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Wolna Grupa Bukowina (which means Free Group Bukowina) is a Polish music band singing poetry/ballads (poezja śpiewana), touristic songs, folk and sometimes even soft folk-rock, inspired by Bob Dylan and the other American folk-singers.

It was created in early 70's by Wojciech Belon (who often introduced himself as Wojtek Bellon) and his friends. The first official performance took place in 1971 on Turist Song Contest in Szklarska Poreba.

The group was always an open format group, with many people joining to play and sing over the years, however the core team was just 4 people: Wojtek Belon, Grazyna Kulawik, Waclaw Juszczyszyn and Wojtek Jarocinski.

After the death of Wojek Belon May 3rd, 1985, the group suspended their activities. The group with just 3 core members, Grazyna Kulawik, Waclaw Juszczyszyn and Wojtek Jarocinski resumed the artistic activities in early 90s.

Songs of Wolna Grupa Bukowina are very "underground", almost never played in the media, but people sing them during campfires, on touristic tracks, and festivals all over Poland.

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