Bogatym from Spisz (Poland)


Bogatym from Spisz is another example of folk music being brought into the present day by young singers and bands from the mountain regions of Poland. After many skirmishes and treaties with Czechoslovakia during the first half of the 20th century, the majority of the region of Spisz finds itself today in northern Slovakia (Spiš) and a small area in south eastern Poland. The people living in the area are considered górals (mountaineers) just like in Podhale and Orawa, with their own dialect and way of life. No matter which side of the political border, the costumes are similar, the steps the same, the music is shared and the folk scene is alive and well.

Presented in 2008 by Richard Schmidt. Dance notes…

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