Due to COVID-19, PWSE is currently holding rehearsals virtually. Hopefully we'll find more ways to perform safely soon. Be well!
The Philadelphia Women*s Slavic Ensemble (aka PWSE) began in West Philly in 2011 as a few friends sharing simple Slavic folk songs. Since then, we have grown into a community of singers of all skill levels and backgrounds celebrating the chest voice, a style of singing that stems from Slavic folk tradition. We perform songs from Eastern Europe that encourage creativity, boldness, and unapologetic self-expression. You can find us at all types of community events, usually with homemade flower crowns and a giant bottle of red wine.
About the aster*sk: While the majority of our songs are traditionally about and sung by girls and women, we accept (almost) all genders to our group. Everyone but cisgender men. Sorry, cis dudes.
Interested in joining? Booking? Get in touch!