28 Jul 2022
Symphony Hall Birmingham, Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space. Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA
Free but ticketed
Continuing the celebrations for their 20th Anniversary programme Celebrating Sanctuary have more amazing World Music artists to share with you at their monthly Lunchtime Concert series at Symphony Hall.
Karolina Wegrzyn is a singer, accordionist and hammered dulcimer player from Poland.
Sub-Carpathia, her native region, is rich in traditional customs and cultures as it borders Ukraine and Slovakia, but also reflects the Jewish, Roma and Rusyn communities that used to live there. Karolina was immersed in these traditions from a young age, performing with her grandmother’s folk dance group.
Since moving to the UK Karolina is involved in many projects with musicians from different backgrounds, such as, Kamil Bogus from EIF, who combines traditional songs with ambient electronic music; also Stacja Fanfara – a concept of gathering musicians from different cultures to play their loved Eastern-European songs.
Karolina is also a visual artist and a song collector, meeting with elderly citizens to record old forgotten songs and stories.
Hosted by Celebrating Sanctuary in partnership with B:Music with special thanks to Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund for their support.