In this episode of The Debrief, we meet radio historian Dr Urszula Doliwa from the University of Warmia and Mazury.
After an overwhelming response, the pop idol added two more dates to her Warsaw appearance, a new record for the country surpassing artists such as Ed Sheeran, Metallica and Beyonce who all booked two concerts in the venue.
Start your day with a summary of today’s top stories from Poland’s leading news sites.
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.
Would you believe that Poland is one of the pioneering countries of electronic music?
VIDEO: Named The Rhapsody the documentary is billed as being is the astonishing story of composer Leo Spellman, a Polish Holocaust survivor who sets out on a riveting and emotional journey towards artistic liberation at the age of ninety-eight. The film features a musical masterpiece lost for more than fifty years; the revelation of a secret wartime diary; a harrowing tale of survival.’
Janusz Wawrowski from Konin in Wielkopolska had been performing with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra when he was told by ground crew that he could not bring his instrument on board and would have to wait FIVE hours for another flight.
The acoustic guitar virtuoso returns with an album for guitar and a string orchestra – an unlikely ensemble, but the results are breathtaking. The title “Second Life” refers to his miraculous pandemic recovery.
VIDEO: Performing an extraordinary self-penned number and accompanied by a small orchestra, Miłosz Bachonko from Lublin blew the Poland’s Got Talent judges away with his technical skills to take top place on Saturday’s Grand Finale.
Handmade in 1719 by Antonio Stradivari, the instrument is one of only 650 Stradivarius violins that have survived to this day.