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"Quachatta" Samech (2012) by Tzadik (New York #8169) www.tzadik.com

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The project was created in 2003 by Anna Ostachowska - violist, composer, arranger, graduate of the Music Academy in Krakow, Poland and Birmingham Conservatoire in UK. Her classical education was essential in combining classical music and traditional klezmer sounds. Anna has been connected with Krakow district - Kazimierz - the capital of klezmer music in Poland for many years. In 2003 she formed Samech - a band that mainly played traditional klezmer music. After a few years of playing together members of Samech decided to take a break and
started to travel around the world...Chile, Great Britain, Japan are only some of the places they visited. These journeys inspired Anna and her friends to reunite.
Samech creates a World Music with melodic, innovative,
classical-contemporary and oriental twist. It's a string trio with percussion that makes music with a sweeping melodic
edge and a strong rhythmic drive. Music we perform live is giving multi-cultural mystic and energetic experience to vide variety of audience. Charming and endlessly listenable, this is a new chamber music for the 21st century.

Achievements:
- on 24 April 2012 Samech released debut album "Quachatta" at Tzadik New York (John Zorn - www.tzadik.com) - this is an honour which put our band amongst the greatest polish music groups such like a Kroke
or Bester Quartet

- on 10th - 14th October Samech performed in Amsterdam on 3rd International Jewish Music Competition and became a semi-finalist (from amongst 240 music groups there were only 12 semi-finalists) and was the only representative of the Poland (www.ijmf.org)

- CD "Quachatta" reviewed in prestigious world music magazine Songlines London (www.songlines.co.uk) Issue 88 November 2012

- CD reviewed in The New York City Jazz Record Magazine
(http://nycjazzrecord.com/ ) Issue November 2012

- Samech is second only music group from Poland (with Bester Quartet) chosen to release it's
albums in prestigious record label Tzadik New York (www.tzadik.com)

Festivals:

Since debut CD release we were already invited to participate in serious festivals such a like:
- Tzadik Poznan Festival (www.tzadikpoznanfestival.pl) Poznan, August 2012
- KlezMORE Vienna (http://www.klezmore-vienna.at/d/fprogramm.html )Vienna, November 2012
- New Jewish Music Festival , Warsaw, Poland 2013
- Klezfiesta, Argentina 2013
- Singer Festival, Warsaw, Poland 2013

For a quick introduction to our music please check our YouTube links below. All tracks presented comes from our debut album "Quachatta"2012 and our live show at 3rd International Jewish Music Festival Amsterdam 2012:

1. "Pigwan" live from Amsterdam - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xywdmz6bo1s

2. "La Rosa Enflorece" live from Amsterdam -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kam-PcwIY-s

3. "Kwisz Mahir" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ3qPBHv6b8

4. "Quachatta" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32Xm0LVcdtA

5. "Pigwan" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4PG5fbij78

6. "Di Terkishe Khasene" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOV9W7wRZf0

7. "Samech music compilation" live from Amsterdam -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hut39zbBadg

John Zorn's Tzadik about Samech:
"Another brilliant Jewish music group out of Poland, Samech is a string trio with percussion that makes music with a sweeping melodic edge and a strong rhythmic drive. Picking up where Davka and the Masada String Trio left off, they combine a variety of world music traditions into a fresh and exciting new music. Charming and endlessly listenable, this is a new chamber music for the 21st century." - Tzadik 2012