Sutari is the power of three female voices intergrowing in a unique musical harmony. Their music is a fusion of tradition and modernity, fulfilled with trance and polyphonic compositions, woven around themes of nature, freedom, femininity and sisterhood. Sutari’s debut introduced a new quality to the polish folk scene. The band created a unique style of interpreting traditional songs and creating musical tales. The artists experiment with various vocal techniques, create their own instruments and explore the musical potential of everyday objects. They arrange traditional Polish songs as well as compose their own, based on various female musical traditions.
Trio Sutari is one of the leading Polish export musical groups. Since their debut in 2012 at Polish Radio’s „New Tradition” Folk Festival, where they won the jury’s second prize and the audience award, they’ve played several hundred concerts in 22 countries around the world. The band was selected to present their work at the largest international world music fair WOMEX 2015 and is one of the very few Polish and European groups to have recorded a musical session at cult American radio station KEXP.
Trio released albums: Wiano 2014 (awarded in many Polish and international rankings, awarded 2nd prize in the Folk Phonogram 2014 competition), Osty (2017) and RIVER’S SISTERS (released in June 2020, nominated for the FRYDERYKI 2021 award in the World Music category).
They have had musical collaborations with artists such as Hańba (PL), El Buho (UK), LUC (PL), Frander (SE), Anna & Elizabeth (USA), Barbatuques (BR), Mawaka (BR) and Dead Rat Orchestra (UK) and their songs appear as teaching material at theater academies and universities, both Polish and foreign.
In J 2022, Sutari in cooperation with trio Bastarda, released the album TAMOJ. It is a musical story about the borderland, the historical one, expressed in old songs and the current one, marked by the greatest challenges of the modern world.
The trio was founded in 2012 and until spring 2020 consisted of Basia Songin, Kasia Kapela and Zosia Zembrzuska. In the years 2020-2021, Asia Kurzyńska joined the band, with whom Sutari recorded a musical diptych Maya - Mara.
From spring 2022, Sutari is co-created by:
Basia Songin - voice, Wolf Bass, Owl Viela, drums, percussions, looper
Kasia Kapela - voice, violin, kankle, drums, percussions
Dobromiła Życzyńska - voice, violin, drums, percussions