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Tamoj

„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 […]

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Minne

„Minne” (Pentatone, 2022) Holland Baroque and Bastarda presents „Minne”- newly composed, arranged and also partly improvised program inspired by the love poetry of medieval mystic Hadewijch from Brabant. Hadewijch was a 13th-century beguine who wrote an impressive oeuvre of love poetry, providing an original, female perspective on medieval life. For this project, Holland Baroque works […]

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Kołowrót

„Kołowrót” (Audio Cave, 2021) „Kołowrót” means „Turnstile” and it is the collaborative album between Bastarda and the SWPS University Choir directed by Ewa Mackiewicz. Original musical journey into traditions, ceremonials, and rituals connected to the four seasons, as well as the cyclicity of nature. Using references to traditional folk music, along with medieval sources, Bastarda […]

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Fado

„Fado” (Audio Cave, 2021) This exceptional album was arranged, produced and recorded live with no overdubs by Bastarda & João de Sousa, 22 February 2021 in Tonn Studio. New interpretation of traditional Fado music opens vibrant space for those incredible musicians. They improvise, compose new original themes and arrange those beautiful Fado songs in their […]

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Nigunim

„Nigunim” (Multikulti Project 2020) Bastarda takes us on another musical journey, this time delving into Hasidic Nigunim. These mystical Jewish songs, almost always sung without lyrics, originated in the Hasidic revival movement of the 18th century and often drew from local music patterns and traditions. Ecstatic dancing and singing of nigunim was a way for […]

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Ars moriendi

„Ars moriendi” (Lado ABC 2019) Music played an essential role in medieval and early modern death rituals. From the agony to the last rites over the grave, chants and polyphony were woven together in deeply symbolical ways. Bastarda’s Ars Moriendi is a transfiguration of this ancient musical ritual: Paweł Szamburski, Tomasz Pokrzywiński, and Michał Górczyński […]

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Promitat eterno

„Promitat eterno” (Lado ABC 2017) Medieval music by Petrus Wilhelmi de Grudencz (1392 – c. 1480). His works found in German, Polish and Czech manuscripts scattered throughout Europe, was completely unknown until very recently. Most of his compositions appeared anonymously, as was common in the Middle Ages. In the 1970s, however, Jaromír Černý, who was […]