Polish folk band Sutari are the latest winners of World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands, with their track ‘Chłopacy’ (Boys). The song will appear on a forthcoming project with World Music Network.
Combining the instrumental sounds of everyday objects with the female trio’s voices, Sutari are an avant-garde group inspired by Lithuanian vocal traditions. Exploring Polish and Lithuanian folk songs alongside their own original material, they are inspired by Lithuanian sutartines songs, which are sung exclusively by women. Maintaining the original rhythm, form and content, they seek not to change the songs, but instead to highlight the harmony and consonance (or sutari) within their music.
Sutari won Second Prize at XV Polish Folk Festival New Tradition in 2012.
Listen to the winning track below: