Punk, uprooted and transplanted to Poland in 1930.
Hanba! travel through a divided 1930s Poland, in concept work that imagines Punk emerging in this frenetic period, rather than some 40 years later. The uncertainty of interwar Europe, channeled through Punk is an eccentric, but intriguing prospect. The result is a rousing, rebellious sound, that is indebted to the rich culture of a hectic era. The words of Polish poets such as Julian Tuwim are delivered in brash Buzzcocks-esque vocal style.
Meanwhile, banjo and accordion replace guitars, and pulsing tuba stands in for bass.
Who knew a Punk revival could start in 1933?
Hańba! did tour throughout United States, Australia, Spain, Czechia and Slovakia, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Russia and – last but not least – Poland, and played at the most prestigious music festivals. Among them:
MONA FOMA 2019
Rudolstadt Festival 2018
Med Festival 2018
Womad Festival 2018
Primavera Festival 2017
Open’er Festival 2017
Colours of Ostrava 2017
Pohoda Festival 2016
Off Festival 2015, 2018.
Andrzej Zamenhof – banjo, bassbanjo, vocal
Tadeusz Król – accordion, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Adam Sobolewski – drums, cimbalom, cob, vocal
Ignacy Woland – tuba, saxhorn, vocal