world music, folk music, women singing, polyphony singing
Warsaw trio S U T A R I is the brain-child of three young women: Kasia Kapela, Basia Songin and Zosia Zembrzuska – singers, instrumentalists, and performers, each from different musical and theatrical backgrounds. They experiment with different vocal techniques and exploring the musical potential of kitchen objects. The group made their debut in 2012 at the Polish Radio’s „New Tradition” Folk Festival, where they won the jury’s second prize and the audience award. They were victorious in the 10th „Battle of the Bands”, a competition organized by Music Network, one of the largest world music publishers. The band performed many times in front of international audiences at world music festivals, in theaters, philharmonics, and music clubs (USA, Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Marocco, Denmark, Estonia, Corsica). In the autumn of 2015, the group presented their work at the largest international world music fair WOMEX 2015. It is one of the very few Polish and European groups to have recorded a musical session at cult American radio station KEXP.
SUTARI released two albums: Wiano / Bride Price (2014) and Osty / Thistles (2017). They create also their own kind of musical theater shows (Watermelon), cooperate with musicians from all over the world (Dead Rat Orchestra – UK, Hańba – PL, Anna&Elizabeth – USA) and leading singing workshops.