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.