Worldly Polish Singer in Toronto!
I’m a singer born and raised in Katowice, Poland. I studied Ethnomusicology at the University of Warsaw, focusing mostly on Polish traditional music and world music. I've lived and traveled around Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
I hitchhiked in the Balkans, Morocco and Georgia, lived in Ukraine, Slovakia and Belgium, and traveled through India.
My travelling spirit brought my voice and music to Canada in 2016 and 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 Village Band, I perform Eastern European traditional folk songs and teach traditional folk dances from different regions of Poland.
I was studying traditional voice techniques under a supervision of Witek Kozlowski (Ukrainian singing technique, “bilyj holos”), Basia Wilinska (Polish, Ukrainian, Balkan singing techniques), Wronika Grozdew - Kolacinska (Polish singing from Kurpie region, Bulgarian singing), Tzvetanka Varmiezova (Bulgarian singing), Marichka Marchyk (Ukrainian singing, “bilyj holos”) and more!
My voice and music was featured by the Songlines Magazine in 2016 on their Silesian Roots Compilation, Polish-Celtic group Beltaine and their 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 Village Band and we’re planning to record our first full-length CD in 2019.
I enjoy working with female singers of different backgrounds in Toronto!
My recent collaborations include: Lenka Lichtenberg, Lauren Barnett, Marta Solek, and more!
I am founder, singer and percussionist in Blisk, new all-female world music group in Toronto featuring singers, dancers and percussionists from Poland, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
I have sung in about 20 languages.