Rebeka from Poznań is an alternative music discovery of the last recent years. It delights critics and is loved by fans for the clash of minimalist, electronic sounds with ambitious, melodic pop, emotional lyrics and strong voice of the singer Iwona Skwarek. Together with Bartosz Szczęsny, they combine two strong music personalities and reach the height of their joint energy during concerts. Thanks to the clash of characters and often different outlooks on music, they constantly experiment, using many instruments in their compositions such as analogue synthesizers from 1980s, electric and bass guitars or a tape recorder.
Their debut album “Hellada” (2013) is full of beauty, dirt and emotions. The record received very enthusiastic reviews and was ranked at top positions of many music lists of the past year. It also received the most important and prestigious title of the Polish Record of the Year 2013 in the ranking of “Gazeta Wyborcza” journalists. For three years, Rebeka has been a permanent guest at the most significant Polish festivals, such as: Open’er, OFF Festival, Selector and FreeForm. The duo’s music reached also far beyond Poland. The musicians performed at c/o POP in Cologne, Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, CMJ in New York and The Great Escape in Brighton.
Iwona Skwarek is also active outside of Rebeka and so she made a guest performance on the last album of the project Waglewski Fisz Emade and on the album “Flora” of a Portuguese producer Moullinex. Bartosz mixed the debut album of the band Kamp! and produced the upcoming record of The Dumplings.
We will experience the musical power of the duo from Poznań on 29 June. Right after Rebeka the music star of Malta – Damon Albarn will step on the stage.
Damon Albarn + Rebeka @ Malta Festival Poznań
29 June 2014, Stara Gazownia, time: 18.00 (opening of gates)