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Songs of Herbs | Part 5: Fern

Next in our fragrant tales about herbs, we invite you to join us on a musical journey to the world of poetry and fairy tales. Not only does Ania Broda reach for the rich treasury of traditional songs, interpreting them in her own way, but she also writes her own songs. They are often based on lyrics written by other artists, to which Ania arranges music. It is no different this time.  The song arranged to the text of Dorota Gellner’s poem tells us about the mysterious fern. From now on, you will associate this plant not only with its flower, which is supposed to bloom on the shortest night of the year. The power of this herb effectively scares off some people,  while it keeps others, doesn’t let them go and set out into the world.  What has happened under a fern leaf? Join us and listen!


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.

What did komnopielka songs from Podlasie include? Listen for yourselves!


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


17 July 2020


14:00 - 14:30
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