Saturday, January 22, 2011

for something a bit different - Chlopcy Kontra Basia duo - Eszeweria 20.01.11

Chlopcy Kontra Basia (duo)
Only the oldest readers will remember the last 'about a concert' post - it's been long time indeed (40 days), a difficult experience to addicts like me, to go without any live music.

This was another young polish group singing polish songs* (surprisingly not an obvious thing) and once again much of the charm remains in lyrics so this time I decided to write the proper review in polish, if You speak this strange language You can find it on impropozycja or magnetoffon (here and here). For those who don't just a quick resume on this blog.

Chlopcy Kontra Basia (usually a trio with perscussion, bass, voice/occasional clarinet, this time without the percussion guy) is a young group that merges in a very surprising way jazz groove (catchy, infectious, simple and effective) with folk melodies and witty, folk culture-inspired, lyrics, usually a rhyming story with a surprising point to it. You'd never have thought that folk music could be so sexy (lyrics play a huge part to it, but also the theatrics and dance movement, and naturally also the music - sometimes getting into melodic trans, more often quite danceable).
The only name I can think of to describe it better is Iva Bittova, who, at her most accessible, does a bit similar thing. And while there's still a long road ahead of this young band, the youthful energy and sense of humour they bring to the stage, combined with the obvious talents displayed make for a great promise.

You can check some songs on group's MySpace page and I will also put them on the next radio playlist. Hope You'll like them.

Chłopcy Kontra Basia (duo) – Eszeweria 20.01.2011
Barbara Derlak – vocal, clarinet
Marcin Nenko – double bass

*I'm referring to this post

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