Vołosi

Vołosi made their début in 2010 at New Tradition Festival, where they won all main and additional prizes. In 2011 they repeated their success by receiving the Grand Prix Svetozar Stracina for the best world music piece in Europe at a contest organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In 2012 the band’s first album was featured in the special selection of TOP20 World Charts Europe.

Since then, Vołosi have been on a never-ending tour. Playing concerts all over the world, they are enthusiastically received by audiences and get rave reviews. The band’s concerts were broadcast by Program 2 and Program 3 Polish Radio channels, BBC and the German radio station WDR3.
Vołosi have cooperated with such musicians as Mateusz Pospieszalski, Marek Moś and AUKSO Orchestra, Adam Klocek, the Georgian music legend Niaz Diasamidze, the French group Lo’jo and Sigrid Moldestad Trio from Norway.

Reviewers unanimously agree that Vołosi have created a quite unique music style, defying any classification. By pushing their string instruments to their limits, they create music that is thoroughly modern and attractive for the contemporary listener – having its roots in Carpathian tradition but characterised by jazz improvisation, charged with rock music energy and highly emotional. This phenomenon makes Vołosi the favourite of audiences at major rock festivals, classical concert goers, world music lovers and royal families.

Selected concerts:
Colours of Ostrava, United Islands (Czech Republic), Songlines Encounters (UK), Mission Folk Music Festival (Canada), Festival of Arts of North Norway, TFF Rudostadt (Germany), Dranouter Festival (Belgium), WOMEX Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Stockholm Water Prize, Stockholm Fringe Festival (Sweden), Artgene, One Caucasus (Georgia), FolkBaltica (Denmark), Les Traversees Tatihou (France), Cross Culture, Globaltica, Artpole (Ukraine)

“Perfectly coordinated, uniquely sounding and masterfully performing Vołosi present a thoroughly modern music in their second album – rich in beautiful melodies, highly improvised, with clearly audible influences of Silesian Beskids music” writes Unzipped Fly Records, the publisher of the band’s second CD.

Krzysztof Lasoń – fiddle
Stanisław Lasoń – cello
Zbigniew Michałek – fiddle
Jan Kaczmarzyk – viola
Robert Waszut – double bass

Website: http://www.volosi-band.com
Video: youtube.com/watch?v=FDMpqglpyFg

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