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Carollers, photo: East News

What are the origins of Polish Christmas carols? And why did one composer's carols turn people green? What were carols like during the communist regime? And did people sing carols in concentration camps? Culture.pl presents some unexpected stories about Christmas carols in Poland.

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Maciej Szajkowski, Sylwia Światkowska, photo: promo materials

While the Warsaw Village Band works on their new album, we spoke to two of its members, Maciej Szajkowski and Sylwia Światkowska, about their twenty years on the stage, their reactions to Iggy Pop playing their songs on the radio and why it’s better to shoot yourself in the head than to work on music with any limitations.

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Muzykanci, 2013, photo: Robert Drózd/Wikimedia

One of the most original bands on the Polish folk scene, Muzykanci, draws its power from the junction of great individuals. Muzykanci performed both on weddings in villages and at world’s biggest festivals. Their repertoire comprises thrilling versions of Polish folk songs from various regions of Poland, as well as Lemko, Hungarian, Balkan, Gypsy, and Jewish tunes.

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Maria Pomianowska and Sutari will perform at Folk Alliance International, one of the five biggest music cnferences in the United States of America.

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In early 1982, with martial law in Poland in full swing, American TV aired a song in which Frank Sinatra, for probably the only time in his career, sang in Polish.

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