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Jarek Adamów

Top Poland folk artist Jarek Adamów delivers traditional Polish roots folk, backed by the Traditional Polish Vocal Ansamble Sami Swo.

Jarek Adamów has been associated with the folk scene for nine years. He graduated Music Academy ( Conservatoire ) in Poland, in Lódź. His thesis was about novadays reconstructions of very old Polish traditional songs. After that moment he started to make music very strongly inspired by Polish Folklore. As a member of few bands he played clarinet, but then he gradually broadened his instrumentarium including drums ( bass drum, darabuka ), sopiłka ( soprano, bass ), hurdy - gurdy, accordion. He was very successful and won among others :
I place – Mikołajki folkowe festival in Lublin 1997
I place – Nowa Tradycja festival in Warsaw 1998
I place – Folkowa majówka festival in Radom 1999
II place – Nowa Tradycja 2002, as a soloist
In september 1999 he recorded debutante’s cd which scored Folk Phonograph of the Year.
In 2000 Jarek participated in musical festival led by “ Brave Old World “ in Weimar in clarinet class of Kurt Bjorling, improving his technique.
In 2003 he recorded second cd issued by Global Village Music – Songs of the Medieval Polish Bards which scored Polish prize – Laureat of the Folk Phonograph of the Year. He performed a concert in the best and most prestige concert hall in Poland – Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw, all one was transmitted by Polish Radio.
In 2004 he presented old ballads in Rudolstadt at Tanz and Folk Fest, festival. His concert in church was many times retransmitted by German Radio.


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