The meeting with Marek Sierocki at the Polish Song Museum in Opole inaugurated a scientific conference devoted to the phenomenon of disco polo. The event was organized in cooperation with the “Tricker” Association of Pop Culture and Pop Culture Researchers.
– I think that it is primarily music that serves good, unrestricted fun and that was the assumption of its creators – says Marek Sierocki, music journalist. – This is music for fun, for dancing. And initially it was like that, because bands or soloists performed this music in such large discos. And then she went from these discos, from these wedding halls to stadiums, to sports halls where such great concerts had already taken place, and to television. I wouldn’t demonize this music. If there are audiences for any kind of music, it means that it is needed.
– We are doing a conference, we want to look at the phenomenon. We have wonderful guests and scientists dealing with pop culture and popular music – adds Jarosław Wasik, director of the Polish Song Museum in Opole.
It is worth noting how disco polo music has changed over the years. – Initially, this music was created in garages, and these performers did not have professional recording studios – says Marek Sierocki. – Often the performers recorded these songs for the so-called hundred, that is, they programmed keyboards and percussion instruments and sang live and recorded it. Then the first home recording studios appeared. And today they record in really well-equipped studios and you can hear that this music is produced. These background music are really at a high level.
Tomorrow (September 24) is the second day of the conference. The event will start at 11:00 with a panel devoted to the patriotic face of disco polo. The program includes a meeting with the authors of the book “Disco polo. Linguistic and cultural analysis” or a presentation devoted to disco polo music videos in the nineties.-
Let us add that admission to the conference is free.