W STRONĘ TRADYCJI - KRAMSK 2016

At the 3 of July Culture and Art Centre in Konin and Community Culture Centre in Kramsk organised the Folk Festival „W STRONĘ TRADYCJI”. The main purpose of the festival is to strengthen the sense of regional identity by presenting folk traditions of eastern Greaterpoland region and creating opportunities to share experiences between instructors and folk bands.
This year artists competed in the following categories: choirs, folk bands, stylized bands, instrumentalists, singers and storytellers.

Folk Festiwal “W Stronę Tradycji” includes music, art and dance.Each of these areas constituted a separate category which subject to evaluation by  jury. Folk Group "Wielkopolanie" was invited to add splendour this concert during all-day struggles of many soloists, storytellers, instrumentalists and bands.


„Wielkopolanie” began concert by dances and songs from Szamotuły region. During the program gathered audience could also enjoy dances from Rozbark and Bytom region and the culture of Krakowiacy Wschodni and also national Krakowiak with Lajkonik. Moreover, during the concert, the audience had opportunity to learn  traditional games of the Greatherpoland and Silesia regions from „Wielkopolanie”.


After several hours of artistic presentations from dozens of bands and soloists, committee appointed by the organizers, composed of:

- Piotr Dahlig - musicologist, ethnographer, professor at the University of Warsaw - chairman of the committee,

- Elżbieta Sztamblewska - ethnographer of District Museum in Konin,

- Piotr Kulka – director of Folk Group "Wielkopolanie", member of Polish Ethnological Society,

They decided to award:

- In the category of choirs first place for “Świętojanki” band from Community Culture Centre in Kramsk, who will be qualified for 51 Festiwal Kapel i Śpiewaków Ludowych in Kazimierz Dolny, which is organized by Culture Centre in Lublin,

- In the category of stylized bands award for Group „Dzieci Kujaw” from Community Culture Centre in Kramsk and for Group „Echo Kujaw” from Community Culture Centre in Wierzbinek,

- in category of instrumentalists award for Stanisław Pawlak from Community Culture Centre in Kłodawa,

- in the category of singers award for Maria Szczepankiewicz from Community Culture Centre in Kramsk and for Felicja Pawlak from Community Culture Centre in Kłodawa,

- in the category of the storytellers award for Marianna Topolska from Community Culture Centre in Kłodawa.

Folk Group „Wielkopolanie” congratulates all awarded and wishes for more success.

Gallery - Kramsk 2016