Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka

Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka


"Polka Heartland" captures the beat that pulses within the center of Midwestern culture--the polka--and deals up the attention-grabbing historical past of ways "oompah-pah" got here to be the sound of heart the US. From the crowded dance tent at Pulaski Polka Days to an off-the-grid Mexican polka dance in small-town Wisconsin, "Polka Heartland" explores the folk, locations, and heritage in the back of the Midwest's favourite music.

From polka's extraordinary foundation tale as a state of the art eu fad to an exploration of the modern day polka scene, writer Rick March and photographer Dick Blau take readers on a cheerful romp via this liked, specified, and richly storied style. "Polka Heartland" describes the artists, venues, tools, and music-makers who've been pivotal to polka's acceptance around the Midwest and provides six full-color picture galleries to immerse readers in trendy brilliant polka scene.

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