Tag Archives: Polish folk music

Folk to Polkas

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By now everyone should know that the Polka is not a National Dance in Poland, but rather, Polkas come from old folk tunes, set to a dance beat by Polish Americans. Continue reading

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Kolędy from Mazowsze

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When the Mazowsze Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble toured the U.S.A. and Canada, they dazzled audiences with, not only songs and dances from 43 ethnographic regions of Poland, but they also sang several beautiful Kolędy, Polish Christmas Carols, which echo the rhythms of the Polonaise, Mazur, Kujawiak, and Krakowiak, Poland’s national dances. Continue reading

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Mazowsze Legends

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Maybe it was the memory of a song on the radio… or a Mazur from a Chopin concert… Maybe it was the Polish blood flowing through my veins…. Maybe it was all of these things that caused my heart to beat to the rhythms of the music of Tadeusz Sygietyński. Whatever it was, it was magic ! I was hooked !! Continue reading

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Beware of the Dance Mix !!

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The unfortunate thing about Europe is Techno-Rock….
In my efforts to buy one of Siklawa’s CD’s, I made the mistake of buying their “Dance Mix” album. I mean, it had the song titles I was looking for….
Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be Techno Rock !!! Yikes !! Continue reading

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