Polish Singer and Arts Manager

I’m a singer born and raised in Katowice, Poland. I hold master degree in Communications from the University of Silesia in Poland, but I also studied Ethnomusicology at the University of Warsaw, focusing mostly on Polish traditional music and the world music.
I’m currently studying the Arts Administration and Cultural Management at Humber College. I've lived and traveled around Europe, the Middle East and Asia and in 2016 my travelling spirit brought my voice and music to Canada.

Since then I am an active member of the Toronto world and folk music community, organizing many different cultural events. As a founder, lead singer and manager of Polky I perform Eastern European folk songs. I am also a co-founder, singer and percussionist of Blisk, new all-female world music group in Toronto featuring singers, dancers and percussionists from Poland, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

I was studying traditional voice techniques under a supervision of Witek Kozlowski, Basia Wilinska, Wronika Grozdew - Kolacinska, Tzvetanka Varmiezova, Marichka Marchyk and more!

My voice and music was featured by the Songlines Magazine in 2016 on their Silesian Roots Compilation, Polish-Celtic group Beltaine on their album Mjusik, Katowice own folk band Blokowioska and their EP Radio Katowice. In 2016 I released my own EP called I float featuring original songs. I recently recorded an EP Immigration with Polky and we’re releasing our first full-length CD in 2019.
I enjoy working with female singers of different backgrounds in Toronto! My recent collaborations include: BRIGA, Lenka Lichtenberg, Lauren Barnett, and more! I have sung in about 20 languages

I recently started my journey as an Arts Manager in Toronto. I would love to work with newcomer artists and world music groups, helping them to build their skills and grow their audiences in Toronto, Canada and the world.

Upcoming Shows

Nov. 30, 2019 — Andrzejki (St. Andrew’s Eve) with Polky, Drom Taberna | Toronto, ON. Click for more details.

Music and Videos

Polky Village Band - Immigration EP
Have a listen to two of the tracks from the newest EP Immigration by Polky Village Band.

Blisk - Ukraininan Spring Medley
A sneak peak of the official showcase at Mundial Montreal with my Eastern European all-female group, November 2018.

Polky Village Band - Kopanitsa Tavern
I performed with Polky Village Band at the Ashkenaz Festival 2018 opening for Olga Mieleszczuk! Lula Lounge Toronto, September 29.

Blisk - Goranine
Blisk opening for JUNO-nominated Turkwaz at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, December 2017.

Ewelina Ferenc feat. Lenka Lichtenberg & Marta Solek - Czyje to polejko
My recent collaboration with Lenka Lichtenberg and Marta Solek!

Blokowioska - Kolysanka / Lullaby
I sing a traditional Polish lullaby from the Lubelskie region. Blokowioska was formed by three Polish trouble makers/folk singers in the concrete blocks of Eastern Europe. This song was part of the Silesian Roots Compilation for Songlines Magazine, released in London, UK in April 2016. 

Polky Village Band - Do Ciebie Kasienko
Recorded at Matti's house back in 2017.

Vlesie - Doliny
We played a concert in the home of Brenda MacCrimmon. It was a peaceful, meditative evening, with good friends all around us. 

Ewelina Ferenc - I Float EP
Listen to my EP featuring original songs!

Past Projects

Ewelina's musical journey has taken her through many different projects.
Here are a few of them.

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Kuczeryki

Co-founded by Ewelina in Katowice, Poland, this singing group focused on traditional Slavic songs.

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BlokoWioska

This group of musicians played folk music with an influence of the concrete apartment blocks of Eastern Europe. Ewelina co-founded this band in Katowice, Poland. 

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WaDaDa

Ewelina was a singer with this Afro-Cuban-Etno-Dub group in Rzeszow, Poland. 

 

Wiano

Folk, jazz, soul. 

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Vlesie

"Vlesie" in Polish means "in the woods". And this is how we met - playing music in the woods. We met in August 2015 in Grafton, Ontario at the Folk Camp organized by Kosa Kolektiv. We were drawn to each other’s music, and created a unique combination of Eastern and Northern European styles.

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Erik Bleich

Erik Bleich is a Northern Ontario uproot who's street lit lullabies and manic romps wander the side streets between rural isolation and metropolitan congestion. Blending dynamic, finger-style guitar playing with his often-soft - but increasingly confident - tenor: Bleich builds a space for himself, leaving enough room for the listener to enter at their own pace.