Monday, November 16, 2015

If she came to us...

November is a very important month for the polish people. We start that period with the day of commemorating our loved ones that have already passed away. But it is not only a sad, nostalgic day but also the time of hope for the christians and what is more, opportunity of gathering together with your family or friends. And exactly ten days later there comes another important holiday, which is a National Indipendence Day celebrated in Poland on the 11th of November. This year we were celebrating already 98th anniversary of reclaiming our indipendence after 123 years of occupation. That is why I would like to share with you a few patriotic songs, not related to the First World War, but talking about the reality of people who have experienced the war or occupation in general.

The first song, "Jeśli nie wrócę", is related to the Warsaw Uprising. It is a part of a CD "Morowe Panny" which is a story of the capital told by the young women with their problems, thoughts and observations about the event. The artists like Halina Młynkowa, Anita Lipnicka, Paulina Przybysz, Katarzyna Groniec and the others are singing their authorial lyrics. Responsible for the whole project is Darek Malejonek with a band Maleo Reggae Rockers. I recommend all the CD, and also it's continuation "Panny Wyklęte" which is also a perfect, musically diversified album.

And the other song that is pretty fresh not only because it is new but also because it is pretty original is "Wojenka" by Lao Che. That piece comes from the album "Dzieciom", which is also good but that song is the one that has really enchanted me. It is a real manifest against the war, with the appeals to the Second World War and to the popular polish TV series - "Czterej pancerni i pies". 


  1. What a wonderful post!Although you forgot about my birthday (describing the important events :D )- just kidding- like always I can not stop myself ^^. But speaking seriously, I am really touched by those songs(especially the first one), by their beautiful sound and moving text. Keep going like that! :)
    P.S. Will there be any post about Japanese music? :D OK, once more - I am kidding :D

  2. I wanted to write something more serious, but it turns out that I am not able to ;<