Song or Story
"Krakoviak" is a tune named after a style of dance that originated in the area around Kraków in southern Poland (there the dance is called krakowiak). The tune heard here is one of many variants of the song to which the dance is performed.
For more information on this dance, visit the website of the Polish Music Center at the University of Southern California and read Maja Trochimczyk’s essay on the krakowiak.
Ethnomusicology | Folklore | Oral History
Supruniuk, John. 1991. “Krakoviak.” NA2257, CD2161.4. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Raymond H. Fogler Special Collections Department, University of Maine.