Different Sounds Zone presents: Hańba! | SOLD OUT | DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED

Due to national mourning following the death of Jan Olszewski, the date of the concert has been moved to 28.02. If you have bought tickets bvut can’t come to the concert on its new date, please let us know via direct message on Facebook or at


When: 28.02.2019 (Friday): 19.00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a, auditorium – 2nd floor
Tickets: 20 PLN – pre-sale, 25 PLN on the day of the concert.


How to buy the ticket for the concert?

  1. BEFORE THE CONCERT AT WORKSHOPS OF CULTURE IN LUBLIN (until 15 February) – 20 pln, secretary’s office at Grodzka 7a – 1st floor, room 104. We are open 10.00-16.00, Monday-Friday. We accept cash and card payments.
  2. ONLINE BEFORE THE CONCERT (starting from 21 January at 12.00 until 14 February) – 20 pln, via our online store
  3. ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT (15 February) – 25 pln, an hour before the concert in front of the auditorium inside Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a – 2nd floor. We accept cash and card payments.

How to collect your ticket?

The tickets can be collected from the secretary’s office, Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 7 – 1st floor, room 104, Monday-Friday, 10.00-16.00. Right before the concert, the ticket can be collected from the staff in front of the room, where the concert is taking place.


We’re opening 2019 concerts in Different Sounds Zone with the one and only, inimitable rebellious street band, Hańba! Over the past several years, this acoustic quartet has become established as one of the most original and interesting voices in Poland’s music scene, offering both surprising form and content. Sounds, including the banjo, horn or accordion fused with the 1930s stylistics are features that make them unique and have won them a large fan following. Today, the band tour not just in Poland but pretty much all over the world. The artists will bring to Lublin material from their latest album, “1939”, but at the concert we might be also able to hear songs from such albums as “Będą pić” or “Figa z makiem”.

About “1939”

I am silent about everything that’s happening now (Józef Wittlin)

But, the rebel orchestra keeps singing. They sing about sailing ships that have nowhere to go (Władysław Szlengel), about knight’s tournaments underneath alcoves (Zuzanna Ginczanka), about Polish colonies and Beck Isle (Tadeusz Hollender) or about flaxen-haired washer women gently washing thin white fabrics (Ginczanka), about wars that are already happening and about those that will break out tomorrow (Wittlin).

Hańba sings about the year 1939.
About the Band

The rebel street band “Hańba!” is a fictional musical tale, whose characters stigmatise the evil of the 1930s world: hatred, social inequalities, militarism, chauvinism, antisemitism. They are supported by poets (both better known, like Tuwim or Broniewski and lesser known – Szenwald, Szlengel, Ginczanka) and a backyard instrument set (banjo, drums, accordion, horn and clarinet)

In 2018, the band was awarded “Paszport Polityki” award for their “literary, music and political reconstructions whose effect is astounding”, as they creatively refresh folk and punk the formula while at the same time poignantly describe today’s conflicts and dangers in Poland.

Hańba! have also won the Grzegorz Ciechowski award (2017) and Czesław Niemen award (New Tradition 2014)

Until 2019 (or rather, as they might say, until 1939), the band have performed at such events as:

  • MONA FOMA (Lauceston, Australia 2019)
  • Primavera Festival (Barcelona 2017)
  • Opener Festival (Gdynia 2017)
  • Off Festival (Katowice 2018, 2015)
  • Rudolstadt Festival (2018)
  • WOMAD Festival (Malmesbury 2018)
  • WOMEX Festival (Katowice 2017)
  • South by Southwest (Austin, USA 2017)
  • Colours of Ostrava (Ostrava 2017)
  • Pohoda Festival (Trenczyn 2016)

Moreover, Hańba! toured in the USA, Australia, Spain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands and – naturally – better or lesser known corners of the Republic of Poland.


Band members:

Andrzej Zamenhof – banjo, vocals
Tadeusz Król – accordion, clarinet
Adam Sobolewski – drums, comb, vocals
Ignacy Woland – horn, vocals

Hańba! online:

Official Website
Music videos:

Puste samoloty (Empty Planes)
Hoży i świeży (Fresh And Shiny)

Different Sounds Zone is a year-round cycle of concerts featuring original performers, the most interesting independent record labels and a variety of musical genres and their arresting combinations. This cycle is a continuation of the summer festival East of Culture – Different Sounds. and allows us to abandon musical routine and experience new sounds.