About Kapela Maliszów
Kapela Maliszów is a family band started by multi-instrumentalist Jan Mailsz and his children – Kacper and Zuzanna. The band is inspired by traditional music of – Beskid Niski and Pogorze, in South Poland.
Folk songs and dance music from Gorlice county is traditionally played with a violin, a basolia ( a folk instrument similar to a cello) and a drum in, an archaic way with a great amount of freedom, joy and improvisation, not only reconstruction of old melodies.
The violin owned by the band leader used to belong to his father Jozef, who in the thirties of the 20th century played at wedding parties. Jan also inherited a drum made by his father in the fifties. The drum is still used by the band. They call this music “Father’s notes”.