Andrzej Zaucha

Andrzej Zaucha was a Polish singer and musician who died in 1991 at the age of 42. Born in Krakow, Zaucha was not trained as a musician. He competed successfully in canoeing nationwide as a teenager, winning some medals at the Polish Championships in the 1960s. He soon switched his attention to music, joining the […]


Breakout was a Polish blues/rock band, often considered one of the most important and best-loved Polish bands from recent times. The group was started by Tadeusz Nalepa in 1968, though he had started a very similar group called Blackout a few years before. Blackout included Nalepa, Mira Kubasińska, and Stanisław Guzek. Guzek was not included […]

Anita Lipnicka

Anita Lipnicka is a Polish singer and songwriter who has steadily been gaining a solid reputation in Polish pop culture over the past twenty years. She is from Piotrków Trybunalski, a small city in central Poland. Lipnicka started her career with the popular band Varius Manx in 1993. Though the band existed before Lipnicka joined, […]

Piotr Bukartyk

Piotr Bukartyk is a Polish singer, composer, and artist. His personal style and artistic legacy can be compared to figures such as Mirosław Czyżykiewicz and Marek Grechuta. Bukartyk was born in Zielona Góra and grew up in Gorzów Wielkopolski, a small city in northwestern Poland. He started singing and writing music in high school and […]

Marek Grechuta

Marek Grechuta is a Polish singer and songwriter who was born in 1945 in Zamość and died in 2006 in Krakow. He worked in multiple artistic media, including architecture, sculpture, and painting, as well as music. He is notable for his participation in the musical genre of sung poetry, or “poezja śpiewana.” Grechuta grew up […]

Mirosław Czyżykiewicz

Mirosław Czyżykiewicz is a Polish graphic designer, poet, singer, and composer. Czyżykiewicz started playing the guitar when he was 14, and started singing and accompanying himself in his hometown of Gorlice during his teenage years. He also started participating in the Let’s Sing Poetry (Śpiewajmy Poezję) festival in Olsztyn. Czyżykiewicz originally trained as a graphic […]

Maciek Balcar

Maciek Balcar is a Polish singer, actor, and songwriter. He attended music school and studied piano in Ostrów Wielkopolski, where he grew up. He also played in blues, punk rock, and metal bands when he was younger. Later, he attended the faculty of architecture of the Technical University of Wrocław. In 1995 he became the […]

Artur Andrus

Artur Andrus is a prominent figure in the wide world of Polish culture. He is a cabaret artist, singer-songwriter, and radio host. He was born in Lesko, Poland, and studied journalism in Warsaw. He started his career in radio and was offered his own show on Polskie Radio after a surprising interview with Polish poet […]

Stanisława Celińska

Stanisława Celińska is a Polish theater and film actress born in 1947. She graduated from the State Higher School of Theater in Warsaw in 1969 and began acting professionally even before her graduation, debuting in Aleksander Fredro’s A Great Man for Small Matters (Wielki człowiek do małych interesow). Her first film was 1970’s Landscape after […]

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