Olenka
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Olenka

Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Solo World Singer/Songwriter

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"Making Arrows": full-length CD, fully produced studio release of original songs. Radio airplay includes Grown Wild, Empty Room, Tear, and Eagle Song.

"Rhythms of Another Life": full-length CD, fully produced studio release of original songs. Radio airplay includes Tumbleweed, Different Drum, Ariel, and Thomas Jefferson's America.

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Olenka's life and world fusion sound are the results of a series of bizarre historical accidents. She was born in communist Poland and escaped with her family when she was nine. After a stint in a refugee camp in Italy her family settled in New York City. There Latinos, Irish, and Asians romped together at the Brooklyn block parties in Olenka's neighborhood.

Inspired by the long spiritual and political history of East and West her songs tackle issues with rich "deep time" perspectives. Meanwhile, ethnic percussion and rhythms of the Brooklyn melting pot parties added to the mix her native Slavic vocal style and Eastern European dance meters. With training in audio production, Latin drumming, Flamenco rhythms, music theory, and voice, Olenka has recorded two fully-orchestrated CDs of original songs, utilizing the talents of musicians trained at the Indiana University School of Music, along with collections of acoustic songs and has appeared on several compilations.

Olenka has a B.A. in Slavic Folklife and Material Culture with a minor in Economic Anthropology. Among her passions are visual art, world fusion cuisine, and flamenco dance.

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