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Polish music acts to perform in New York's Central Park

27.09.2022 20:00
A host of popular Polish music acts including Golec uOrkiestra, Cleo and Mesajah are set to perform at the Polish and Slavic Pulaski Day Music Festival in New York's Central Park this weekend.
Paweł Golec.
Paweł Golec.Photo: PAP/Zbigniew Meissner

The concerts will take place on Sunday just after the annual Pulaski Day Parade.

The Pulaski Day Parade has been held on Fifth Avenue in New York's Manhattan borough since 1937 and is the largest celebration of the Polish community in the United States.

This Sunday, a parade featuring Polish and American flags will march down the street for the 85th time. And later that day, the Polish and Slavic Pulaski Day Music Festival will take place in Central Park.

The Summer Stage will feature a lineup of performers representing a variety of musical styles.

A portion of energetic highland folklore will be provided by Poland’s renowned Golec uOrkiestra band, while modern dance sounds will accompany Cleo's performance; thanks to Mesajah, reggae rhythms will also be present, according to organizers.

The event will be hosted by Poland's Rafał Brzozowski and American journalist Rita Cosby.

Both the Pulaski Day Parade and the music festival are part of the celebration of Polish Heritage Month in the United States.

“We hope it will contribute to greater recognition of our culture among American circles,” said Grzegorz Fryc, president of Gram-X Promotions company, which is organizing the event.

As part of Polish Heritage Month, the same musicians will perform in Chicago on September 30 and in New Britain, Connecticut on October 1.


Source: PAP