We wish you:
Bezpiecznych Świąt i Zdrowego Nowego Roku!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
In this episode:
• Interview with Ewa Stachniak, a Polish Canadian writer who has made it big in Canada (and not only). Born in Wroclaw, she came to Canada (McGill University) on an academic scholarship just before martial law and stayed. She has become a bestselling authour, having written 6 novels (5 published to rave reviews and the 6th one to be published in February 2022 in Canada and the US). Her meticuluosly researched and beautifully written historical fiction has earned her several honours, such as Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and a spot on The Washington Post’s most notable fiction list. Her books have been translated to many languages.
• Music by Joanna Ciapka-Sangster, a musician, radio broadcaster in Edmonton (Nasze Radio Kanada) and a passionate human rights activist, one of the founders of Democracy Poland Action Commiittee in Canada (DPACC). Joanna Ciapka Sangster is an award winning violinist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and her own the Obsessions Octet, which played at Carnegie Hall. More about Joanna.
In this episode Joanna plays “Oj Maluśki”, arranged by Jacek Sobieraj.
• Music by Magda Papierz, Ola Turkiewicz and the kids from the MAVO Academy of Arts and Music – Christmas music from their album “Święta kolędą przyprószone”. Listen to the whole album here: