Simon Broughton, Songlines (81) // "Tajno Biav" review //
"Caci Vorba’s debut album won a German Record Critics’ Award last year and was a Top of the World release in Songlines #73. This new album proves their quality. This excellent CD ought to get them more widely known." link
Simon Broughton, Songlines (73) // "Szczera Mowa" review //
"One of Polish folk's best kept secrets. (...) This is one of the most dynamic and accomplished folk groups from Eastern Europe I've heard in a long time." link
Eelco Schilder, Folk World // "Tajno Biav" review //
"A great, well produced, second album which is even better than their strong debut." link
Matthew Forss, Inside World Music // "Tajno Biav" review //
"Caci Vorba succeeds again with an album that will not remain secretive for long!" link
Doug Spencer, The Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National // "Tajno Biav" review //
"The Polish-Ukrainian quintet's take on eastern European 'gypsy' music is full of spark - with original and subtle aspects, too. ČAČI VORBA's debut album (featured here in April) was widely acclaimed. Their new one is even better. It nicely entwines traditional and original tunes and songs." link
WRUV Music Reviews // "Tajno Biav" review //
"Very special music!" link
Illand Pietersma, Dagblad van het Noordened // "Tajno Biav" review //
"The acoustic band sounds (...) much more subdued than the folk rockers of the Warsaw Village Band. However Caci Vorba experiments with the tradition at least as much the same and could be the new sensation in the Polish folk music." link
Małgorzata Jędruch-Włodarczyk, Gadki z Chatki // "Tajno Biav" review //
"'Tajno Biav' has made me anxious. Anxious for the perfection of sound, accomplished studio realisation, masterly performance, complete construction of the musical story (...) The moving thing is the conscience and maturity of artists in following their own way and leading listeners through it with a full confidence. Their independence is admirable! All musical devices (...) have been conformed to the willingness of showing the beauty of music that musicians are fascinated with and which can be effectively given to others." pdf
Patrick van Engelen, No Borderz // "Tajno Biav" review //
"Sounds of the band are so pure and so penetrating that you feel the love for the music flowing through your veins. For each word you hear the singing experience. For each note the joy and pain (...) When will this group come to Netherlands? This material is a year-list top one!" link
Fernando Figueroa Sánchez, Jornada Filósofica // article about the band //
"While listening to them during my last stay in Hungary last summer 2010, I was stunned by the straightforward personality of this group." link
Doug Spencer, The Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National
//"Szczera Mowa" review//
"Exciting, unusual Polish/Ukrainian band " link
Grzegorz Józefczuk, Gazeta w Lublinie //article about the band//
"Caci Vorba appears as a modern, superb folk group which refreshingly draws from Balkan Gypsy music." link
Thorsten Hingst, Unser Lübeck // "Szczera Mowa" review //
"Fascinating listening experience" link
Mattie Poels , Radio 6 // "Tajno Biav" review //
"Caci Vorba proves with the CD Tajno Biav that if you have good musicians in the house even beaten Balkan paths can be easily refreshed" link
Grit Friedrich & Michael Kuhlmann, MDR Figaro // "Tajno Biav " review //
"With the second recording "Tajno Biav", the band Caci Vorba could be finally discovered in this country by a larger audience(...)Not even someone in Romania interpreted so intimate, convincing and passionate the old Lautar songs from the suburban pubs and folk songs from the rich heritage of Wallachia." link
Cathrin Alisch, Folker // "Szczera Mowa" review //
"In the person of the singer and violinist Maria Natanson there is a youth plus a feminine self-confidence and musical sovereignty - she is currently considered the rising star of the Polish folk scene. And rightly so!" link
Eelco Schilder, Folk World // "Szczera Mowa" review //
"Leading vocalist Maria Natanson impresses with her expressive, strong voice and fabulous violin play. Backed by three fantastic (multi) instrumentalists, this band surprises with fresh, original and well played traditional music. Somehow they capture the original atmosphere of the traditional songs and tunes but sound like a modern folk band at the same time. With sparkling strings, strong accordion solo's and a percussionist that builds the perfect fundament for his fellow musicians to build their melodic parts on. Poland has another great name to add to the list of strong Folk related bands from the past ten years." link...
Ulf Torstensson, Lira Magazine // "Szczera Mowa" review //
“Although most members ČAČI VORBA come from Poland, their music is among the most authentic in the industry of Balkan music I’ve ever heard (...) I have never so clearly heard the similarity between the repeated melody-loops in Romanian music, boogie woogie and African soukous (...) An extremely exciting acquaintance.” link...
www.whatson-kiev.com // concert review //
"Jazz, ethno, gipsy and God only knows what, is the way this Polish-Ukrainian band mixes it up, making the Caci Vorba genre something entirely unique. Their sound is captivating, there's no doubt about that" link...
Wilczyn Warszyc, Forum RRI RadioWid
// concert review //
"At the moment ČAČI VORBA is one of the best (beside Dikanda and Sarakina) Polish folk bands which play Balkan notes."
Lauren Lim, True Speech: The Music of... (Matador Travel) // essay //
"After the concert, Ela Rojek, an eminent Polish alternative actress, remarked to me, "Marysia's the worst example for any aspiring musician. She quit school and ran off into the mountains to live with the Gypsies (..) Ela then laughed, saying "And she's the best vocalist in Poland." I was happy to hear this: it made me feel a little less crazy. It somewhat explained my strange urge, during the concert, to find a way to crawl inside Marysia's voice and stay there forever."
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Lubelski Serwis Informacyjny - koziołek.pl // concert review //
"One who has heard violin-playing singer Maria Natanson knows what an energy Čači Vorba disposes. Natanson sings (...) with a surprising ease and hapiness, music is her natural element."
www.ufryzjera.pl // concert review //
"Čači Vorba and (...) Maruška - everything around was vibrating with her voice. As always the band made people actively participating in the concert. How do they do this?"
Grzegorz Józefczuk, Gazeta w Lublinie // concert review //
"Together they call to mind a fairytale orchestra, which proceeds surprising musical voyages in Middle and East Europe."