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A Polka station in Poland?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
19 Jul 2013 #1
A PolAm sent me the following email:

There is a POLKA RADIO STATION now in Poland and a polka band called......?
Google Kassebe Radio or Kaszube Radio. Hope I have that correct. I was able to connected to the station.
Guess we are exporting the American genre known as American polka music.
While it is mostly Polish bands from the US, you will Slovenian and German,
Bohemian, and "Dutchman" styles as well.

Anyone know the name of the Polish polka band referred to? Maybe Polonian polka music will take off in Poland. If white kids can listen to that disgusting, foul-mouthed rap-crap, then why not?!
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
19 Jul 2013 #2
Except the Polonia Polka isn't homegrown, whereas Polish rap (as terrible as much of it is...) is very much homegrown.
Harry
19 Jul 2013 #3
There is a POLKA RADIO STATION now in Poland

Why bother with Czech music? We want more Czech beers!
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
19 Jul 2013 #4
very much homegrown.

You mean home-grown copycat rap-crap! Ughhhh! A cheap make-over to monosyllabic grunts straight from America's slums.

Why bother with Czech music

American polka music is mainly Polonian but, as the emailer pointed out, also inlcudes Slovenian, Slovak, Czech, and German varieties. There is also Ukrainian and Hungarian poka music in fact entire radio stations that play nothing but.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
19 Jul 2013 #5
You mean home-grown copycat rap-crap! Ughhhh! A cheap make-over to monosyllabic grunts straight from America's slums.

To be fair, Polish rap is different - even the culture is completely different. I don't like the genre personally, but there's no denying that Poles made it their own.

It's worth pointing out that self proclaimed 'nationalists' are usually fans of rap.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
19 Jul 2013 #6
curious.....rap is American....and 99.9999% black. how have Poles made rap their own?
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
19 Jul 2013 #7
They've made their own interpretation of it that is distinct from American rap. It's not a copy (although undoubtably it originally was) - but something distinct to Poland.
Harry
19 Jul 2013 #8
American polka music is mainly Polonian

You mean it isn't Polish. Well there's a surprise.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
19 Jul 2013 #9
They've made their own interpretation of it that is distinct from American rap.

Still sounds pretty stupid though, but that's my interpretation :)
jon357 63 | 15,193
19 Jul 2013 #11
monosyllabic grunts straight from America's slums.

Like polka music?

Maybe there's a case for an online stream of it, but it's too obscure in Poland to be worth applying for a broadcasting license.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
19 Jul 2013 #12
Like polka music?

Unlike anarchic, decadent and angry rap full of resentment and aggression, polka music is happy foot-tapping masic, cheerful and upbeat which puts a smile on people's faces, esp, after a beer or two. Listen to some and see if you don't agree.

Some words are in English such as: You can have 'er I don't want 'er, she's too fat for me...
Or: Who stole the kidzka* from the bucher shop.
And then there's: In Heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here.

*Kaszanka in Poland.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
19 Jul 2013 #13
Nice to see that proponents of Polka judge women on their looks than their personalities.

Who stole the kidzka* from the bucher shop.

Endorsing theft, too.

In Heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here.

Alcoholism too.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
19 Jul 2013 #14
Nice to see that proponents of Polka judge women on their looks than their personalities.

I am sure they will be wholesome.
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
19 Jul 2013 #15
They've made their own interpretation of it that is distinct from American rap. It's not a copy (although undoubtably it originally was) - but something distinct to Poland.

well, it most certainly is distinct from American rap. to sie rozumie samo przez sie.
jon357 63 | 15,193
19 Jul 2013 #16
Don't get me wrong - I don't mind American easy listening stuff like Polka music - great fun sometimes and for somebody who isn't a kid, more palatable than 90% of the stuff on Top of the Pops. The harmonic structure makes it easy to dance to as well.

Nothing wrong with more challenging music though either. I wouldn't say that a lot of Polish rap is particularly full of anger though - some of it is smooth and jazzy. I loathe rap in general, but actually rather like some of the Polish stuff. And it's a hundred times better than the only other homegrown Polish musical trend, disco polo.
Harry
19 Jul 2013 #17
I wouldn't say that a lot of Polish rap is particularly full of anger though - some of it is smooth and jazzy.

Surely you don't mean to imply that Polo is banging on about something which he knows exactly nothing about?!
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
19 Jul 2013 #18
And it's a hundred times better than the only other homegrown Polish musical trend, disco polo.

The funniest thing was that if Disco Polo was in English, it would probably have taken Europe by storm at some point...
jon357 63 | 15,193
19 Jul 2013 #19
Maybe it's time for a revival. The videos are often surreal.
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
19 Jul 2013 #20
youtube.com/watch?v=JvxG3zl_WhU

You certainly couldn't go out without hearing this last year!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387
19 Jul 2013 #21
You mean home-grown copycat rap-crap!

you know nothing.

one of the best rappers in Poland is actually a priest.

just something for u to think about

i have plenty concert photos, if u doubt me.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
19 Jul 2013 #22
Even the clip is hilarious :)
FUZZYWICKETS 8 | 1,883
19 Jul 2013 #23
You certainly couldn't go out without hearing this last year!

omfg. i couldn't even get through it. 30 seconds and my face was red with embarrassment.

holy mackerel.

haha, the worst part is the guy can't even dance! i mean he's completely off beat when he moves his body. and the glasses! OOOOHHH those glasses! and the duck faces! OOOOHHH the duck faces!
sobieski 107 | 2,128
19 Jul 2013 #24
haha, the worst part is the guy can't even dance!

I wonder where he bought his suit? Tani Armani...odzież na wagę ? :)))

Dutchman" styles as well.

Please expand, if possible without lying.
Harry
19 Jul 2013 #25
I'd bet fairly serious money that it's actually German origin rather than Dutch.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
19 Jul 2013 #26
This comes from Wikipedia:
North American "Dutchmen-style" features an oom-pah sound often with a tuba & banjo, and has roots in the American Midwest

Sounds really authentic Dutch.
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
19 Jul 2013 #27
Dutch

You probably don't know that in American slang Dutch means German. A Dutchman is a German. The Pennsylvania Dutch came over from Germany.You know Dutch>Deustch. Haven't you heard of the notorious gangster of the 1920s and '30s -- Dutch Schultz whose ancestry was not from Holland.

It's better not to pontificate on things one knows nothing about!


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