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A thing or two about Polish traditional folk songs

6 februari 2017

led by cultural educator and animator Karolina Rosocka This event consists of two parts: an ethnological presentation with sound illustrations and a workshop. It is a great occasion to meet the Polish culture, traditions, and language through songs.

Date and location
Date: Thursday, 9 March from 17:00 to 19:00 
Location: PCH, Spuistraat 134, room 5.60



Context: Murder, ghosts, demons, unpredictable nature, unhappy loveā€¦ These are only a few of all the motives occurring in Polish traditional folk songs. When were they sung? And why were they so important?

Authenticity: Although rejected for decades, nowadays they are becoming more and more popular. Young generations are discovering old traditions again. What can these songs offer us? And why are they so attractive?


Experiencing: With theoretical explanations, we can try to understand the songs.  But how to feel them? To experience the music, you need to try it, so you can dive into the universal stories that these songs contain.

Karolina Rosocka is a cultural educator and cultural animator, who is passionate about folk music, especially Polish traditional music. In the past year, she has co-created educational-artistic projects for children, youth, and adults.She participated in a lot of traditional music schools and folk workshops led by folk singers and ethnologists. This experience endowed her with indepth knowledge of Polish music traditions and skills to lead workshops. Additionally, thanks to the studies that she finished, her workshops are enriched by methods taken from the theatre.Currently Rosocka lives in The Netherlands, where she cooperates with Polish cultural and educational foundations (like Forum of Polish Schools in The Netherlands) and institutions (like the Polish Embassy in The Hague), promoting old music traditions.

Date and location

Date: Thursday, March 9th from 17:00 to 19:00 
Location: PCH, Spuistraat 134, room 5.60


Participation is free of charge, but registration is required till 7 March on the email

Coffee and tea will be served at the end of the workshop.

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Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen