Kamil A. Krajewski / Culture.pl
Photos from the concerts and events accompanying Mazurkas of the World Festival held in March 2019.
The festival promotes Polish music and dance in their original non-styled forms taken directly from village musicians and dancers. It provides concerts and dance parties with the participation of the best folk bands, workshops, children’s activities, instrument building shows and meetings with craftsmen from Poland and abroad.
Peter Barakan, a London-born broadcaster of Polish-Burmese roots has been living and working in Japan for 45 years. In April 2019 he visited Poland for the first time at the invitation of Adam Mickieiwicz Institute to attend the Mazurkas of the World FestivalAll Worlds Mazurka Festival. During an interview for Culture.pl he said: “I didn’t really imagine the level of enthusiasm on the part of the people who come to the concerts and the workshops, and actually attending the concerts at the festival was an amazing experience. To have this very old kind of folk music that apparently a lot of people didn’t know existed until Janusz stared doing this festival nine years ago, and for people to come together, and have this collective experience with no drugs, very little alcohol, everybody getting high on the music, it’s such a rare thing these days. I thought it was quite astonishing, in a really good way.”
Official carrier of Peter Barakan's visit to Poland was LOT Polish Airlines.
Partner of the project: Melody Tours
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