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"We are the heritage!" - report from the OWHC congress

The Rozstaje/Crossroads Association had the honor of preparing the program of the concert inaugurating the international congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC). Below there is a fragment from the report of portal about the event on the Krakow Main Square.

photo by Robert Słuszniak

>> After the official greeting of the congress guests and the gathered audience, around 7.30 PM a concert began, which referred to the multicultural musical relationships and traditions of Central and Eastern Europe. The program, entitled "Towards the Sources", prepared by Jan Słowiński, the director of the EtnoKraków / Crossroads Festival in Krakow, consisted of two parts, referring to the best traditions of the Polish and Central European ethno and world music scene. Artists from our part of Europe performed in the premiere concert featuring traditional and contemporary arrangements. Accompanied by the Sinfonietta Cracovia orchestra under the baton of maestro Alexander Humala, has played musicians from the family band Kapela Maliszów, the Polish-Ukrainian band Babooshki, Joanna Słowińska with the band and supported by the dancers and the legendary group Muzsikás with Hanga Kacsó from Hungary. The evening ended with a dance party with the participation of the most popular bands of the Polish ethno scene. The audience - Cracovians and tourists - were drawn into the whirl of unrestricted fun by the Warsaw Village Band, orbiting around the root music of Mazovia; the band Muzykanci, juggling the native traditional repertoire, as well as Gypsy, Balkan and Jewish music, and Dikanda, drawing inspiration from the traditional, folk sounds of the broadly understood Orient - from the Balkans, through Israel, Kurdistan, Belarus, to India. << []


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