Artykuły o Polish Polka

Poniżej zamieszczamy tłumaczenia artykułów o fenomenie polish polki w Stanach i Kanadzie, a także linki do oryginalnych, przede wszystkim amerykańskich tekstów. Znajdziecie tam podstawowe, encyklopedyczne informacje o historii tego muzycznego zjawiska, a także kilka artykułów o wpływach tej muzyki na współczesną muzykę taneczną w Polsce. Zachęcamy do lektury!

Polish Polkas in Polkas Move Ahea

Museum Begins to Catalog, Promote, Polish American Polkas 


GDYNIA, Poland — Waldemar Rudziecki, chairman of the non-profit organization Stowarzyszenie Fotoplastkion Gdynski, continues the project of promoting Polish polkas in Poland. 
With over 160 vinyl albums and CDs in their collection the museum now has about 15 000 polkas, waltzes and obereks in mp3 format but there is a need for more.  In order to accomplish their goal of promoting Polish polka music throughout Poland, the museum needs help and would benefit greatly from donations of CDs, LPs and mp3s to build a definitive collection of Polish polka music. Obtaining music in mp3 format would be extremely beneficial and allow the museum to immediately add the songs to their digital library.  They urge bands and recording companies to consider using this format. 
A collection with 160 biographies of  Polish polka celebrities continues to grow along with  photographs of over 50 photos of Polish polka bandleaders and musicians that will be featured on their upcoming polishpolka website.
A Polish Polka site has been established on facebook at:
On May 28 the Office of the Mayor of Gdynia, Poland will be participating in a Polish Polka promotional event with John Gora and Joe Oberaitis that will be covered by Polish media.  Plans for upcoming  events include: a website highlighting the project in Poland, a  large cyclic Polish Polka festival and the issuing of polka polish in Poland emblems. All the activities coordinated by the Association Fotoplastikon Gdynia and its president Waldemar Rudziecki in collaboration with Steve Litwin and PolishAmerican Journal.
Polka bands, recording labels, promoters, organizers, and polka fans are encouraged to write to: Waldemar Rudziecki, Stowarzyszenie Fotoplastikon Gdyński, ul. Żwirki i Wigury 8b7, 81-393 Gdynia; email: and/or Waldemar Rudziecki, Association Fotoplastikon Gdyński, 81-393 Gdynia, ul. Żwirki i Wigury Street 8b7, 81-393 Gdynia. Email: