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wandering and concerts

ETHNO JAZZ BESKIDY is a festival that combines a mountain hike with participation in premiere concerts of music created at the intersection of the traditions of Beskid highlanders, ethnic sounds of the world and jazz.

The Art Theater Association, known for the organization of Bielska Zadymka Jazzowej, decided to use its experience in organizing festivals at the highest, world level in the implementation of new projects. Jerzy Batycki - the founder and director of Zadymka, and Piotr Damasiewicz - a jazz musician in love with the Beskid folklore, jointly developed a project that was supported by the Visegrad Funds. Ethno, jazz and Beskidy are the three elements on which the offer was built, which connects musicians and active seekers of artistic impressions. It will also be an opportunity to meet the culture, tradition and regional products of the Beskid highlanders.


- We decided to invite musicians to small towns in the Beskids. We will create favorable conditions for them to work on new, joint programs. Finally, we will come along with a group of travelers to participate in their premiere concerts. Highlanders, traditional musicians from Africa and South America, as well as jazzmen from Poland and the Czech Republic will work on new, premiere projects in three Beskid towns, in the area of the of the borders of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. What will come of this? Everything will turn out during the concerts that are the finals of each day of the festival. September 16 in Rajcza, 17 in Jablunkov and 18 in Oravska Polhora. - this is what Jerzy Batycki says about the new project.


- This festival is meant to unite! This connection is to take place on various levels: interpersonal, cultural and musical. It is addressed to musicians looking for and active lovers of cultural events. It is an invitation to wander the Beskid trails, meet the tradition and culture of this region. It is also a laboratory where new music is to be created. - adds Piotr Damasiewicz, the Music Guide of the festival.


- I will lead a group of festival participants on the Beskid routes of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It will be an opportunity to present historical, geographic and ethnological information about the Beskids. The routes will not be difficult, but I guarantee interesting trips. - adds Mirek Ostrowski, Beskids Guide.

We invite you to participate in the festival. This can be done in two ways: 1. As a MUSIC WANDERER - go with guides on a hike along the Beskids trails, which will end each day with concerts, feasts and jam sessions. We start on Friday, September 16th at 17.00 in Rajcza. You can get to this town by car and leave it in the parking lot until Sunday, or by train via Żywiec. Then, at the Festival Office, pick up the Wanderers package, which includes the festival t-shirt and tickets for bus journeys from Rajcza to Bukovec, from Jablunkov to Korbielów and from Oravska Polhora to Rajcza (possibly accommodation and lunch vouchers), package price - PLN 120 (without accommodation). The organizers offer help in booking accommodation in Rajcza and Jablunkov and the possibility of buying dinners (accommodation prices depend on the standard, from 45 to 150 PLN per person, lunches for 30 - 40 PLN). Return to Rajcza, on Sunday, September 18th, is planned for 8.00 p.m. 2. As a GUEST - you can come to the concerts directly in every town. You can also join our organized group of Musical Wanderers and walk with them along the route marked out for the day. (Guest participation in the event is free).

The international project ETHNO JAZZ BESKIDY (EJB) received funding from the International Visegrad Fund. The organizer of the EJB is the Art Theater Association The partners in the project are: • Association Návrat ku koreňom (SK) • Spolek Kapela Lipka (CZ) • Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society Branch of PTTK PODBESKIDZIE in Bielsko-Biała (PL) .


The project also gained the support of the Co-organizers, which are:

Rajcza Commune (PL)

Jablunkov Commune (CZ)

Oravská Polhora Commune (SK)

Ski Park Rajcza (PL)

PZKO Jabłonków (CZ)


If you are interested in participating in the festival as a Musical Wanderer, please contact us at the following e-mail address:

or phone number: +48 780 719 414.

PWS Konstanta - sponsor Ethno Jazz Beskidy


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