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Old Polish Folk Arts, Music, and Stories with Rik Palieri
Wed, March 22, 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
In this educational and entertaining "One Book, One Community" program, folk musician and story teller Rik Palieri explains the life of a Polish mountaineer and demonstrates traditional Polish instruments such as the Gajdy, Fujarki, and the 15 foot long wooden trumpet.
Rik Palieri received a fellowship from the Kosciusko Foundation for the study of the Polish Bagpipe. Living high up in the mountains of Istebna in southern Poland, he learned the secrets of piping from Jozef Broda and the last remaining pipers of that time. Jozef and the other pipers taught Rik not only the bagpipes but also how to play the wooden flute, clay ocarina and the long wooden trumpet.