12:30 – 14:30 Blues up your bal folk! – Mikuláš Bryan

12:30 – 14:30 Blues up your bal folk! – Mikuláš Bryan

Blues is to America, what balfolk is to Europe. With a pinch of salt. There are many simillarities, though: it’s a vernacular folk dance style open to evolution of the music and new influences. It also covers a variety of different dances within. And most importantly, it has evolved in a setting very similar to nowadays folk parties and festivals: crowded jook-joints with many people partying to music based on grooves and riffs. There is more than a few things we can take from blues to our European folk dancing. We will try to cover as many as the time will allow for…