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International Hits Remixed in Poland
Zuzanna Solakiewicz's 15 Corners of the World screens at the Wrocław and Locarno Film Festivals
Souvenir de Tanger is a Warsaw-based music producer who blends Arabic culture with the sounds of Western dance and club music.

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Orkiestra Świetego Mikolaja fot. Robert Fraczek
Established in 1988, when folk tradition was ridiculed and interest amongst the youth was minimal, Orkiestra Świętego Mikołaja (St. Nicholas Orchestra) was one of the first on the scene of Polish, Hustul and Lemko folk music.
OCN photo: Alexander Wilk
OCN
In 2012, while still known as Ocean, they won a competition organized for the 20th anniversary of the Sziget festival in Budapest as representatives of Poland. After the concert in Hungary they started composing in English, changed their name to OCN, signed an international contract and began – hopefully – a career on a grander scale.

News

30jul'14

Peter J. Birch, photo: Ala Protasiewicz
Bulgaria, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary… If you were asked what those countries have in common, you would probably mention their history, their fast-growing economies or their status as... Read more »

28jul'14

DJ working on a remix in a private house, photo: CC
Our remix review is ongoing. If you want to keep up with the newest re-polished pieces of international artists this is where to look for them. Read more »

18jul'14

Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the idea of music itself with just a pair of scissors and a magnetic tape. 15 Corners of the World is an attempt to hear the vision of his music. Read more »

15jul'14

Urszula Dudziak; photo by Krzysztof Opaliński
The competition commemorates the work and character of the Polish jazz violin genius Zbigniew Seifert. Read more »

14jul'14

Chopin died in 1849 and was buried at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. His heart, however, was taken out and taken to Warsaw. Was it because he wanted part of him to rest eternally in his lost... Read more »

11jul'14

Opera "The Passenger" by Mieczysław Weinberg photo. Karl Forster / Bregenzer Festspiele
The premiere of Mieczysław Weinberg's opera the Passenger was held on Thursday July 10th at the Lincoln Center in New York. Zofia Posmysz, whose short story inspired Medvedev's libretto, was in... Read more »
Laibach, 1984,  photo: Jane-Stravs / http://www.laibach.or
The Slovenian industrial pioneers, are preparing a new album for the 70th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising. Read more »

8jul'14

Paweł Łukaszewski; photo by Mariusz Makowski
The Polish composer and artistic director of MUSICA SACRA Choir has received the prestigious Orphee d’Or – Grand Prix du Disque Lyrique – Prix Hector Berlioz at the 2014 Academie du Disque Lyrique... Read more »

7jul'14

Krzysztof Penderecki and Eugeniusz Rudnik at the Expermental Studio of the Polish Radio, April 1972, photograph from Ludwik Erhardt's book "Spotkania z Krzysztofem Pendereckim" (Meetings with Penderecki)
The temporary liberalization of life in Poland in October 1956 brought with it the establishment of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Ahead of Stockholm and many other music centres who would... Read more »

4jul'14

Donatan Słowianie
We Are Slavic was the most watched video in Poland in 2013 – and its visibility only has increased in 2014. Here we explore five parodies of the controversial video and ask what happens when... Read more »

3jul'14

Music and theatre from Poland are presented at Edinburgh's two major record-beating festivals. Scotland hosts showings of Song of the Goat Theatre's Return to the voice project, as well as the I,... Read more »

1jul'14

Jewish Culture Festival - promotional photograph; promotional materials
The Jewish Culture Festival will take place in Kraków on the 27th-29th of June, 2014. For the first time in its history, the performances will be broadcast live in Israel, thanks to the efforts of... Read more »

30jun'14

Krzysztof "Komeda" Trzciński with his wife Zofia, Zakopane, 1958, photo: Wojciech Plewiński / Forum
The prolific history of Polish Jazz may seem inaccessible for foreigners: so many characters, so many musicians and various streams of jazz music. If you want to get started on Polish jazz and... Read more »
From the Baltic Sea to the Sudetes, from klezmer to Gothic. Summer music festival guide by Culture.pl Read more »

25jun'14

On the sound stage of the 12th SURVIVAL Art Review in Wroclaw, the mysterious RSS B0YS and Gerard Lebik with Migul A. Garcia will present their latest sound installations. Read more »
photo: Kacper Gunia
Summer in full blossom means many things: holidays, summer jobs, weddings, heat, etc. For some of you, it may be the time to decide what to do with your further education. Ever thought about studying... Read more »

12jun'14

120 young representatives of various cultures and nationalities from 18 different countries visit Poland as part of the Brave Kids project. Throughout June, they present their skills at numerous... Read more »
Łukasz Korolkiewicz, "13th December 1981", 1982, oil na canvas, 89 x 190 cm, photo: courtesy of the Warsaw National Museum
Whether they revered or loathed him, industrial music bands Laibach and Muslimgauze wrote songs about Wojciech Jaruzelski, last communist leader of the Polish People's Republic. Read more »

30may'14

Agata Zubel talks about her latest plans and poetry's place in her life and work Read more »

28may'14

A bust of Chopin, Wielkopolskie Centrum Chopinowskie, photo: Daniel Pach /Forum
Chopin's 24 Preludes are universally recognized as some of the composer's most characteristic works. Not only are they quintessential of his style, but are also deeply tied with upheavals in Chopin's... Read more »