Nine Languages

Music

Karolina Cicha & Bart Palyga

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 7:00 pm

Zeneakadémia, Solti terem

1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

 

Karolina Cicha (vocals, keyboard instruments, accordion, percussion); Bart Palyga (electric cello, bass, scat
singing, Jew’s harp, percussion)

Karolina Cicha (vocals, keyboard instruments, accordion, percussion); Bart Palyga (electric cello, bass, scatsinging, Jew’s harp, percussion)

 

Karolina Cicha is a Polish singer-songwriter, one-person orchestra and holder of dozens of major Polish and German prizes for singing and composition. She is fluent in several instruments (sometimes even playing two at the same time) and she sings in several languages. Besides this she has a PhD in humanities; however, she should not by any means be considered only a theorist. She taught herself to play music and first won attention when she put verses written by classical Polish poets of the 20th century to music in her very own special way (basically giving them a rock character). Karolina Cicha released her first album in 2012 with the support of the third channel of Polish Radio, and the album that forms the basis for her Liszt Academy concert came out in 2013. The title of the album is Nine Languages and the truth is that Cicha does sing (extremely fluently) in nine languages (there are songs in Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian, Tatar, Romanian, Yiddish and Esperanto). The folk songs that have the most varied origins reveal the multicultural and multi-ethnic roots of the northern regions of Eastern Europe. We could say that the album communicates to the listener, in a highly energised way, Bartók’s message of fellow peoples living alongside each other.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 1 900, 2 500