GYPSY ORCHID

GYPSY ORCHID

 Limassol, Limassol, CYP
BandWorldAvant-garde

"Gypsy Orchid" exotic musical beauty on familiar strings and ethnic skins. This mix of magical violin, haunting vocals and drums of the world move and sway your mind into gentle transcendance while your spirit travels the Middle-East, Poland, Cyprus, Africa and Brazil. Experience world oneness through original compositions, ethnic indigenous rhythm and world music influences with positive upbeat lyrics. Swim inside soft and soothing lullabies developing into highrise dynamic fusion with reminder

Biography

Paulina Srzednicka - "Violina" Violinist
" Music has been and will always be closest to my heart.
It is what gives me reason to be and realize my dreams.
Music is the language of my soul that allows me to express
those emotions and thoughts that are indescribable with words. Music not only brings me closer to people and God but it also gives me hope and acts as my inspiration and personal muse for creation.It brings me the happiness that is essential for survival".

Paulinas musical education started with violin class at a musical
school in Wroclaw, Poland and continued throughout her middle schooling. Foundations were built in the classical school of music however her fascination and attraction to music with freedom, rhythm, harmony and melody: improvisational, ethnic, jazz led her to travel Europe and arrive to stay in Brazil for 5 years. In Brazil she carved out her own style of music, influenced by rhythms of samba, maracatu, afoxe which, all united by a common purpose to create dance, sing and excite people, moved her deeply. Greatly influenced by her street music, festival and artist collaboration performances, the folkloric group from the capital Brazilia, ”Seu Estrelo e Fua do Terreiro” inspired a unique creation -samba pisada. With Paulinas improvizational skills backed by alfaia rhythms played by Brazilian drums, this collaboration became one of her most significant and one of the the most loved. Brazilian songs, pandeiro and traditional peoples violin playing called rabeca under master Slustiano from Pernambuco, began to fall comfortable under her repertoire of skills.

" It is my love for music and feel that connects me to the strings of a violin, while my unique experiences have allowed me to develop and express the beauty of sound vibrations".

Previous Projects :

•Collaboration with DJChicco Aquino which entailed violin improvisation
with samba, tango, African, ethnic and electronic music
•Created group under the name Sara Cura
•Collaboration with HaonoBeco, Brazilian and African music
•Created the group Musical Priest with Thomasem Brakowem, a fusion of Irish,
Indian and traditional Brazilian music
•Performed as violinist for the circus group Mirabolantes
•Created the "AZAS" group in Poland with Izabela Spaleniak, Tomek Niewiadomy and Lukasz Szulc.
Our music was like a trip around all cultures, habits and peoples.
It was mix of Brazilian music with European and Asian rhythms.

Recent Projects:

•Created in London the "LEO MUSIC SISTAH"
band with the south-african guitar player and great singer Maya Metcalfe- unique and inspired by joy for life, love and happines, ethnofusion rock,afro and afro-brazilian styles, mixed with original compositions and songs: www.myspace.com/leomusicsistah
•Gypsy Orchid collboration with Heleniq in Cyprus, mix of magical violin and haunting vocals with Heleniq Argyrou on drums of the world percussion.As the strings and skins ecclectically move and sway your mind you experience the oneness of sound.
Through an ensemble of songs that are deeply influenced by ethnic indigenous sounds and various musical styles awaken, enjoy an awakening soundworld of lost civilizations dancing
to contemporary gypsy folk music with Polish, Middle-Eastern, African and Brazilian mystical nuances. www.myspace.com/wildgypsyorchid
•Solo electric violin and loop-station "Paulina&Violina" project.
www.myspace.com/violinaiazas

Musical Workshops (2 hours)

•Short background introduction from all participants
•Familiarization of Portugese songs (translation and phonetic readings)
•Presentation of Brazilian rhythms (coco, samba, maracatu)
•Group playing and singing finishing with a collaborative concert
Necessary Material to be provided:
•All types of music–makers and shakers (marakasa, egg shakers)
•Tambourines
Songs and lyrics translated phonetically

Discography

Paulina Srzednicka - "Violina" Violinist
1. CD - AZAS, recorded in 2009 in Poland, Wroclaw
Paulina Violina ( violin, voice, pandeiro), Izabela Spaleniak (flute, percussion), Bohdan Imiela (frame drum,percussion)
Songs and music composer by Paulina Violina and Izabela Spaleniak
Directed and produced by Maciej Urlich & Piotr Skoblewski
1.AZSA
2.LUBELSKA ZYDOWKA
3.TANCZE I SPIEWAM
4.SUALOCIN
5.KARUZELA
6.BURZA www.myspace.com/violinaiazas

2.CD LEO MUSIC SISTAH - RIVER OF SOUL recorded in 2010 in London with Maya Metcalfe .
Produced by : 1.Wigzzaro Vise ('Do you Know'...) ; 2.Alex Chameleon ('River of Soul' and 'Ethno-Funk' ); 3.Mark Black ( 'All the same' and 'Listless') and 4.Fred K.U ('Leave the past')
1.DO YOU KNOW...
2.RIVER OF SOUL
3.ETHNO-FUNK SONG
4.ALL THE SAME
5.LISTLESS
6.THE STORM
7.LEAVE THE PAST....

Heleniq Argyrou - "HeleniQ" Drummer percussionist
DrumAwe - How to play the African Djembe drum
Produced by Heleniq Argyrou Recorded and mastered by
1. DRUMAWE
2. INTRODUCTION ON THE DJEMBE DRUM
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Innerpsheres -
Produced by Heleniq Argyrou Recorded and mastered by

Atsu Dagadu AFRICAN DRUM TUITION DVD 2009
Produced by Heleniq Argyrou, recorded and mastered by Heleniq Argyrou
1. INTRODUCTION ATSU DGADU FROM GHANA
2. "MALIBAYASA" rhythm
3. "WALA"rhythm
4. "BADJIO" rhythm
5. "DJEMBE" rhythm
6. "DJEMBE rhythm

Trance Rhythm Sonic Art Track 2008- Paradiddle rhythm composition