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Ania Witczak – singing, accordion
Dominik Bieńczycki - violin
Daniel Kaczmarczyk - percussions
Piotr Rejdak - guitars
Grzegorz Kolbrecki – double bass
Kasia Bogusz - singing
Szymon Bobrowski – trumpet
Dikanda is a world music internationally renowned band from Szczecin, Poland. In its artistic work Dikanda promotes the authenticity of style, searching for new trends, thus most of their works are original compositions. The band members draw their musical inspiration from traditional folk sounds of the broadly defined Orient – from the Balkans, Israel, Kurdistan and Belarus to India. Their works are dominated by Balkan and Gypsy influences.
The band has been playing since 1997 and has recorded 7 albums so far, including a live DVD recorded in the Witkacy Theatre in Zakopane. They have performed hundreds of concerts, mostly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also in Russia, India and the USA. They have won numerous awards among which the Disc of the Year Award for their album Ushtijo in 2005 by the German magazine “Folker”. Dikanda’s concerts are emotional journeys through ethnic sounds, zestful meetings full of charisma, energy and true feelings. What distinguishes Dikanda’s lyrics is the creation of new words, thus forming their own genuine language - “dikandish”. The most important element of their artistic work is the message – a special relation between the musicians and the audience.