VIDEO: Since Edyta Górniak came second in 1994, Poland has had a chequered history with the Eurovision Song Contest. But could this year’s hopeful see that change?
Ukraine's ambassador to Poland has criticised the Ukrainian jury of the Eurovision Song Contest for not awarding a single point to Poland.
Soprano Alexandra Nowakowski and pianist Michał Biel, are currently recording an hour-long CD to bring Polish classical music to an international audience while at the same time breaking the Chopin-only stereotype that they believe exists about the nation’s musical heritage.
VIDEO: Julia Pośnik found herself spotlighted by the music platform as one of their “top ten artists to watch” and her face splashed on a billboard in Times Square. Featured also in Rolling Stone, the 21-year-old from Warsaw has called her sudden fame “the fulfilment of one of her craziest dreams.”
Carla Fernandes who was born in London to a Polish mother and Spanish/Portugese father, has already clocked up over 3.5 million views on YouTube and has been streamed over 1 million times on Spotify since the release of her song ‘Ok’ on April 22nd.
Historically from the Beskid and Pieniny highlands around Beskid Sądecki, Beskid Niski and parts of the Pienin mountains, the Lemkos were displaced from their native lands in 1947 and resettled in Western Poland as part of ‘Operation Vistula’, the Communist authority’s forced resettlement of several ethnic minorities from the south-east of post-war Poland to the reclaimed territories in the west of the country.
Mikołaj Wozniak from Gniezno hopes to raise public awareness of Poland’s historical musical traditions in a more accessible way, bringing it to people in Poland and abroad who are unfamiliar with the subject. From next week, all films will also have English subtitles.
Discover the important role of Poland's military during the Normandy landings at this special anniversary event.
Despite passing away 15 years ago today, Niemen’s music remains as powerful and resonant as ever.
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