Same Suki at the Muzeum Sztuki
ms1, Więckowskiego 36, courtyard
The celebration of female engagement in various spheres of life, especially connected with the protection of nature, is the autumn-winter programme of the Muzeum Sztuki Łódź. Therefore the music group Same Suki has been invited to the opening of the exhibition which is entitled Prototypes 03: Carolina Caycedo and Zofia Rydet. Care Report
Same Suki – as the members of the group themselves say – is a formation playing the music of city women inspired by folk. It is the music of women who are not afraid to reach out to the very sources, but to sing with their voice about what is here and now - without censorship. This strong and committed female voice makes Same Suki fit perfectly into the context of the exhibition curated by Aleksandra Jach and Carolina Caycedo. One of the aspects taken up by the curators is embodied knowledge, embedded in bodies and transmitted through very common, daily practices and rituals. It binds us to our territory, the primary one. It is a source of strength to fight for your village, city, region, planet. Leaders of such struggles more than often have been women.
Same Suki debuted with the album "The Unfaithful" in 2013. In October 2018, the band's second studio album entitled "ACH, MÓJ BORZE" was released. The starting point for it were folk melodies and folk texts - those heard in the yard, those learned at home and those found in ethnographic books. Same Suki, out of searching for sources in music, created an eclectic album that addresses all matters important to the band, such as ecology, women's rights, love, sex, finding themselves and their voices.
We will hear these voices performing live at the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź on 6th September 2019.
Magdalena Wieczorek – vocals, kazoo
Helena Matuszewska – Bilgoray Suka, kashgar, voices from the forest, backing vocals
Patrycja Betley – cajon, bodhran, log drum, baraban, djembe, percussion, backing vocals
Featuring Karol Gadzało on double bass
Same Suki have received several awards at the most important folk festivals in Poland:
- in May 2012, Same Suki won a special award in the New Tradition Polish Radio competition: recording sessions at the Polish Radio studio funded by the Channel 2 of the Polish Radio;
- in June 2013 they won the Dragon Folk Fest competition in Poznań by winning the Złota Fujara [Golden Pipe];
- in December 2013 they won the 2nd place and the Audience Award at the Open Stage of the Mikołajki Folkowe [Folk St Nicholas Day] Festival in Lublin;
- in November 2013 they received an Award for the Most Interesting Polish Band of the Year 2014 at the TransVocale festival in Frankfurt (Oder) / Słubice;
- the video clip for the song VillageAnka (dir. Piotr Smoleński) won the Best Folk Video Clip Competition of 2015.