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21 Jun 2012

In this exclusive UK date, Poland’s Warsaw Village Band bring their thrilling hardcore folk to Leeds in time for a summer party.

Traditional Slavic melodies, drone harmonies and klezmer influences are thrown together with wild rhythms bordering on reggae, to create a unique sound that redefines Polish village music. Played on the szuka (knee-violin), cello, dulcimer, hurdygurdy and bababan drum, the band refers to their raw yet accomplished sound as radical roots style and roots music from the ancient to the future.

Winners of the BBC World Music Award and nominated for a Grammy, this show marks the release of their hotly tipped Scandinavian influenced new album Nord.

‘one of the most important bands of world music’ The New York Times

With support from Yorkshire-based Georgian choir Samzeo, performing traditional folk music and chants accompanied by chonguri and panduri.

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.


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