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Book: Komeda

Chapter: Twenty-one Years to Go ...

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39268


Now in Ostrów Wielkopolski, 18-year-old Komeda sets up his first band, Carioca.
Though dreamy and academically-unfocused, Komeda is visionary, driven and daring with his music, nominally playing folk and dance music, while slipping in ‘degenerate western jazz’ pieces past the communist censors, who insist on socialist realism in the arts.

Chapter Contributors

  • Magdalena Grzebałkowska ( - mgrzebalkowska) 'Journalist and Author'