“True speech” on the Left bank”

  • “True  speech”  on the  Left bank”
Issue 19, December 2009.

 ČAČI VORBA - "true speech " - this is how Gypsies describe their own music. ČAČI VORBA is a Polish-Ukrainian band specialising in the impulsive mixture of Gypsy, Carpathian and Balkan music. The group serves an acoustic fusion of ethnic music, jazz, modern Balkan wedding music and other genres performed on traditional instruments such as Hungarian bracsa, Turkish kemence, Greek bouzouki, Romanian cobza or Middle-Eastern darabuka and dombek. Thanks to surprising compounds, such as «Balkan twist», «Romanian rock'n'roll», «Roma swing», the band introduces crazy musical atmosphere of East-European wedding.
Musicians of ČAČI VORBA, by taking the pattern from the past Gypsy masters, cleverly smuggle several motives from different musical cultures. Moody Roma ballad interweaves with the Azer note and the French musette; the mythical story about «Carpathian Hercules» sounds, as if somehow Romanian cioban have listened with attention to cool jazz meanwhile oriental sounds from the suburbs of Bucharest in a strange way make someone thinking about salsa. According to the principle that «the music knows no borders» ČAČI VORBA musically trawerses all over the Old Continent and arranges its sound-mosaic in their own way, right from the beginning. Although transforming traditional melodies of Roma, Hungarians, Slavs, Greeks and Middle East, ČAČI VORBA preserves their dance dynamics. "JOC'N'ROLL" - as artist call their music by themselves, deriving from Romanian word «joc», which means - dance, play.
High vocal and instrumental skills of band's solist - Maria Natanson, «the uprising star of Polish folk music scene», and of her bandmates create a new, border-crossing, original musical language; the musical dialect which expresses all that is common - happiness, passion, longing, sadness - "the true speech.

Concert will take place on February 7th, 2010
Restaurant-club «Livyj Bereh» (Svobody avn., 28),
Beginning - 21:00
Entrance fee – 40 UAH