Sarmacja

We have the pleasure of inviting you to a concert within the ¿Underground/Independent? 2020 festival:

Sarmacja

March 6th, 2020, 9 PM
Fama club, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 15 PLN, available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), Ludwik Zamenhof Centre’s box office (19 Warszawska Street) and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl

Paweł Bartnik aka DJ Sajko is the man responsible for the last touches of most albums from the Astigmatic Records catalog (Jaubi, EABS, Surly, Naphta), and part of kIRk, a band which cannot be pigeonholed easily. Michał Kołowacik has previously recorded as Echo Deal and collaborated with such individuals as Grime legend Flowdan or Pablopavo, a storyteller hailing from Warsaw. Paweł comes from Płock while Michał comes from Kutno – and this happens to be of fundamental significance.

Sarmacja is a rural type of band; they tell stories of the land that has shaped them and which dictates their pulse – regardless of whether they want it or not. The originality of this story lies in the language used. Bass, reverberation, repetition – it turns out that dub forms are surprisingly well suited for capturing the spirit of rural wilderness, small-town lethargy and the vibe of the sun graciously rising over Poland every day. Music enables listeners to sense the impact which great history and iron politics had on the land, leaving it scarred and marked for life. However, it is a secondary circumstance for Sarmacja as it is the consistency of the place and this man that is crucial. What is important is what we often ignore – the fact that the fertile soil can still provide for its people. They attend churches, they go to supermarkets. They tend to love what their mothers did and duplicate the mistakes of their fathers. 

Aleksandra Szalińska – vocals
Michał Kołowacik – guitar, flute, electronic
Paweł Bartnik – electronic

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