Warszawska Orkiestra Sentymentalna

The music of pre-WW2 Warsaw is definitely in vogue. The work of Henryk Wars, Jerzy Petersburski, or the Gold brothers clearly echoes in contemporary efforts of groups such as Bodo or the Młynarski-Masecki Jazz Band. The punk crew Hańba! has made broad use or pre-war lyrics, while the eight-person Warszawska Orkiestra Sentymentalna has been trying to reconstruct the mood of the early 20th century Warsaw speakeasy. Open about drawing inspiration from 20th century waltzes, polkas, foxtrots, tangos, and rumbas, as well as the magnificent work of Wiera Gran, Mieczysław Fogg, and Adam Aston, will take to the Kino Iluzjon stage after the final screening on Friday, thus giving the audience to spend two more hours in close proximity to Pola Negri herself. The dance party will continue until midnight and comprise three half-hour performances. During the brief intermissions, the audience will have a chance to listen to vinyl records played on a classic phonograph.

Warszawska Orkiestra Sentymentalna has released three albums to date. Their debut LP “Umówmy się na dziś,” won third prize in an online poll for Folk Phonogram of the Year, a contest organized by the Polish Radio’s Second Programme and Wirtualne Gęśle.

The band’s current lineup is:

Gabriela Mościcka – vocals, accordion

Lena Nowak – clarinet

Kazimierz Nitkiewicz – trumpet

Jakub Fedak – vibraphone

Krzysztof Baranowski – guitar, mandolin

Łukasz Owczynnikow – double bass

Mateusz Kowalski – percussive instruments

Marcin Axis Żebrowski – mandolin, guitar

Dance party at the Kino Iluzjon Foyer | Fri, Apr 20, 2018 | 10pm 

  • Warszawska Orkiestra Sentymentalna

    photo Radek Polak