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Songs of herbs | Part 2: Lavender

Continuing with our floral and herbal music themes, we will get acquainted with lavender, Ania Broda, her cat and the hurdy-gurdy. The song we will hear is a wedding song, whose variants are popular in many corners of Poland. Polish folklore features wreaths of rue, periwinkle, rose and lily but also lavender! The song talks about a moment before the oczepiny ceremony, when the wreath’s taken off the bride’s head.  The girl symbolically rolls a wreath around the table and wants to pass it on to her mother, father and other family members. But none of them want to accept it. It is only when she turns the lavender wreath towards her Beloved that the story finds a happy ending.


As you know, this year The Jagiellonian Fair focuses on herbs. We want to show you that these special plants are not just an important element of nature, but also culture. They are used as motifs in traditional crafts and visual arts, beliefs and songs.

And it is on this last topic that we will focus this time. We have asked Ania Broda, who uses traditional music in her work, to present interpretations of old songs that talk about plants. 


When: Fridays (19 June, 26 June, 3 July, 10 July, 17 July, 24 July) at 14.00

Where: The Jagiellonian Fair Facebook

For whom: For everyone


26 June 2020


14:00 - 14:30
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