And if not a

A jeśli nie "wrocławska piosenka", to co?
And if not a "Wrocław song", then what?

Author(s): Jacek Grębowiec
Subject(s): Anthropology, Music, Culture and social structure , Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Sociology of Art
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej
Keywords: popular culture; song; hymn; hit post-war Wroclaw

Summary/Abstract: The topic of the article is music that is strongly connected to the history of post-war, Polish again, Wroclaw — the city and its cultural, social and political landscape. This includes not only songs composed by artists from Wroclaw, but also songs dedicated to this city. In the article, songs from different timespans are analysed: the ones composed in the 1950s, in the pioneering period of restoration, as well as countercultural songs from the 1980s. The paper is complemented by an analysis of the newest songs that pretend to be hits or anthems of Wroclaw, although they have never gained the same fame as classical songs written by Maria Koterbska or new-wave band Klaus Mitffoch.

  • Issue Year: 53/2017
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 44-53
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish