A mistype in the headline? Nope! That’s how you write polka the Finnish way. And how is such polkka to be played?
It is a mystery to me, whether some people with inner overpressure (and musical talent) necessarily arrive over time to playing the devilish mutation of the accordion – the diatonic accordion – or whether their frantic lifestyle is the consequence of playing this instrument. But honestly, what does the choice of a musical instrument tell about ourselves?
Music that definitely doesn’t let you sit still, abundant company and jovial atmosphere: this is what it should look like when a tradition is started off on the right foot (even if you’re sitting while playing). Continue reading
The time of falling walls, cutting the barbed wires… Twenty-five years ago, the time was full of critical events. But is this a reason for writing songs even today? We tend to forget that barbed-wire fences still remain in many parts of the world. One of such places is Egypt.
Have you, too, always been so excited every time you come for a visit to somebody for the first time and peep into their shelf with CDs (sometimes even casettes or LPs)? Although this happens rarely nowadays, it’s a perfect way to get to know people – and you usually find some music you’ve never heard (of). Continue reading