A concert by rock-noir mistress, Rykarda Parasol at Fama Festival


A concert by an American singer, Rykarda Parasol, a mistress of rock-noir, with a low voice trained by opera school. Her melancholy-filled compositions convey the feeling of aesthetic anxiety. Compared with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Waits or Johnny Cash.

Rykada Parasol breaks all stereotypical beliefs about what women can do in music and how, both in the field of performance and the topics she undertakes; she sings about things which others wish to forget. Moreover, she is an artist who meets the highest requirements going far beyond the context of popular and light music.

Rykarda Parasol will perform with young Polish musicians who also accompany her at concerts in Poland and abroad. Being either its participants or prizewinners, the musicians are linked to FAMA Festival. The concert aims at presenting valuable, ambitious project which, because of its non-mass culture provenance, is highly demanding of the audience.  

This exceptional concert will take place at FAMA Festival, on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 on Outdoor Stage in Swinoujscie. Free entrance!

Rykarda Parasol – Musician and songwriter. A deep gender-bending voice, her focus is delivering Faulkner-like tales with conviction and suspense. Parasol draws on American rock, soul and southern influences as well as Northern European styles imparted to her by her parents. Based in San Francisco, California, Parasol is immersed in many cultures. She is half Swedish, half Israeli. The daughter of a Polish-born Holocaust survivor (her name comes from her father’s name, Ryszard) and a Swedish mother. She has written, self-produced and self-released two highly acclaimed albums (“For Blood and Wine” 2009 and “Our Hearts First Meet” 2006). She has plans to publish a spoken word book as well as an illustrated one. And her unique musical style can be traced to her studies in art, music, and literature. Parasol has shared the stage with such notable artists like Frank Black, Jason Collett, Jolie Holland, the Trail of Dead, Kirsten Hirsh, Chuck Prophet, Jonette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde). Most recently Rykarda with her band performed at the Festival Ars Cameralis in Poland as well as the Plissken Festival in Athens, Greece. Rykarda has also gained notoriety for performing at maximum security prisons in Poland.