Jolanta Kossakowska plays the violin and medieval fiddle and sings in early and ethnic music groups. She graduated in Oriental Studies from Warsaw and Hamburg Universities. She is an author of songs and music for theatre and film.
Jolanta is a member and a frontwoman of Mosaic, Polish band linking traditional and early music. Mosaic performed and was awarded at the most important Polish festivals of Ethno Music. In 2008 Jolanta won the special "Golden Fiddle" Award at the Folk Music Festival of the Polish Radio "New Tradition". She works in projects combining various musical styles.
Jolanta made a remarkable solo cover and joined the stars of the Polish alternative stage for „Warsaw. Tribute to Joy Division” (Kuka Records, 2007). In 2009 she was invited for „Baltic Masters”, a multi-cultural project for the young artists from the Baltic Sea regions, directed by Harald Haugaard. She performed with SufiTy, an ethnojazz Polish-Turkish group. Jolanta takes part in a controversial ethno-punk project R.U.T.A. together with the main figures of Polish punk and folk groups. In 2010 Jolanta and her band Mosaic published 2 albums: "Ludovava" and a concert album.
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