ZAMEK Culture Centre


Zawierucha is a project initiated by Piotr Zgorzelski, who for years has been passionately exploring traditional Polish dance culture and putting it into practice without compromising the essence of what in our part of the world is the relationship between movement and music. The dancer invited Marcin Drabik and Kacper Malisz – violinists committed to the renaissance of rural tradition as much as to bold artistic experiments – to join the band. They were also accompanied by the versatile percussionist Kamil Siciak and the contrabassist and composer Michał Aftyka.

Zawierucha's repertoire is strongly rooted in rural music and inspired by works of the old musical masters from Masovia, Kuyavia and Greater Poland. However, native tradition treated with care and respect is only an excuse to build the band's own, sincere, brilliant and intriguing musical story. Zawierucha's music is very fresh and modern, and the rich musical experience of its members results in jazz and sometimes even punk-like sound.

It is an unusual idea to combine two equal violins instead of following the model with one leading instrument. Drabik and Malisz do it masterfully, establishing a remarkable musical understanding supported by a solid piece of performance by Zgorzelski, Aftyka and Siciak. If you feel like taking a lazy stroll with kujawiak, throwing yourself into a trance-like whirl of oberek or run in the rhythm of lively polka, you should definitely try it with Zawierucha's music.