Jazz for Our Forefathers

Merseyside Polonia, a Polish charitable organisation that develops positive relations between the Polish and the local community, has decided to return to the very roots of Polish tradition and present Liverpool community with an evening of jazz in the name of the forefathers. On the 30th of October at 6.30pm, the Quaker Meeting House will host a Polish artist, Michal Ciesielski- a composer, arranger and jazz pianist performing his own compositions at the Zaduszki night.

The ancient Polish tradition of the Forefathers’ Night called ‘Zaduszki’ has long been celebrated with the symbolic supper destined to feed the ‘hungry’ souls of the ancestors. At the event there will be an introduction explaining how during Zaduszki, a reflective celebration, the souls of the dead return to visit their homes. “We would like to share the knowledge of this unique custom, share apiece of our Polish Culture and at the same time celebrate the lives of the ones who are no longer with us. We honour the tradition with this special evening of jazz music performed by Michal who is a very talented artist” comments Gosia McKane, the founder of the organisation.

Michal started piano classes at the age of six, he became fascinated with jazz and composition while in secondary school and this fascination hasn’t finished since. He is a winner of many prizes like Krzysztof Komeda International Composition Contest in Słupsk, European Musical Integration in Å»yrardów, Fama 2011 or RCK pro Jazz Festival.

A feast for all fervent music lovers who can feed their souls with quality music – a free performance not to be missed!

This project is financially supported through the Liverpool City Council and Liverpool NHS Primary Care Trust: Culture & Wellbeing Grass Roots Grant Programme 2012 as well as the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Manchester.
Place: Liverpool Quakers House, 22 School Lane Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3BT
Date: Tuesday, 30th October, 2012
Time: 6.30pm
Price: Free Entry

More information about Zaduszki:

For more information contact: info@merseysidepolonia.com

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