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Polka Heartland

Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka

Polka HeartlandPolka radio host and music historian Richard March unveils the fascinating history of polka in mid-America, from polka’s origins as a European fad to the modern polka scene, he explores the heart of Midwestern polka culture. The book’s descriptions and photos take you into Wisconsin wedding receptions, crowded festival dance tents, and off-the-grid Mexican dances. You will learn about the music, instruments, and musicians who have been pivotal to the genre’s popularity.

Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka, by Dick Blau, Wisconsin Historical Society, www.wisconsinhistory.org.