Laboratorium Piesni / Song Laboratory

What an amazing thing, we asked Laboratorium Pieśni / Song Laboratory to come to Tribal Gathering and they said yes. We’re deeply honoured to have such a talented and prestigious group of performers with us.

If you need an introduction to the band…. Laboratorium Pieśni / Song Laboratory are a group of female singers from Poland, created in 2013. Using traditional, polyphonic singing they perform songs from all over the world, mainly: Ukraine, Balkans, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia and many other places. They sing a cappella as well as with shaman drums and other ethnic instruments (shruti box, kalimba, flute, gong, zaphir and koshi chimes, singing bowls, rattles etc.), creating a new space in a traditional song, adding voice improvisations, inspired by sounds of nature, often intuitive, wild and feminine.

The traditional songs are often brought from their source – different regions of Poland, Europe and world, by the members of the group – having their unique history and evolving in the course of work. Finally, they are performed in a new form – traditional or enriched. The group have played in many countries around the world and we are deeply honoured to be hosting them.