Wianki!

Wyclef Jean – musician, songwriter, singer, composer and a nominee for the prestigious Grammy Award – will be the star of this year’s Wianki in Krakow. On the 25th of June the artist will perform on the scene within the bend of the River Vistula near Wawel. Support bands include: Sofa, The Poise Rite, Pablopavo and Marika.

Wianki Festival is a traditional music event in Krakow, which every year is organizated to welcome the summer. During this edition we will an occasion to hear the very interesting musicians.

SOFA – a band founded in early 2003 in Toruń. SOFA presented a sample of their musical aspirations and potential in their demo record, which proved to be a ticket to a professional career. Distributed in the underground, SOFA’s demo aroused huge interest not only among the audience, but also representatives of Poland’s music industry. The Poise Rite – a Rzeszow band with music defined as a blend of guitar rock and indie–pop. One of few Polish bands that has played at the legendary Glastonbury Festival (2007) and the only one that gets regular coverage from the British music press. Pablopavo, that is, Paweł Sołtys. A singer, songwriter, one of the most talented representatives of the Polish independent scene, regarded by critics as one of Poland’s best reggae and raggamuffin voices – a champion of vocal freestyle and one of the best songwriters in Poland today. In 2010 Pablopavo was nominated for a Paszporty Polityki Award. Marika is a Polish singer, songwriter, composer of music combining reggae, funk and soul. Hailed the First Lady of Polish Dancehall, Marika launched her career in 2002 with Sound System Bass Medium Trinity, which released in 2004 the well–acclaimed album Mówisz i masz. The first predominantly Polish abum based on original Jamaican rhytms turned out to be a pioneering and historic album.

But the biggest star this evening will be Jean Wyclef- an American Grammy–winning musician, songwriter, singer, composer, actor and film producer.

More information about Festival you can find hier.

Source: Press information


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