Dikanda is a Polish folk group that was founded in 1997 in Szczecin. The band’s music is influenced by folk music and music from different nations, such as from Poland, Belarus, Bulgaria and Macedonia. There are also influences from Yiddish, from Roma and Kurdish music.
The group was founded in 1997 in Szczecin, Poland. Passion for the traditional music and hard work let them create their own style and original sound.
Their acoustic songs have been inspired wholly by Oriental culture, Balkan folklore — Macedonian and Romanian. Typical Dikanda’s style is creation of new words and meanings in composed songs.
Dikanda in one of the African’s dialects stands for family. This is directly connected with the group’s spirit — they live and work as if it was a small, loving family.
They have played in India, Greece, and Russia and at the Montreux Jazz Festival. They achieved their popularity and great sympathy audience in many western-European countries (particularly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy).