Don’t Panic! We’re Live: Polish Bands Play During Office Hours
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In honour of Don’t Panic! We’re from Poland’s 10th birthday, six Polish bands played live sessions in the offices of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw.
Don’t Panic! We’re Live is a project celebrating 10 years of the Don't Panic! We're from Poland programme. Don’t Panic! is a brand, created by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in 2008, whose main goal is to promote Polish music abroad, through networking, showcases and working on industry growth.
Six acts, all of which had travelled the world with Don’t Panic! in the past, were invited to play live concerts in the offices of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, Poland. The idea was to bring the music back into the offices that made some of their first forays into the world music scene possible.
With the help of the Don’t Panic! team and captured on camera by professional film crew, the bands played live concerts surrounded by laptops and paperwork, calendars and whiteboards, water coolers and coffee makers!
Krzysztof Halicz from the Don’t Panic! We’re from Poland team, explains:
It was ten years of hard work. Now we’re beginning to see the fruits of all of it, to see what we had imagined starting out: Polish bands are signing contracts with good international labels, they have agents and bookers abroad, they’re playing tours all around Europe. Of course, it’s thanks to the merit and the determintation of the artists themselves, but we hope that we were at least an inspiration for them.
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The Don’t Panic! We’re from Poland programme was initiated by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in 2008 to promote contemporary Polish music worldwide. Don’t Panic!’s mission is simple: to share Poland’s rich and vibrant music scene with music lovers around the globe. So far, the Dont’ Panic! has worked with nearly 300 different artists and taken part in almost 500 trade events. The programme has manager to establish a Polish presence at the world’s most important showcase festivals, such as SXSW in the USA, The Great Escape in the UK, the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany and Primavera Sound in Spain.