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International Wrocławians Team-up For Polish Christmas Carol

Wrocławians from all over the world have grouped together to record a Polish Christmas carol. 

The recording of  the song was funded by the city council’s social development department (WCRS) and the project is part of the city’s intercultural dialogue strategy.

Radio Ram’s Terry Clark-Ward was entrusted with the job of re-arranging ‘Pójdźmy wszyscy do stajenki’ and inviting both musicians and willing singers to take part. 

Some well-known foreign artists took part in project; local busker Phillip Fairweather, Blues master George Dyer and New Zealander singer-songwriter Samual Alty.  People from India, Syria, China, England, Azerbaijan and Poland also provided vocals for the recording.

Although the song is still recognizable, it does have a distinctly different character to the original composition. The song features several unusual instruments such as the Australian didgeridoo, Indian Tabla drums and a Middle-Eastern lute called an Oud.

The CD of the carol, which also includes a second version sung by talented local vocalists Martyna Bellini and Joanna Skrzypek, will be distributed by the city in the run up to Christmas. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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