Photo: M. Maroody
Photo: M. Maroody

Gurgulitza is a Berlin-based vocal trio with one sacred mission - to breathe life into ancient folk songs and perform them to new audiences. In their travels, Madlen Stange, Netta Shahar and Nitsan Bernstein, collect polyphonic treasures and explore vocal techniques. From the raw materials they collect around the world, they weave theatrical musical performances that include vocal improvisation and audience participation.

Since the formation of Gurgulitza in 2018, they have been invited to participate in a number of festivals such as Krakow Jewish Culture Festival (Poland) and Folklorum Festival (Germany), and have been selected to be part of the culture program of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, in 2020 and 2022.

In addition, the trio creates special projects in collaboration with artists from different artistic fields. In 2019 they created Salon Gurgulitza, a theatrical vocal performance commissioned by Musrara Mix Festival (Israel). In 2021 they started working on their new project, Garage Gurgulitza, supported by Musikfonds e.V. and Mifal Hapais Council for Culture & Arts, premiered in spring 2022.

Each member of the trio comes from a different musical background, has a different performance style and a different artistic approach. When together on stage, the distant worlds unite to create a spectacular mosaic of voices and dazzling fabric of artistic expressions. Wherever they perform, Gurgulitza manages to mesmerize the audience at every performance and take it on a fascinating musical journey.