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Rokiczanka
Rokiczanka
POLPolka

Rokiczanka

POLEuropeanPolka
Bracia Figo Fagot
Bracia Figo Fagot
POLPolka

Bracia Figo Fagot

POLEuropeanPolka
Chango Spasiuk
Chango Spasiuk
ARGPolka

Chango Spasiuk

ARGEuropeanPolka
Bayer Full
Bayer Full
POLPolka

Bayer Full

POLEuropeanPolka
Rowwen Heze
Rowwen Heze
NLDOther European Music

Rowwen Heze

NLDEuropeanOther European Music
Jitka Čechová
Jitka Čechová
Polka

Jitka Čechová

EuropeanPolka
Triciclo Circus Band
Triciclo Circus Band
MEXRegional Mexican Music

Triciclo Circus Band

MEXLatinRegional Mexican Music
Die Grubertaler
Die Grubertaler
AUTPolka

Die Grubertaler

AUTEuropeanPolka
Ernst Hutter & Die Egerländer Musikanten
Ernst Hutter & Die Egerländer Musikanten
DEUClassical Crossover

Ernst Hutter & Die Egerländer Musikanten

DEUClassicalClassical Crossover
Los Colorados
Los Colorados
UKRPolka

Los Colorados

UKREuropeanPolka
Viera Blech
Viera Blech
AUTPolka

Viera Blech

AUTEuropeanPolka
Atomik Harmonik
Atomik Harmonik
SVNVolksmusik/Alpine Folk

Atomik Harmonik

SVNEuropeanVolksmusik/Alpine Folk
Super Banda Choppão
Super Banda Choppão
BRAPolka

Super Banda Choppão

BRAEuropeanPolka
Kapelle Josef Menzl
Kapelle Josef Menzl
DEUPolka

Kapelle Josef Menzl

DEUEuropeanPolka
Zespół Alvaro
Zespół Alvaro
POLPolka

Zespół Alvaro

POLEuropeanPolka
Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys
Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys
LTUPolka

Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio dantys

LTUEuropeanPolka
Kaiser Musikanten
Kaiser Musikanten
AUTPolka

Kaiser Musikanten

AUTEuropeanPolka
Innsbrucker Böhmische
Innsbrucker Böhmische
AUTPolka

Innsbrucker Böhmische

AUTEuropeanPolka
Alex Meixner
Alex Meixner
USAPolka

Alex Meixner

USAEuropeanPolka
Die Hollerstauden
Die Hollerstauden
AUTPolka

Die Hollerstauden

AUTEuropeanPolka
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Die Grubertaler
Die Grubertaler
AUTPolka

Die Grubertaler

AUTEuropeanPolka
4.1K radio spins
Viera Blech
Viera Blech
AUTPolka

Viera Blech

AUTEuropeanPolka
1.4K radio spins
Elisabeth Moser-Hold
Elisabeth Moser-Hold
DEUPolka

Elisabeth Moser-Hold

DEUEuropeanPolka
1K radio spins
Geri der Klostertaler
Geri der Klostertaler
AUTPolka

Geri der Klostertaler

AUTEuropeanPolka
695 radio spins
BLASKAPELLE GLORIA
BLASKAPELLE GLORIA
AUTPolka

BLASKAPELLE GLORIA

AUTEuropeanPolka
648 radio spins

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6 Album Leaves, Op. 2, JB 1:51: No. 2 in A Minor, Chanson. Moderato
6 Album Leaves, Op. 2, JB 1:51: No. 2 in A Minor, Chanson. Moderato
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Album Leaf for Kateřina Kolářová in B Major, JB 1:20
Album Leaf for Kateřina Kolářová in B Major, JB 1:20
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Charakterstücke, Op. 3, JB 1:65: No. 3, Es siedet und brauset un sicht
Charakterstücke, Op. 3, JB 1:65: No. 3, Es siedet und brauset un sicht
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W Moim Ogródecku
W Moim Ogródecku
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3 Polkas de salon, Op. 7, JB 1:60: No. 3 in E Major, Allegretto ma non troppo
3 Polkas de salon, Op. 7, JB 1:60: No. 3 in E Major, Allegretto ma non troppo
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Klompendans
Klompendans
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Lipka
Lipka
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Zakochany delfin
Zakochany delfin
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6 Album Leaves, Op. 2, JB 1:51: No. 3 in G Major, Vivace
6 Album Leaves, Op. 2, JB 1:51: No. 3 in G Major, Vivace
13.9K streams
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Von Freund zu Freund
Von Freund zu Freund
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6 Album Leaves, Op. 2, JB 1:51: No. 2 in A Minor, Chanson. Moderato

