Members Of The Georgia Polka Connection Give A Live Studio Performance

Spivey’s Summer World Music Festival offers music from around the globe, including Mexico, China and Nigeria. Germany is also part of the Spivey program with the polka – a musical style that actually has its origins in the Czech Republic.

Members of the Georgia Polka Connection, accordionist, Matthew Kaminski and bassist, L.A. Tuten stopped by the WABE Studio to talk about their cultural offering this week at Spivey Hall.

When Kaminki isn’t playing accordion on polka classics about sausage like, “Who Stole The Kishka,” he shares his love of polka as organist for the Atlanta Braves. He did confirm that “the Chicken Dance” is technically a polka song. Spivey’s Summer World Music Festival also includes an instrument petting zoo and Kaminski will provide several accordions for participants to discover and play.

The Georgia Polka Connection will perform at Spivey’s Summer World Music Festival this Wednesday June 26 at 12:30 p.m. at Spivey Hall on the campus of Clayton State University.