Leski

Leski (the name means “widow” but is also a play on the lead singer’s name) is a Polish alternative rock band. Its lead singer is Paweł Leszoski, who takes Leski as his stage name and whose personal tag line, at least according to his somewhat defunct Twitter, is “Music is no more than a relatively […]

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 […]

Myslovitz

Myslovitz is a Polish rock band that started in 1992 by Artur Rojek (vocals, guitar) and Wojkta Powaga (guitar) while they were students in Mysłowice. The name of the band is based on a Latin transcription of the name of their hometown. They were soon joined by brothers Jacek (bass guitar) and Wojtek Kuderski (drums), […]

Paragraf 64

Traveling throughout Poland now is a group of musicians who come from a rather unusual background. The band, Paragraf 64, is comprised entirely of current prison inmates that combine metal with hip-hop. They are part of a service program aimed to rehabilitate prisoners through community service. I had the opportunity to see this band perform […]

Polish Public Radio Top 5: September 2015

Founded in 1925, Polskie Radio is Poland’s national, publicly funded radio broadcasting organization. They broadcast music in Polish, as well as in Belarusian, English, German, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. They have also been compiling Polish music charts since 1982—in an era before there were any commercial sales or airplay rankings—making them a significant record […]

Polish Public Radio Top 5: August 2015

Founded in 1925, Polskie Radio is Poland’s national, publicly funded radio broadcasting organization. They broadcast music in Polish, as well as in Belarusian, English, German, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. They have also been compiling Polish music charts since 1982—in an era before there were any commercial sales or airplay rankings—making them a significant record […]

Polish Public Radio Top 5: July 2015

Founded in 1925, Polskie Radio is Poland’s national, publicly funded radio broadcasting organization. They broadcast music in Polish, as well as in Belarusian, English, German, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. They have also been compiling Polish music charts since 1982—in an era before there were any commercial sales or airplay rankings—making them a significant record […]

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