'9 Languages' album shows multidimensionalness of Polish culture. It draws from the richness and diversity of Cicha’s home region – Podlaskie, located in the very northeast of Poland, which is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse areas in the whole Poland – the borderland between the East an the West. The region is inhabited by Polish, Belarusians, Lithuanians, Ukrainians, Russians, Tatars and Roma people. Before the war there was a big Jewish community living here – the Jews constituted a big proportion of local society. Many religions are practiced there, many languages spoken. No wonder it was here that the idea of Esperanto language was born – in this multicultural enwironment Ludwig Zamenhof was brought up.
'9 Languages' draws from traditional musical scales. However, it is not a compilation of archive material, but a coherent whole, speaking modern musical language, based on the original Cicha’s style, her charisma....... more