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The new album concept is built around one of the oldest vocal traditions - lullabies.

We want to sing FOR the World (the nature and people) to bring peace, to ease pain, to calm, to heal, to strengthen. Just like mother singing lullabies to her child passes serenity, love, knowledge and protection spells. In this way we want to continue our social commitment and indifference to the world in which we live.

 

Our album will also feature guests - female artists with different cultural roots. Who they are:

Kurbasy is a vocal duo from Ukraine. They explore of Ukraine’s rich trove of calendar song cycles, lullabies, and legends, conjure the natural world, beliefs, and rituals, tracing contemporary connections to an archaic past. 

Emma Bonnici is an actor, singer and teacher, founder of Singing as a life practice, based in UK but with Indian roots. The seeds of the work she is doing as an artist are sown in the soil of Grotowski inspired polish physical theatre and its approaches towards integrity of performance, polyphonic music and the ancient power and stories of music rooted in people, landscape and ancient traditions.

Tara Fatehi Irani is an artist, writer and performer born in Teheran, based in London. Her work is at the intersection of the sociopolitical and the poetic and is primarily concerned with the ephemeral interactions between memories, words, bodies and sites.

 
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This summer, together with Vincent Moon, we traveled through images and sounds and plunged into the forest. We were led by lush greenery and the sounds of the stream. Not a coincidental place - near the forest studio, where we recorded a few songs from our first album "Wiano" and the album "Siostry Rzeki".

 

The songs Siemienica and Kobierzec are an announcement of "Lullabies for the world", the next album of our trio.

SIEMIENICA (title is the name of the dance)

A song inspired by traditional Polish dance, in which girls sing that they will only exchange their maiden wreath for an equally valuable thing. Like in many traditions, wreath is a symbol of female virginity, freedom and independence. In the song we mention values such as protected nature, security and peace.

KOBIERZEC (Rug)

 

Referring to the form of a fairy tale in which the elders share their wisdom, we sing a song of the inner strengths. As we believe, new times need new fairy tales. 

 
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SIEMIENICA

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

starry sky for a wreath

no stars can be seen, there is no wreath

let's dance Siemieniec

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

river meanders for a wreath

neither meanders nor wreath

let's dance Siemieniec

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

these wild swamplands for a wreath

there is no swamplands, there is no wreath

let's dance Siemieniec

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

this sea breeze for a wreath

there is neither a breeze nor a wreath

let's dance Siemieniec

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

Clear lakes for a wreath

no clean lakes, no wreath

let's dance Siemieniec

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

sweet rain for a wreath

the rain is sour, the wreath is bitter

let's dance Siemieniec

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

let's leave the trees for a wreath

trees and forests disappear 

let's dance till we have time 

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

careless breath for a wreath

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

So our houses can be safe

 

Siemieniec, oh world, Siemieniec

hospitality and  generosity for a wreath

KOBIERZEC 

 

she sat quietly under the silver night

where the fern's shadow is

 

and let her golden hair down

to the feet to the grass far far away

 

and three spinners came to her

and pulled out the flax

 

and they spun threads and weaved lots

and so sang to her

 

remember daughter remember blue

the taste of your young dreams

 

and the dampness of the earth under bare feet

and how the poppy blooms

 

remember dew and silver puddles

remember the sunshine

 

and how joy awakens lightly

and illuminates the world

 

remember daughter, remember smart

how the wind dances with the forest

 

though the strand will tangle, it is your strength

a beautiful pattern will weave

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Lullabies For The World are made of beautiful encounters.

We weave a song, we chase away evil, we call for peace.

 

This is a video from our rehearsal with KURBASY, captured just before we enter to the recording studio.