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Album Leaf for Kateřina Kolářová in B Major, JB 1:20

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Charakterstücke, Op. 3, JB 1:65: No. 3, Es siedet und brauset un sicht

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W Moim Ogródecku

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3 Polkas de salon, Op. 7, JB 1:60: No. 3 in E Major, Allegretto ma non troppo

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Klompendans

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Lipka

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Zakochany delfin

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6 Album Leaves, Op. 2, JB 1:51: No. 3 in G Major, Vivace

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      Polka artists
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      YouTube
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      Overview of Polka music

      Polka music originated in the mid-19th century in Central Europe, particularly in Bohemia, a region that is now part of the Czech Republic. The dance music was heavily influenced by traditional folk music and characterized by a fast tempo and lively rhythm. The word "polka" is derived from the Czech word "půlka," meaning "half-step," referring to the dance's two-step movement.

      Polka music gained popularity throughout Europe in the late 19th century and eventually made its way to the United States in the early 20th century. The music flourished in immigrant communities, particularly among Polish and Czech Americans. Polka bands and dance halls became a staple of these communities, and the music continued to evolve, incorporating elements of jazz and swing.

      In the mid-20th century, polka music experienced a surge in popularity, with national radio broadcasts and television shows featuring the music. However, by the 1970s, the popularity of polka began to wane, as younger generations gravitated towards rock and pop music. Despite this decline, polka music continues to have a loyal following, particularly in areas with strong ethnic communities. Today, polka music remains an important part of cultural heritage, celebrating the unique blend of European and American influences that have shaped this lively and distinctive genre.

      Which musicians and bands defined Polka music?

      Some of the most notable and influential musicians and music bands in the Polka music scene include Slavko Avsenik, Jimmy Sturr, Frankie Yankovic, Johnny Pecon, and Walter Ostanek. These artists have contributed to the popularity and evolution of Polka music through their unique styles and interpretations of the genre.

      Other notable Polka music bands include The Polka Family Band, The Knewz, and The Dynatones. These bands have gained recognition for their energetic performances and dedication to preserving the Polka music tradition.

      Which songs and albums defined Polka music?

      Polka music is a lively genre characterized by its distinctive rhythm, strong accordion presence, and traditional dance style. Several songs and albums have played a significant role in defining polka music over the years.

      Some notable examples of Polka music are an iconic "Beer Barrel Polka" composed by Czech musician Jaromír Vejvoda, a Grammy winning album "Accordionally Yours" from Canadian polka legend Walter Ostanek and "Polka! All Night Long" by Jimmy Sturr.
      The album "The All Time Great Polkas" with songs like "Blue Skirt Waltz" and "Just Because" from "America's Polka King" Frankie Yankovic popularized polka music in the United States and helped bring polka to mainstream audiences.

      Grammy Award-winning band Brave Combo played a pivotal role in modernizing and popularizing polka music. Their album "Polkatharsis" and songs like "The Hokey Pokey" and "The Chicken Dance" blended polka with other genres, attracting a new generation of listeners.

      It's important to note that polka music is a diverse genre, with regional variations and contributions from various artists and bands. The examples mentioned above represent some of the songs and albums that have had a significant impact on shaping and defining polka music.

      Which music festivals and events represent Polka music?

      Polka music has a strong presence across European and North American festivals that celebrate traditional folk music and culturl heritage.

      Some of the biggest polka festivals are The International Polka Festival (Internationales Akkordeon Festival) held annually in Germany, Pol'and'Rock Festival in Poland, Volksmusikfest St. Anton in Austria, Czech Folklore Festival in Strážnice, The National Polka Festival in Texas and others.

      These festivals and events are great opportunities to experience the lively and traditional music of the Polka genre.