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Jolanta Kossakowska

Vocalist playing also stringed instruments such as medieval fiddles, gęśle, baroque violin. She is a songwriter as well as composer of music for theatre and film. She has participated in several projects combining different music genres, for instance such recordings as Warszawa. Tribute to Joy Division (2007) and Etnofonie Kurpiowskie (2011). Jolanta has held concerts with different ensembles of early music (Dekameron, Ars Nova, Ars Antiqua, Sine Nomine) and contemporary music (Kwadrofonik). She is also a guest performer of international music projects and festivals, such as Euro-Med Festival (HU/PL/SRB), Baltic Masters (DK), Korean–Polish Jazz Mosaics, No Man’s Land (NZ).
Jolanta is the frontwoman of MOSAIK, fusing traditional music of Poland and the Mediterreanian and Middle Eastern musical traditions. She composes and performs feminist engaged music with Pochwalone. She also took part in the ethno-punk R.U.T.A. project, awarded with Polityka’s Passport (category pop music), an annual prestigious Polish award presented by the weekly magazine Polityka. Jolanta is a winner of Golden Fiddle Special Award of New Tradition Festival of the Polish Radio.

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