Hańba! comes to The Polish Mission for their “U.S. Tour 1936”

Hanba!_fot. M. Sitkiewicz, G.Szewczyk_high res

We are very excited to meet this unique Polish punk-rock band this month as they join us for an American tour!  These musicians do not apologize for their point of view, and thanks to the help of Polish Mission director Marcin Chumiecki, there are three different shows you can attend in Metro Detroit to experience this one-of-a-kind musicality:

May 28 at 2 p.m. – St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair, Orchard Lake, MI

May 28 at 9:30 p.m. – The Northern Lights Lounge, Detroit, MI

May 29 at 1 p.m. – St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair, Orchard Lake, MI

Straight from their biography:

In the year 1931 in the Cracovian quarter of Podgórze a new street band came into being. Far from ordinary, it was a group of defiant musicians who decided to use their song to denounce the corruption, violence and iniquity of interwar Poland, a reality far more complicated than one could imagine today.

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.

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(See their full bio here)

Hanba!, fot. Micha+é Szwerc

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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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