Joanna Szaflik

Joanna Szaflik –she has been learning traditional music since early childhood. Her grandmother and mother taught her. She has been singing traditional songs since 2004, learning them from masters of both the old and young generation and also looks for inspiration in archival recordings. A member of the collective Przodki, where she sings, plays the bass, runs tradtional dance and singing workshops and animation. A member of the association Dom Tańca. She works with Dom Tańca Poznań and Fundacha Dudziarz EU. Since 2014, she has been mostly involved in the music of Greater Poland and Sieradz Land, running field research in search of masters of traditional music and their repertoire  and studying archival recordings. She’s a psychologist, coach and grupu instructor, which is the foundation of workshop work. She was a student of post-graduate ethnomusicology degree (Music Institute, University of Warsaw). She currently works with pre-school, early school and teenage groups in Biskupizna, where she teaches singing. She is also working on an album featuring children’s folklore.