Wednesday, December 23, 2015

So this is Christmas

So this is Christmas, probably the best part of a whole year, especially for hungry students. ;) But the time of preparation may be a bit stressful or even frustrating. There is always something more to clean up, something more to cook or bake, someone more to make a gift for and to visit, someone more to send a Christmas card to. Well, all those gestures require time and work but for me they are really precious and I believe that those are the things that remain in memory for a very long time. It is the 23th of December and I have already been to three Christmass Eve's parties - at the University, with comunity I partecipate and at Dylemat Cafe, mentioned already a couple of times. The last one was really special for me even though I wasn't able to stay there for a long time as I was going home the next day. 
It all started with an artistic part, as always. But this time it was all about Christmas. There were carols sung by everyone but also songs performed by the solists. All of them were beautifully amazing. As always I was completely impressed by the group of musicians who played so perfectly each piece. I was really happy to hear a song "Mary, did you know?" sung in Polish by a friend of mine, Ania. The first Polish version was made by Kuba Badach, a man of one of the warmest voices ever. You just have to check it:

I have also chosen a beautiful song, the one I wanted to sing since I was a little girl. I believe you all know the CD made by Kayah and Goran Bregovic. I have decided to sing "Nie ma, nie ma ciebie". 

Even though there was no snow (lyrics start with "Zima na ramiona moje spadła, niewinnością, białym śniegiem...)... I was really worried, because I've noticed too late that it's a preatty difficult one, maybe too difficult for me. What is more, we didn't manage to try my song during the first rehearsal... But well, in the end, I believe it went pretty well. Actually, it was the atmosphere that was the most important thing that evening, and not the perfect interpretation of the song. 

Wishing you all the most beautiful Christmas of all times spent with the people you love I would like to invite you to listen to a very beautiful but also very sad carol, sung by Margaret. It is about the Christmas 76 years ago, when there was the II World War. I think it's the one that really makes you think and appreciate whatever you have, understanding that the only things you need to be happy is peace and love of the people that are close to you.

Merry Christmas everyone! Let the Love fulfill your hearts and homes! :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Time limits.

Oh my... It's been a month already since I have written my last post here. Shame on me. But the truth is I have been a very occupied person during that while. As the Christmas is coming I've been dedicated to the preparation of gifts for my family and friends and I have decided to make the most of them on my own with decoupage technique... but to it I will dedicate another post. Today I could not publicate my works, for obvious reasons. 
I must say that my life became lately a bit deprived of music. For a long time I haven't been singing in Dylemat caffe, I was not playing instruments a lot and so on. But last week I had an awesome opportunity to listen to the Music Academy's students singing mostly in italian during the course they were partecipating. I was there because I was asked to help those students with a pronunciation and meaning of italians lyrics which means for me great occasion to unite my two passions in one "work". 
Last Sunday I also went to the festival in the new concert hall "Jordanki" in Toruń, where a special edition of Luxfest, already described in my further posts, was organised. The event was gratuitous but you had to catch the tickets when they were distributed on the website. The point is that after an hour all of them were out. Fortunately I got them for me and my boyfriend and so we had an opportunity to listen non only to Luxtorpeda but also Pięć Dwa, Grubson and Lao Che. What made me really fascinated was the fact that for the first time I was able to hear live Luxtorpeda's "44 dni" dedicated to the children not born. I was really touched while listening intently to it's lyrics. And the same thing refers to the Lao Che's "Wojenka" already mentioned a month ago. 

I cannot say that my life is fulfilled with music currently, but as you see, as the time permits, I still find a few moments to enjoy what I love so much.