When Kathmandu swayed on Polish accordion tunes

Music is one of the best ways to connect with the hearts of others, more so if the persons in question belong to a different nationality. Music is also a great way to showcase one’s own customs and heritage. As part of Poland’s growing cultural connections with Nepal, on the evening of 5th December 2018, the Polish Institute New Delhi collaborated with the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory to reach out to music lovers in Kathmandu and presented a music concert featuring Łukasz Mirek and Aleksander Jakubów, popularly known as the Bayan Brothers – famous Polish Accordion duo.

Intent in musical passion Łukasz Mirek (left) and Mateusz Doniec (right)

The event was organised at the Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Kathmandu. It witnessed an audience eager to experience Polish music in different genres. Be it Jazz, Club or Classical, Tango or even Folk music, the audience was delighted to experience a range of versatility on a single instrument – accordion – by the Polish duo.

Łukasz loves to get lost in his music

Present on the occasion, Ms. Małgorzata Tańska, Director of the Polish Institute said, “Diversity is the highlight of Polish music, which is deeply rooted in our cultural heritage. Through Bayan Brothers music concert we wish to showcase the best of musical repertoire from Poland and we hope that people from Nepal will appreciate our music, as much as we appreciate theirs.”

Perhaps a nostalgic moment for Aleksander

Photo courtesy: Subarna Tandukar from Moksh, Kathmandu