Thursday, May 1, 2008

Polish-American Polka

Polish Polka bands in America play a wide variety of genres/styles:

  • polkas,

  • Obereks,

  • Polish Waltzes, and sometimes even

  • Polish tangos.

    The "Polish polka" as known in American society has never been danced in Poland. Rather, Polish folk dancing consists of different forms of polka.

    To appeal to a larger audience, different performers of this fast-paced music were successfully incorporating elements of modern music into traditional polka style.

The hot spots of Polish-American polka are known to be: Pennsylvania, cities around the Great Lakes and some cities on the East Coast.


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