If I had to explain mazurkas in the simplest terms, I would say that they are the songs and dances of the white slaves, which is what many Polish peasants were even into the nineteenth century.
No other dance has been able to invoke that sense of euphoria in dancers, and trancelike state in musicians, the way the mazurka has.
Nearly every village had its own mazurkas ? logos with which a village could be identified.
The classic mazurka band is comprised of fiddle, basses and drum. Mazurkas have been played on harmonicas, accordions, fiddles and even whistled? But the most important ingredients of the mazurka have always been the singing and the dance. In triple time, of course.
1 Ober "B±k": Katarzyna Murawska (ur. 1914) ¶piew; Kostrzyń, Radomskie 1984
2 Ober "B±k": Franciszek Reguła (ur. 1916) organki; Krzesławice, Radomskie 1984
3 Oberek "Bielińskie ols....... more