucasian instruments is the invitation to discover real spirit of Georgian folk and to enjoy one of the best shows of traditional music in Caucasus.
Just recently Gordela celebrated their 10 years in music. Through these years the band earned love of their fans in Georgia and abroad (only recently traveling for tournee to France). With roots in traditions of Georgian music - Gordela continues to amaze their fans with new great compositions and music interpretations, their virtuosity and passion.
During Transkaukazja 2017 Gordela will perform with Psio Crew!
The origins of Psio Crew reach as far as year 2004 in Bielsko – Biała, Poland. The pioneer fusion of traditional melodies with elements of drum and bass, trip hop and dub moved the music scene among the country and abroad, making the joint of original mountain singing with beat box the recognizable characteristic of the band. It is great news for fans of deeply folk rooted eclectic music – after few years of absence – Psio Crew is back!
The debut album „Szumi Jawor Soundsystem“ („Sycamore Sough Soundsystem“) released in 2007 – as it says on it’s cover – „raised from need of creativity and joy of experiencing music of old and new times“. It is a proof, that music has no barriers, and can unite (and multiply) audience.
Psio Crew has performed on many international festivals, such as: Siget Festival (Budapest, Hungary), Fusion Festival (Larz, Germany), Open’er Festival (Gdynia, Poland), Woodstock (Kostrzyn, Poland), Terra Polska (Berlin, Germany), Colors of Ostrava (Ostrava, Czech Republic), Art&Craft Fair (Jerusalem, Israel), Bul Bul Festival in Baku (Azerbaijan), Porgy&Bess (Vienna, Austria), Lotos Jazz Festival (Bielsko-Biała, Poland) and in Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw.
During Transkaukazja 2017 Psio Crew will perform with georgian choir Tsu Gordela!