Spivey Hall Summer World Music Festival: Georgia Polka Connection
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Spivey’s Summer World Music Festival is a power-packed, three-day celebration of global music featuring six performances. In between concerts, festival goers can enjoy DIY craft tables reflecting the cultures of the day and an “instrument petting zoo.” The Clayton State University Center will again this year offer a globally-inspired menu and concert goers can picnic by the lake before or after performances.
Prepare to be transported to the fest halls of Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia during this performance. Polka music is a form of European dance music that originated in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. Led by famed Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski, The Georgia Polka Connection plays a fun blend of polkas, waltzes, and traditional European music.
About the Performance: Ladies lead the way! According to legend, the polka, which means ‘Polish maiden’, was first danced by a Bohemian girl named Anna Slezak upon hearing news that the love of her life, a soldier, was alive. People have been dancing to these joyous, upbeat tunes ever since.