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KATOLUB ORCHESTRA: Hengelo

Sunday, 9 July | 18:45-20:15

Hengelo was set up at the end of 2015 in Katowice. It consists of 5 members, each comes from a completely different musical background and has different experiences. They met to open a new chapter in their careers. The group’s style is most often defined as a fusion of modern rock with synthesiser sounds of the 1980s and contemporary alternative sound. Hengelo debuted in February 2016 by recording a video for Silesia Video Sessions. When their debut tracks emerged on the Internet, Hengelo began to give concerts. The artists have won awards in the prestigious contest Kakofonia Music Outbreak, “Zrob Hałas” contest organised by the Silesian Theatre and have taken project “Dzielnica Brzmi Dobrze “ (Eng. The District Sounds good” ) organised by Katowice – UNESCO\s City of Music. Aside from regular gig, they regularly take part in many cultural projects in Silesia. In November 2016, they have released a debut promo album entitled “Hungry Eyes”.

Members:
Mateusz Konieczny (vocals)
Robert Zając (bass)
Paweł Palej (guitar)
Łukasz Kozera (keyboard)
Jacek Brzezina (percussion)


For East of Culture –Different Sounds that this year is part of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of granting city rights to Lublin we have produced a special musical project KATOLUB Orchestra that gathers together musicians from two unique, very music-oriented cities: Lublin and Katowice.

Lublin is celebrating its 700th birthday, whereas barely two years ago, Katowice celebrated its 150th anniversary. It is also then that Katowice joined UNESCO’s prestigious network of Creative Cities as the City of Music. TwoJubileess of this significance have created a need for a joint project. For the collaboaration, we invited musicians who represent different genres. Lublin is represented by the folk band Čači Vorba, whereas Katowice brings in the combined forces of the avantgarde bands Lód 9, Hengelo and Pigeon Break. This meeting and musical dialogue has resulted in new material that will debut at the end of the festival on 9 July at the Lublin Castle’s courtyard