May 8, 2009
Posted by Marta S., Embassy Blogger under Under our patronage
| Tags: American culture
, Chopin Music School
, Chuck Loeb
, Grodzisk Mazowiecki
, Intercontinental Warsaw
, Krzysztof Zawadzki
, Melvin Lee Davis
, Mitchel Forman
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The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is proud to support American Jazzmen Chuck Loeb (guitar), Mitchel Forman (keyboards), and Melvin Lee Davis (bass) as they play in seven Polish cities and in Kyiv, Ukraine, during the month of May The musicians will be joined by Polish drummer Krzysztof Zawadzki, who has played with a multitude of renowned American musicians. In addition to their gigs in Żory, Knur, Poznań, Sosnowiec, Lublin, Warsaw, Łomża and Kyiv, the quartet will also conduct workshops at Miejski Ośrodek Kultury in Żory on May 11 at 12:00 noon and at Dziekanka, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 58/60 in Warsaw on May 18 at 17:00. The workshop in Warsaw is organized by the Jazz Department of the Chopin Music School.
The concerts and workshops are all open to the public. Tickets for the May 16 Warsaw concert at the InterContinental Hotel are available at Ticket Online, Eventim i eBilet, EMPIK stores.
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April 2, 2009
[The first post by Chris S., a frequent Embassy speaker. Welcome!]
Students asking questions during Chris' talk in Koscian
Late last month I was invited to speak to high school students in Koscian and Poznan about American culture. I was delighted to return to Koscian, where the students speak great English and have insightful questions.
It’s always hard to know where to start with American culture, but I find a surefire tactic is to talk about what I know best: movies.