A little bit of a folk twist coming up in this episode of The Debrief as we’re at the Mazurkas of The World Festival in Warsaw.
On the last three days of December, men in the village of Sławatycze dress up in carefully crafted costumes, wear fake beards and chase young women and children with sticks to say goodbye to the old year. But no one can remember how or when it started.
In this episode of The Debrief, host John Beauchamp speaks to folk musician Karolina Cicha about performing the music of Poland’s Karaim as well as other minorities from her native region of Podlasie and beyond.
A designer from the Polish highlands has been awarded the Best Folk Fabric 2021 Award at the International Fashion Week in Dubai.
Based in the headquarters of the internationally acclaimed folk song and dance ensemble ‘Mazowsze’, the centre’s permanent exhibition will show the entirety of Polish folklore in all its regional variants and how each region differs in its folkloric traditions.
Formed just last year, the four Szczecin lasses have sent the internet into meltdown with their quirky ‘white noise’ harmonies and sing-screaming technique.
Event involving songwriters, folk and alternative musicians.
Festival presenting traditional, ethno, folk and world music.