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World Music Concerts & Festivals

Warsaw Village Band with Luminescent Orchestrii
May 10, 2006
Makor, 35 W. 67 St.
New York New York


Warsaw Village Band was created as a response against narrow-mindedness and the mass-culture that leads to the destruction of human dignity. The band is a radical turn to sources in search of musical inspirations and immemorial virtues. It is also an exploration of folklore and archaic sounds of their Polish ancestors. Their repertoire consists of folk dance melodies, ballads and rural songs, which are performed in a special way, using an old technique of singing. 

Romanian gypsy melodies, punk frenzy, salty tangos, hard rocking klezmer, haunting Balkan harmony, hip-hop beats and Appalachian fiddle, all eaten and spit out by three violins, resophonic guitar, bullhorn harmonica and guitarron. The Luminescent Orchestrii has developed a reputation for ecstatic live performances and infectious onstage energy, and they have just released their debut album, Too Hot To Sleep.
Tickets $18/$22