Lately, there's been a lot of discussion (at the meetings as well as certain newspapers) - about Slovenian Style (Cleveland Style) Polka music losing it's followers and popularity in United States.
For some reason this kind of statements don't resonate with me so I did some research.
See for yourself (below) what kind of polka music and performers I discovered.
Video below: Marko Mikiš (button box) and Nick Pehan (vocal) performing for the TV show "Polka in majolka" in Jarenina, Slovenia
Video below: The youngest Turbo Folk Group from Zg. Velka in Slovenia, Turbo Veseljaki: Sara, Teja, Jernej and Marko
performing live on "Polka in majolka" show.
Glasba - music by: Marko Mikiš
Besedilo - lyrics by: Mitja Grmovšek
And the conclusion?
I am quite confident to say that for as long as polka music is performed with such enthusiasm and virtuosity by the youngest generations in the crib of the Cleveland Style Polka - in Slovenia, polka tunes and dancing will live and thrive.
It's all in spreading the word and promoting the happiest music known to man.
You too can help - by telling your friends and family about this post. Thank you!! :)