Exuberant Polish-Andalusian cooperation. Combination of different musical worlds – the north and center of Europe, Andalusia and the Mediterranean south, music of wanderers of Europe, as well as music composed by the band members, inspired by traditional sounds.
Each member of Bocadorada has had a different musical way and experience. Katarzyna Jackowska-Enemuo since 2000 performs medieval and traditional music, especially these of travellers – troubadours, Sephardic Jews and Gypsies. Iwona Sojka, educated at the jazz department at the Academy of Music in Katowice, for more than a decade plays ethnic music from different parts of Europe, mainly Polish, Swedish, Hungarian. Jesus Sallabera grew up in the world of flamenco, which he sings and teaches, but is also involved in improvised music. All three of them have both the scholar and the traditional, direct experience of learning music. All of them are storytellers. They perform and teach – running workshops of traditional chant, songs and dances.
Playing they seek for what allows people to meet – joy, sensitivity, common celebration and diffusion of worlds.
Bocadorada combines their human and musical experiences, explorations, voices and instruments. Therefore, the repertoire contain ethnic music directly derived from sources, archaic songs and dance tunes from Poland, Hungary, Romania, Andalucia, Sephardic and Gypsy, as well as a variety of inspirations – flamenkoid music, mazurkas seasoned with southern sun, a bit of gypsy blues … rhythms that run, which flexibly sway and those that glide in strange leaps. Dance energy derived from different traditions, harmonies from the east, west, and other less obvious sites …
Katarzyna Jackowska-Enemuo – vocals, accordion, saz, drums
Jesus Sallabera Molina – vocal, guitar, didjeridoo, drums and other percussions
with cooperation of:
Iwona Sojka – violin
Marcin Sojka – percussions