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The New York Jazz Quartet performing at Hybrydy club in the 50s, photo: Marek A. Karewicz / Forum

During the 20th century, the history of Polish music was not written exclusively by Poles. A revolution in Polish jazz was started by refugees from Nazi Germany. Later on, the children of Greek communists would form girl groups and prog-rock bands. Take an eye-opening look back at these overlooked musical histories.

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Maanam's concert in Stodoła Club, Warszawa, 1994. Kora Jackowska, photo: Darek Majewski / Forum

Singer and song-writer, lead singer of the celebrated band Maanam.

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Izrael, Dobra Karma club, Warsaw, June 2008, photo by Andrzej Stawiński/REPORTER

Warsaw-based band formed in 1983, one of the first and most important Polish bands to embrace reggae music.

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Voo Voo performs at the premiere of "Beats of Fredom", from left: Wojciech Waglewski, Mateusz Pospieszalski and Piotr Żyżelewicz, photo: Marek Dusza

Warsaw-based band rooted equally in rock and world music, led by guitarist and songwriter Wojciech Waglewski. One of the most popular, original and influential bands of Polish popular music.

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