I just wanted to let you know that I’m extremely happy that my article about our concert tour in Mexico appeared this month at the Jazz Forum magazine. It’s in Polish only but I’m working on the translation. Yay!
I’m having a wonderful, inspiring time in Xalapa, Veracruz. Today I met incredibly talented students from JazzUV and I was honored to teach them during my Masterclass. Everything in Xalapa is magical and I’m really thankful to be here. I’m also extremely proud of my great friend Rafal Sarnecki Who gave workshops today and to… Continue reading Mexico tour day 1
Walking in Fez for a few days let me discover another face of Morocco. They say that artist are mostly gathered in Marrakesh but for me Fez has the most energetic, creative aura. First of all, I was really happy to meet a wonderful woman who, in the heart of Medina, runs her own guest… Continue reading Fez
Morocco, 2nd of September 2017 Dear All, I left a farm in Marrakech for a while to travel around Morocco. First I got to Essaouira. It’s a charming, uncanny city where you can walk for hours, observing colorful stalls and shops. While exploring the town, I met a great instrument maker, Edinne Imad. I spent a… Continue reading A night in Essaouira, Eid al- Adha in Safi and a peaceful time in Rabat
I spent my Sunday on learning the Arab - Andalusian song. I'm lucky, because my friend Karim, who lives here on the farm, corrects my Arabic. The song Lamma Bada Yatathanna is a muwashshah'(موشح muwaššaḥ ); an Arabic poetic genre in strophic form developed in Muslim Spain in the 11th and 12th centuries. لينا شماميان – لما بدا… Continue reading Sunday with Arab-Andalusian tradition
Today I spent a day in Marrakesh. I met my wonderful friend, Ania with whom I used to study back in Poland. We went to the restaurant near the Majorelle Garden ( حديقة ماجوريل ) and I was really happy to listen about her live in Paris. Life brings a lot of surprises and makes… Continue reading A day in Medina
Jummah Mubarak جمعة مباركة ! It’s the 4th day of my artist residency in Morocco. Today is Friday and according to Moroccan tradition Moroccans sit together around the table and eat couscous following Friday prayers. The food was delicious! I’m still on the beautiful farm run by two generous admirers of art, drinking tea with… Continue reading Jummah Mubarak!
Dear All! I just got to Marrakesh. I will be traveling here and there, but for now I can say that this is my home. I live on the farm where I can create my art and plan my journeys. I met wonderful, warm people, and Muezzin's voice wakes me up in the morning. There… Continue reading Marrakesh
Dear friends. On the 21st of August I'm going to Morocco where I will travel around the cities and some villages working on my musical project within the artist residency program. I'm sharing with you a picture of a beautiful Polish-Moroccan family who helped me with researches before my trip and a photo of professor… Continue reading Morocco journey
I’ve just spent lovely 2 days in Vienna. It’s a beautiful city, full of buildings remembering a long, long history. On the every corner I could really see how the past is filled with everyday life. Now it’s time to go home and hug my family and friends before another trip.