Sunday, June 29, 2008
Managed to suss out some of the local music during my few days in Krakow this week. Some of this was performed on a stage in the town square on Sunday afternoon. Like this Polish gospel group (right), who were actually quite good despite somehow not really looking the part.
Kazimierz, to the south of the old town, housed a sizeable Jewish community for several centuries until the Nazi invasion and found fame in the Spielberg film "Schindler's List". In fact few Jews remain these days. There are a number of synagogues though which function as museums to Jewish culture and a couple of restaurants where klezmer music is played, including the Ariel where I heard Sholem (left), a trio comprising violin/vocals, double bass and a fantastic accordionist...