Batarda / Sutari - Tamoj

(Audio cave, 2022)

Tamoj, an album by two Polish bands, Bastarda and Sutari, reaches back to the roots of Polish-Lithuanian-Belarusian border culture.

Sutari and Bastarda joined forces to create their own story about borderland music. They drew from Belarusian folk songs, Lithuanian sutartines, as well as Polish traditional music. By studying the rich and incredibly varied sources of these regions, they tried to reach what potentially lies at the junction of these different traditions. The musicians treat various traditions with the greatest respect – creating music that annihilates borders.

Music by Bastarda & Sutari
Lyrics by Kasia Kapela (2, 4, 5, 7, 8) , Basia Songin (3, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Inspirations and quotes from Polish, Lithuanian and Belarusian folk music were used

Basia Songin – vocal, kankles, polish frame drum
Kasia Kapela – vocal, violin, kankles, frame drum
Paweł Szamburski – clarinet
Tomasz Pokrzywiński – cello
Michał Górczyński – contrabass clarinet

Recorded by Michał Kupicz at Dwa Domy Studio
Mixed by Tomasz Pokrzywiński
Mastered by Paweł Ładniak

Cover photo by Laura Makabresku
Design by Jarosław Pawlicki

Belarusian: Dymitr Korż, Yauheniya Chubarava
Lithuanian: Ewa Wołkanowska-Kołodziej
Podlasie dialect: Julita Charytoniuk