In this episode you will hear:
- What is jazz to one of the greatest jazz musicians, born in Poland, living in the US and Canada
- How being a woman at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries did not stop a Polish scientist from winning two Nobel prizes
- How can young people make a difference, according to a young Polish Canadian living and working in Brussels
- Why a Canadian without Polish roots plans to retire in Poland and is studying the Polish language
• Adam Makowicz, a legendary Polish jazz pianist, talks about his musical path, the role of jazz in his life
• Kamil Mróz, once an active member of the Polish youth community in Canada, who lives in Brussels now, talks about young people in Europe and their opportunities there
Also in this episode:
• Why adults study Polish in Toronto? A student’s story
• Maria Sklodowska Curie, double Nobel prize laureate and mother of a Nobel prize winner, was Polish.
• “Gaudeamus igitur” – a medieval student song in Latin sung at the ceremonies inaugurating new academic years at the 14th century Jagiellonian University, the oldest one in Poland
I fear that you will tire of hearing from me but I just had to once again say how great a job you folks are doing with this series!
All the best, Richard
So interesting! I really enjoyed the interview with Adam Makowicz – what an interesing person and fabulous musician. I had heard him play before but this program showed him in a new light. The young man from Canada in Europe is doing a great job for others – full respect. I learn a lot from your podcasts. Congratulations!