Hańba!

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Hańba! Short Info

The Rebellious Street Band Hańba! [‘disgrace’] is a musical and literary fiction, designed to convince the audience that punk-rock was not born in the noisy seventies on the British Isles, but goes way back to the Second Polish Republic, a period marked by extraordinary cultural, artistic and economic growth, but also systematic destruction of democracy, the authoritarian rule of Sanation and its imperialist impulses. With the support of street instruments (banjo, drums, accordion, tuba) and a bunch of interwar poets (Tuwim, Brzechwa, Broniewski), four Cracovian performers impersonate imaginary characters and combine musical inspirations (punk, folk, klezmer) to tell their own tale about the most poetic period in the history of Poland.

Their debut long-play album was released in a CD and a vinyl format at the beginning of February 2016 (or 1936, as they would have it), produced by a legendary Polish independent record label Antena Krzyku in cooperation with Karoryfer Lecolds.

In 2013 Hańba! received an honorary mention for the song composed to Julian Tuwim’s poem (Dom Literatury in Łódź) and in 2014 it received the Czesław Niemen Special Award at the 17th New Tradition Festival in Warsaw, organised by Polish Radio 2.

In early the band received the Czesław Niemen Special Award in the aforementioned Polish Radio Folk Music Competition New Tradition (Nowa Tradycja), for “bold artistic idea and expression”. In an informal ranking of journalists specializing in folk music, published by the Folk24.pl website, Hańba! was unanimously proclaimed the artist of the year 2014 and debut of the year, while its album – as the most anticipated event of the following year. The band has performed, among others, in Germany and Czech Republic, as well as Polish festivals: Skrzyżowanie Kultur (Cross Culture Festival) in Warsaw, Mikołajki Folkowe (Folk Mikołajki) in Lublin, and Slot Art in Lubiąż.

In 2015 Hańba! performed at a number of festivals, amongst others the Off Festival in Katowice and the 36. Euroradio Folk Festival – EtnoKraków. Their concert in Nikiszowiec was recorded by KEXP.

In 2016 the band will not slow down, it will gain momentum! - Hanba! have just finished a 21 day North American tour where they became one of the greatest sensations of Nelsonville Music Festival (Ohio). In July the band will play in Pohoda Festival (Slovakia).

The Rebellious Street Band Hańba! [‘disgrace’] is a musical and literary fiction, designed to convince the audience that punk-rock was not born in the noisy seventies on the British Isles, but goes way back to the Second Polish Republic, a period marked by extraordinary cultural, artistic and economic growth, but also systematic destruction of democracy, the authoritarian rule of Sanation and its imperialist impulses. With the support of street instruments (banjo, drums, accordion, tuba) and a bunch of interwar poets (Tuwim, Brzechwa, Broniewski), four Cracovian performers impersonate imaginary characters and combine musical inspirations (...

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Past Gigs Hańba!

  • 07 | 2016 Prague AVOID Floating Gallery
  • 07 | 2016 Nuremberg Krakauer Haus
  • 07 | 2016 Trencin Pohoda Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Lubiąż Slot Art Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Litomierzyce FESTIVAL LITOMĚŘICKÝ KOŘEN
  • 06 | 2016 New York Hańba! in Drom
  • 06 | 2016 Nelsonville Nelsonville Music Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Nelsonville Nelsonville Music Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Washington Hańba! in Bossa Bistro
  • 06 | 2016 Arkon Hive Mind
  • 06 | 2016 Nelsonville Nelsonville Music Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Orchard Lake Memorial Weekend
  • 05 | 2016 Orchard Lake Memorial Weekend
  • 05 | 2016 Detroit Hańba! in Northen Star Lounge
  • 05 | 2016 Pittsburgh Hańba! in Brillobox
  • 05 | 2016 Lowell Hańba! in Uncharted Gallery
  • 05 | 2016 New York Hańba! in Roockwood

Discography Hańba!

  • 2016 Hańba! Album | Antena Krzyku
  • 2015 Prosto w serce EP | Karoryfer Lecolds
  • 2014 Guma i gówno EP | Karoryfer Lecolds
  • 2013 Figa z makiem EP | Karoryfer Lecolds

Media

  • Video Hańba! - Gmachy
  • Video Hańba! - Full Performance (...
  • Video Hańba! - Budżet (Live on ...
  • Video Nowa Tradycja 2014. "Hańba"...

Origin

  • Cracow PL

Members

  • Andrzej Zamenhof banjo, mandola, vocals
  • Wiesław Król accordion, clarinet
  • Adam Sobolewski drums, comb, scrap metal, vocals
  • Ignacy Woland tuba, tenor, vocals

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