“This not accidental meeting results from curiosity, respect, valuing and learning each other, and what is important from a sense of belonging to such a multi-colored, divided but in spite of all shared cultural space, which is the specific part of the Central and Eastern Europe, where artists originated. They share their own stories about what they love, with what they feel a deep connection, not just what they like. The project crosses borders, on the other hand, is a clear manifestation of cross-cultural identity of each of its co-creator. The creative potential of these three prominent individuals, leaders of their own formation, which consciously and fully democratically joined forces, like in mirror reflects the value of cultural diversity, which is the basis to build a music community dialogue. Artists seduce truth and harmony performance. They lending each other their talents, create a new quality which is the result of cooperation. Emotional songs of life carry a reverie, delight and hope referring to the complicated but in many places the common history of the Slavic cultural groups.The combination of these three women’s worlds, which virtuoso buckle fastens unique male element, emerges caring Galician and Carpathian genius loci.”
Joanna Dziadowiec, PhD. Institute of Culture of The Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Foundation Observatory of the Living Culture – Research Network in Warsaw
Susanna Jara was born in Pochayiv Ukraine, her parents are singers too, for many years living in Poland – she co-created Widymo in Sanok, restoring the old carpathian songs, of this songs she derives usually. Now she lives in Krakow, she graduated Ukrainian philology at the Jagiellonian University. In Krakow Hanka Wójciak settled too. She is laughing, temperamental highlander from Zakopane, this origin hear in her songs all the time.
Now they combined their great original voices, their artistry (they had various masters) and sensitivity collided with musical element of Podhale, multicultural Ukrainian, traditions of Roma and Slovak music. So we could heard Polish – including Podhale dialect – language, Ukrainian, Lemko, Romani and Slovak. From all we could feel truth. And sincere emotions.
Great singers, leaders of their own formation, having their concerts, recording own albums; Hanka Wójciak – “Znachorka”, Susanna Jara – “Vesna, wesnoju”. And now they connect forces in intercultural project. “Their meeting results from curiosity, respect, valuing and learning each other. They share their own stories about what they love, with which they feel a deep connection, not just what they like. The project crosses borders, on the other hand, is a clear manifestation of cross-cultural identity of each of its co-creator” – assesses Joanna Dziadowiec, the Cultural Institute of the Jagiellonian University. Dazzling effect. Bul it is their first meeting. I belive, that will be next. Vocalists want to take a part in the XVII Womex Festival, the most famous meeting ethno music artist, which was first time in Poland – in October in Katowice. I wish them it, and I wish them record album, which will include songs that sang today evening.