Banana Boat


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). Contents * 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 ...

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