The Pride Of Polka

Air Date:
Heard On The Odyssey Series
Album Cover: Wild Music From The Heart Of Poland, Songlines Compilation, 2014

The folk music category of polka was first created in Europe as dance music in what we now refer to as the Czech Republic. In time it would travel to the U.S. as Eastern European immigrants migrated to North America. The pulse of polka music is routinely associated with the Oktoberfest – The world’s largest Volksfest, featuring a beer festival and a travelling funfair – held annually in Munich, and Bavaria…

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Tom Blain Technical Director