Something else today as a new album of traditional music from the Lublin region is out, here’s what it offers.
The Jagiellonian Fair – re:tradition is an annual festival of traditional music and culture held in Lublin, Poland. This popular and well-received event takes place every August and introduces the broader public to musical and crafting traditions of Poland and Central-East Europe. The new album, “Open Session”, released on 1 February allows listeners to bring home a tiny part of the festival and bask in the warmth of an August evening even in the middle of winter.
Here’s a short, 3-minute video featuring the Jagiellonian Fair 2018. It was vibrant, colourful and very educational, as always. Tradition is about people with passion and the Fair is an opportunity to meet people with genuine passions, crafts passed down from generation to generation. The artists teach us a lot about crafts and authenticity. Lublin fills with colour and warmth during those days.
I look forward to this year’s edition, which takes place between 16-18 August 2019.