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Reach Beyond This World—Howl, Cry & Be Free: Ethereal Songs Of Holy Women

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Via The Urban Howl

“Laboratorium Pieśni are a phenomenal group of international holy women who use shamanic techniques in song to create sacred space, employing glossolalia and the sounds of nature to harness the healing power of the wild, sacred feminine through ancient music and verse. The experience is haunting, powerful and ethereal, and reaches into something beyond this world.”
She Who Is

Na morzu, na błękitnym morzu
Tam pływały stada białych łabędzi
Z małymi łabądkami
A skąd się wziął szaro-biały orzeł
Rozgonił stado po całym błękitnym morzu
Biały puszek uniósł się do nieba
Szare pierze opadło na zielonej łące
A kto zbierze to pierze?
Zbierze je piękna dziewczyna.

At the sea, blue sea
There was a floating flock of white swans
And where did the gray-white eagle come from?
It dispersed the flock around the blue sea
White down rose to heaven,
Gray feathers fell on a green meadow
And who will collect these feathers?
A beautiful girl.

Tam w lesie kukułka uwiła gniazdo i uleciała

There in the forrest a cuckoo made a nest and flew away

Oh you river, you river
Why are you not full?
Oh, luli luli luli…
Why are you not full?

Oh, how could I be full?
People come to drink water
Oh, luli luli luli…
People come to drink water

People come to drink water
Jasieńko comes to water his horse
Oh, luli luli luli…
Jasieńko comes to water his horse

Jasieńko comes to water his horse
Kasieńka comes to extinguish the fire
Oh, luli luli luli…
Kasieńka comes to extinguish the fire

Laboratorium Pieśni (Song Laboratory) is the group of female singers from Tri-City (Poland), created in 2013.

Using traditional, polyphonic singing they perform songs from all over the world, mainly: Ukraine, Balkans, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia and many other places. They sing a capella as well as with shaman drums and other ethnic instruments (shruti box, kalimba, flute, gong, zaphir and koshi chimes, singing bowls, rattles etc.), creating a new space in a traditional song, adding voice improvisations, inspired by sounds of nature, often intuitive, wild and feminine.

The traditional songs are often brought from their source – different regions of Poland, Europe and world, by the members of the group – having their unique history and evolving in the course of work. Finally they are performed in a new form – traditional or enriched.

Laboratorium Pieśni is a winner of TRYTON PRIZE on FAMA Festival 2014 for the greatest artistic personality of the festival.

Read more about Laboratorium Pieśni here.

Featured Image: Laboratorium Pieśni

For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul.

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  1. Love everything about their music! 😊

  2. Laura Brown

    LOVE!!!!! So powerful-listening this morning with my youngest and having an impromptu sacred dance session 🙂 <3

  3. Christian Ryd
    Christian Ryd

    That’s a crazy strong sound! Awesome.

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