Polish Grammys in the Bag
Winners of this year’s “Frederykis” – Poland’s answer to the Grammys – were announced in Warsaw on 21st April. Taking their name from composer and Polish patriot Frederyk Chopin, the awards are amongst the most coveted on Poland’s musical scene. This year, “intelligent hard rock group” Coma scooped the gong for best band. The Łódż-based group – who’ll be performing in Krakow this month during the Juwenalia celebrations – won double glory, as singer Piotr Rogucki walked off with Best Vocalist too. Other winners included Kasia Nosowska, for Best Female Vocalist and Best Album, as well as Fisz for Best Hip Hop Album. Meanwhile, jazz pianist Marcin Wasilewski came up trumps for his album Speechless Song.