10 Aug, 2009
Fresh Polish music – Gaba Kulka
Posted by: Michał In: cultural beast
So Madonna’s first Polish gig this week in Warsaw seems to be the biggest musical event of the summer (in the pop category at least – Britney’s cancelled, and last week’s U2 gig in Chorzow probably fell into a totally different category altogether). Although when I say ‘the biggest I actually mean the most controversial as some Polish Catholics are up in arms claiming that the date of the gig was chosen on purpose to coincide with a Polish church holiday and that’s not a day to wave your underpants about.
But to me the biggest musical discovery of the summer so far is a young Polish singer named Gaba Kulka.
I don’t know much about her, I was given her CD for my birthday (thanks, Joasia!) and – as it’s quite interesting – I’m sharing my discovery straight away, before I’ve had a chance to read up on her.
As my friend said, ‘it’s very arty’. Hmm. Yes, it’s a bit arty. Think a cross between Kate Bush and Tori Amos. At least that’s the first impression after just a couple of sessions with the CD. It’s one of those records, which evelove with time, there’s always something new to discover.
I have no idea how popular Gaba is in Poland at the moment, but as always, if my friend Joasia recommends it, it must be good.
Here’s a sample: