From barn dances to jazz clubs, concert halls, and festivals, Lautari explores the living traditions of Polish folk music. The ensemble learned their repertoire from a combination of village musicians and works of 19th-century folklorist Oskar Kolberg. Lautari approaches folk music both as an essential expression of Poland’s national culture and a fertile ground for avant-garde experimentation and improvisation. “Drawing on musical modernism as much as specific rural folk traditions, Lautari deliver a compelling contemporary account from one small corner of the European folk tradition’s amazing legacy,” observes TheArtsDesk.com.
Friday, September 16: Lotus Friday Evening Showcase
Saturday, September 17: Lotus Saturday Evening Showcase
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Presented in partnership with the IU Polish Studies Center, IU Institute for European Studies, IU Russian & East European Institute, Friends of Old Time and Celtic Music, Polish Cultural Institute New York, and culture.pl.