This record contains traditional songs, scored in an arrangement usual for Dikanda - not bound by any style, but based on ideas selected from many different styles.
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.
So far they have released 3 Cds, played hundreds of concerts, played on many significant European festivals. They were given numerous prices, including:
I Price at the Festival „Nowa tradycja” in 1999
I Price at the Festival „Eurofolk” in 1999v III place at the Folk Phonogram of the Year for the record „Jakhana Jakhana” in 2002
I Price at the Folkherbstfestival, the “Eiserner Eversteiner” - the only European Folkprice in Germany, Plauen 2004
“CD of the year” from the German Folkmagazin “Folker!” in 2005
They have played in India, Greece, and Russia and at the Montreux Jazz Festival. They achieved their popularity and great sympathy folk audience in many western-European countries (particularly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy).
01. Ajotoro (Dikanda)
02. Me minise i gapi mou (Macedonia trad.)
03. Kokodoi (Gypsy trad.)
04. Kaman song (Rajasthan trad.)
05. Szirato (Dikanda)
06. Piriwiejsa (Russian trad.)
07. Jokoriste czarno (Dikanda)
08. Staro nevestinsko (Balcan trad.,lyr. by Dikanda)
09. Sadila moma (Bulgarian trad.)
10. Szai dzela (Dikanda)
Anna Witczak - vocal, accordion
Katarzyna Dziubak - vocal, violin, viola
Daniel Kaczmarczyk - drums, percussions
Piotr Rejdak - guitars
Grzegorz Kolbrecki - double bass
Cezary Borkowski - piano, synthesizers