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Polish mazurka as you don't know it

Niewte—subversive mazurka unit. "Niewte" ('nie w tę'—‘other way’)—folk dance call, triggering change of direction.

We learn village music straight from the source, from folk masters. We are fascinated by timbral-emotional phenomenons, beyond description, words, notes. We see parallels between the flow of a folk party and the pulse of a club night, between meaty fiddles and glitch electronica.

„The band succeeds in conveying this sense to the listener. The electronics helps stippling traditional rhythms, the variantivity of folk music is transmitted through scratching or light glitching – Niewte seamlessly merges the old with the new.” (Katarzyna Ryzel, „Ruch Muzyczny”)

This allows for creating personal, up-to-date music, yet still drawn from archaic Polish idiom. Utilitarian and refined, dancing and deep, local and global, from grandpas to kids.

Niewte received 3rd Prize at Polish Radio’s New Tradition Festival in 2017. In 2020 (Internet) / 2021 (CD) the Osmętnica electronica album was released, awarded 3rd Prize at Polish Radio’s Folk Phonogram of the Year competition.


Antoni "Baskak" Beksiak - electronics, voice, whistling, objects, trap set
Maniucha Bikont - voice, clarinet, pipes, various instruments and objects
Marcin Lorenc - fiddle, bass fiddle

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