I hope you are all having a wonderful summer. This month has been an exciting time as I was invited to take part in some fantastic events including the Natura 2000 Conference in Brussels where I was asked to perform my songs which were inspired by the beautiful forests of Poland and a beautiful concert at Old Garden in Sycewo, Poland. See the quote I made below 🙂
“Nature and the natural world is a never ending source of inspiration for my life, music and songwriting. I listen to the songs of birds, study the intricate architecture of flowers and rejoice in the beauty of the sun, moon, forests, mountains, deserts, sky and the ocean. Nature gives me the power and desire to create, feed my soul and awaken my spirituality. Mother Earth is a treasure we need to respect and honour. I wish that every human being and creature can experience the deep knowledge and grace that the natural world offers, to not only sustain but to help harmonise with all living beings in this lifetime and across time. Congratulations Natura 2000 for bringing us together and long live Mother Earth “
I was also invited to perform at the very lovely Old Garden’s 3rd Birthday Party. Set in the countryside in the area of Sycewo, this concert was a truly lovely affair and I delighted in eating delicious Polish country garden food and having a taste of a peaceful Polish country garden experience. Thank you so much to the Michalski family for hosting this event and I am very much looking forward to making a music video here for my song ‘When Pola met Charlie’. The music video will be directed by Maciek Michalski, the Polish Film Director who is also a relative of the Silent movie star and Polish film actress Pola Negri.
Below are some pictures from the concert 🙂
Thank you Old Garden ! 🙂 ))
Below singing to a packed house 🙂
Beautiful posters – foto by MSJ Photography London
My beloved red ukulele !
I just wanted to congratulate CHRIS TOFU on being awarded an MBE 🙂
I would also like to congratulate my dear friend Janusz Skowron in New York City for the great work he did to inspire my album Paszport and allow me to meet the great artists and poets of Polonia USA – I awarded him with a medal to show my gratitude for his hard work helping me promote my music in the USA- Please see below a picture that Janusz sent to me with his lovely wife Ania – KOCHAM WAS !!! 🙂 Janusz was the first person in New York to introduce me to the Polonia community. He is a truly wonderful person serving to provide exhibition spaces and concerts for Polonia artists in New York City and across Poland and the USA. Janusz has hosted over 125 Independent Art shows at Starbucks in Greenpoint and countless other events over NYC during the past decades as well as bringing so much joy to all generations including the elderly residents of the Polonia community in New York City at Club Amber. I am in awe of Janusz’s great work and salute him a million times 🙂 Thank you Janusz – read more about Janusz Skowron’s work here – Janusz Skowron biography
WE REMEMBER / PAMIETAMY
This month on 20th June we remember the 75th Anniversary of Polish Boy scout Kazik Piechowski’s escape from Auschwitz. Kazik was born in 1919 and he is now 97 years old. I issued an official statement via the Institute of National Remembrance – Instytut Pamięci Narodowej – please click on the link below 🙂 http://www.katycarrarchive.com.gridhosted.co.uk/katy-carr-official-statement-to-kazimierz-piechowski-20th-june-2017-in-english-and-polish/
ife. You were kind and patient with me whilst sharing with me your broad knowledge of Polish history and your extraordinary life experience. You taught me my first Polish words and also I sang my first Polish songs with you – Dziś do ciebie przyjść nie mogę and O mój rozmarynie. Over the past 7 years I have been in continual contact with you and you have not only inspired but mentored me to write 30 songs about various Polish WWII history topics on my albums Paszport (2012) and Polonia (2015). You inspired me to for instance to visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum and write my song Motylek about the Polish Pilots who the aces of the Battle of Britain. You inspired me to write my song ‘Bomba’ about the Polish mathematicians who first deciphered the Enigma machine cyphers with Marian Rejewski’s machine of genius. You inspired me to learn about the great Polish Victory at the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944 and discover the joy that was Wojtek the Soldier Bear.
Thanks again for all your support of my music and keep in touch and take care
Much love to you all – Katy i Pozdrawiam serdecznie xxxx 🙂