Friday, November 11, 2011

November 11/11 Listopada: Dzień Niepodległości

Monday, November 07, 2011

November 5, 2011/5 Listopada 2011

While the clocks might have fallen back on November 5, 2011, members of the Wawel Folk Ensemble continued pressing forward by with performances on the East Side of the Tri-County Area and on the (far) West Side of the Tri-County Area.

One Wawel contingent performed at the Detroit Austrian Society's Evening in Vienna held at the Carpathia Club in Sterling Heights, Michigan. It may seem odd to have a Polish folk group at an Austrian event; however, it should be noted that the Polish King, Jan III Sobieski was instrumental in the defense of Vienna in 1683. During the performance, Wawel presented its Krakowiak, Sieradz and Rzeszow suites. Following the performance, members of the ensemble were invited to stay and enjoy food, dancing, and various raffles.

On the far west side of the Metro-Area (maybe event a little outside of the Metro-Area), another Wawel contingent performed at a polka party hosted by former Domino's Pizza and Detroit Tigers owner, Tom Monaghan. At this event, Wawel presented it Krakowiak, along with the Karolina Polka and then joined guests at the function in a polka along and polka instruction.

Wawel has several private events scheduled in December and its next public appearance will be at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church in Detroit's Pasterka Mass on Christmas eve. Also, as is the November tradition in the Zespol, Wawel will soon begin its annual pierogi making fundraiser. If you're interested in acquiring some delicious, homemade pierogi for the holidays, be sure to contact your favorite Wawel member to see about getting some.

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