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Banana Boat is a Polish a cappella sextet, authoring and performing original songs representing the genre of neo-shanties. Being one of the pioneers of the new genre, the group retains its simultaneous focus on contemporary interpretations of traditional sea shanties and maritime music. Owing to its characteristic six-part, jazzy harmony, departing from the traditional sound of the the music of the sea, the group has become one of the emblems of what the international artists of the maritime stage have come to dub as the Polish Style of the Maritime Song. With maritime music constantly in the focus of its activity, since 2004, Banana Boat has also been experimenting with other musical genres, including popular and jazz compositions, inviting other artists to participate in individual projects. The group is a Member of International Season and Shanty Association (ISSA).

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* 1 Biography
* 2 Organizatonal, propagatory and charitable activity
* 3 Concerts and International Cooperation
* 4 Awards and Prizes
* 5 Discography
* 6 External Links


Biography

Banana Boat evolved from a multi-member formation Jack Steward, founded by Maciej Jędrzejko and functioning in the years 1993-1994. The line-up of the formation was composed of maritime culture aficionados - high-school students from the city of Sosnowiec, mainly representing the Stanisław Staszic Grammar School in Sosnowiec, the Emilia Plater Grammar School in Sosnowiec, and the Technical High School of Mechanical and Steel Industry in Sosnowiec. The central idea behind the singing youth’s efforts was to organize a sailing expedition, whose objective was to circumnavigate Iceland.

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  • Gockelmi

    Ich habe ja nicht wirklich eine Ahnung was sie da singen aber wie sie es tun, ist schlichtweg geil! Die Harmonien machen mir immer wieder eine Gänsehaut.

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • blatch

    Such full sound.

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • hazelek

    "Tam, gdzie morze znaczy życie, nie ma już niewinnych..." genialne...

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • bliksala

    Zeeliederen???

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
  • MONTUABEAST1991

    Oni są super! Myślę, że będę szukać swoich innych albumów!

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • WooMonkey

    Dajcie znowu jakiś koncert :( Stary Port w Chorzowie zaprasza!

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • MelodyOfLife

    Ja także byłam na ich koncercie w Gdyni:) Noc, morze, plaża i Banana Boat:) Było magicznie:) A piosenka "Little Look" jest przepiękna:)

    17 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Pawel_Jedrzejko

    Zapraszam do głosowania na nową piosenkę z singla "A Little A Cappella: Polish-Irish Harmony" nagranego wspólnie z Eleanor McEvoy na Liście Przebojów Trójki! Piosenka nosi tytuł "Little Look"! http://lp3.polskieradio.pl/ Pozdrawiam serdecznie, Paweł "Synchro" Jędrzejko Banana Boat

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Wyrwitrzew

    Bylem na ich koncercie w Gdyni kolo 1 w nocy (to był chyba ost dzień zlotu żaglowców) Rozruszali wszystkich co przysypiali po paru piwkach (m.in mnie) i do 3 śpiewali Genialnie potrafią rozbujać publisie

    29 Jul 2009 Reply
  • kazikov

    "a morze tak, a może nie" jest boskie ! :) POWINNO BYĆ WYSOKO A TU GUZIK : (

    17 May 2009 Reply
  • Olas1112

    niesamowite @.@

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • strogg

    Polish neo sea shanties! How can you go wrong?? Awesome!

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • BeBopDeLula

    No clue what they r sayin or how I got their music in my library ...but.. yeah ok non English folk music It's good!

    1 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Rothar

    @wyantycypowany - bo Requiem.. jest tagowany tutaj na kilka różnych sposobów - zbierając to do kupy byłby w pierwszej dziesiątce utworów.

    30 Mar 2008 Reply
  • mbbdth

    wygrałem ich płytę ;) z autografami ^^ są niesamowici ;)

    8 Aug 2007 Reply
  • Pawel_Jedrzejko

    To my best knowledge, there are at least two... And very different ones when it comes to the preferred genre :-) It would be fun to combine them both in one gig!

    20 May 2007 Reply
  • LucienFerne

    Ok, am I to assume there are 2 banana boats?

    23 Feb 2007 Reply

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