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Lotus Live – Karolina Cicha & Bart Pałyga


Our final day of Lotus Live sessions brings us Karolina Cicha & Bart Pałyga!

Karolina Cicha’s impassioned, compelling interpretations of the old songs of the Kresy (the Polish Eastern Borderlands) mix folk tradition, rock and pop, and performance art. Cicha sings in the languages of the Kresy—Polish, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian, Tatar, Romani, Yiddish, and even Esperanto — and while her primary instrument is the accordion, she is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist. A student of Poland’s diverse cultural traditions, Carolina honed her art at the renowned Gardzienice Academy for Theatre Practices. With cellist and vocalist Bart Pałyga, Karolina brings a new boldness and urgency to old songs of Poland’s multi-ethnic cultural landscape.

1. Pas Mocinieli
2. Umirzaja

Hosted by Adriane Pontecorvo
Engineered by the Blockhouse
Executive Producer is Jim Manion

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