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The Voice Of Suka

By The Polish Cultural Institute New York

In the 1990s, with only a 19th-century painting as a guide, the classically trained Polish musician, composer and teacher Maria Pomianowska painstakingly reconstructed the Bilgoraj suka and Plock fiddle, a lost medieval ancestor of the modern violin.

Since then, she has been crafting a new repertoire for the instrument, blending the plaintive melodies of Polish folk music with the flavors she has absorbed in her musical travels across North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. With earthy vocals and a small instrumental ensemble, she will spin a hypnotic musical experience invoking powerful ancient spirits.

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Posted on September 13, 2017
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By Don Jacobson
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Posted on January 20, 2010

The Voice Of Suka

By The Polish Cultural Institute New York
Whether interpreting Chopin's folk tunes with instrumentalists from a range of cultures or composing a piece commissioned by Yo-Yo Ma for cello and suka, there is no limit to her imagination and ability to plumb the depths of musical history to uncover new inspiration for the 21st century.

Posted on September 13, 2017

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