CACI VORBA

CACI VORBA

 Lublin, Lublin Voivodeship, POL
BandWorldFolk

"Gypsy fusion" band from Poland. Traditional music from all Eastern Europe, from Carpathians to Balkans, "played with heart, spirit and knowledge" (Mundofonias, Spain) and a ruffled, Gypsy way of interpreting. All this played on acoustic traditional instruments, but cleverly mixed with other genres - jazz, twist, rock, tango, experimental music and other genres. "One of the most dynamic and accomplished folk groups from Eastern Europe heard in a long time" (Simon Broughton - Songlines).

Biography

Caci Vorba (cha-chee vor-bah;
"true speech" in Romany language) is a "Gypsy fusion"
band from Poland,
described by Simon Broughton (Songlines) as "one
of the most dynamic and accomplished folk groups from Eastern Europe
heard in a long time"
.

They specialize in traditional music from
all Eastern Europe, from Carpathians to Balkans, "played with
heart, spirit and knowledge"
(Mundofonias, Spain) and a ruffled,
Gypsy way of interpreting
. All this played on acoustic traditional
instruments, but cleverly mixed with other genres - jazz, twist,
rock, tango, experimental music and other genres as well.

With a singer and violin virtuoso Maria
Natanson, "rising star of the Polish folk scene" (Folker,
Germany
), who, aged 15, left the classical music school and her
parents' house, heading for the mountains in search for living Gypsy
and Carpathian music, they've encountered a big European success. Their both cds True Speech (2010) and Tajno Biav (2011),
released by German label "Oriente", have scored a number of
prestigeous domestic and international awards and remarks, including: "Folk Fonograme of the Year" (Poland, 2012 - 2nd cd), "Songlines Top
of the World"
marks (for both albums), "German Record
Critics' Award"
(2011 - 1st cd), "Lira Gillar" mark (Sweden, 2011 - 1st cd), World Music Charts Europe #8 (March 2011 - 1st cd) and many others.


Their original blend of impassionately
treated tradition, own compositions and remakes along with
emotional lyrics written by the "gadji" artist in Romani
language (Natanson) results in a refreshing approach to Carpathian
and Balkan Gypsy music, far from beaten paths of brass bands,
Balkan-beat and golden sequins
. Caci Vorba serves cheerful
shuffling and rocky acoustic dance music, melancholic love songs,
subtle jazzy harmonies and clever marriages with different styles.
All this called by musicians themselves joc'n'roll (Romanian
joc - dance).

Caci Vorba has already played
more
than 300 shows in 15 countries
, with some new ones ahead in 2014,
including their upcoming debut in UK at the
WOMAD Festival.

Some of band's
former performances include:

Sziget Festival (Hungary, Budapest,
2012 & 2010),
European Broadcastig Union Fest.
(Spain, Segovia, 2012),
Zigeunerfestival (Germany, Cologne,
2012),
Folk Holidays (Czech Rep., Namest,
2012),
Voix de Femmes (Belgium, Liege,
2011),
Korro Folk Festival (Sweden, Korro,
2011),
Nowa Tradycja Festival (Poland,
Warsaw, 2011),
Globaltica World Cultures Festival (Poland,
Gdynia, 2013).


Caci Vorba are:


Maria Natanson
- vocal,
violin, kabak keman

Rafal Gontarski
- accordion

Piotr Majczyna
- guitar, bouzouki, mandola
Sebastian Szebesta
- darbuka,
cajon, daf, riqq, spoons
Robert Brzozowski - double bass

Discography

CD "Szczera Mowa" (Oriente Musik, 2010)

CD "Tajno Biav" (Oriente Musik, 2011)

Set List

Concert repertoire up to 90 min

2014 concert programme: music from both previous cds as well as new songs prepared for the third album.