The group was founded in 1997 in Szczecin, Poland. Passion for the traditional music and hard work let them create their own style and original sound.
Their acoustic songs have been inspired wholly by Oriental culture, Balkan folklore – Macedonian and Romanian. Typical Dikanda’s style is creation of new words and meanings in composed songs.
Dikanda in one of the African’s dialects stands for family. This is directly connected with the group’s spirit – they live and work as if it was a small, loving family.
Dikanda's earlier work Muzyka czterech stron wschodu is more traditional (little or no rock influence), but is no less interesting: there's a real variety of sounds: haunting vocals, sparse instrumentation, and an almost eerie feeling. Sometimes the interplay between the accordion and the fiddle provides such feeling with so few notes - and then suddenly we're dancing.
Never a dull moment when listening to Dikanda!
03. Gajde Jano
05. Dila Dila
06. Folk Song
10. Ketrin Ketrin
11. Stoho Bohu
13. Jovano Jovanke
15. Melodia żydowska ( "Przebitki" )
16. Scha Still
17. Świeci miesiąc
Ania Witczak - accordion, vocal
Kasia Dziubak - violin, vocal
Violina Janiszewska - vocal
Daniel Kaczmarczyk - percussion
Piotr Rejdak - guitar
Grzegorz Kolbrecki - double bass
Paweł Baska - double bass
Tomasz Pikulski - double bass
Krzysztof Trebunia -Tutka - vocal