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Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka

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Hardcover: $29.95
208 pages, 140 color and b&w photos, 8 x 9
ISBN: 9780870207228

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Photographs by Dick Blau
Words by Rick March


Polka Heartland captures the beat that pulses in the heart of Midwestern culture--the polka--and offers up the fascinating history of how "oompah-pah” came to be the sound of middle America. From the crowded dance tent at Pulaski Polka Days to an off-the-grid Mexican polka dance in small-town Wisconsin, Polka Heartland explores the people, places, and history behind the Midwest’s favorite music.

From polka’s surprising origin story as a cutting-edge European fad to an exploration of the modern-day polka scene, author Rick March and photographer Dick Blau take readers on a joyful romp through this beloved, unique, and richly storied genre. Polka Heartland describes the artists, venues, instruments, and music-makers who have been pivotal to polka’s popularity across the Midwest and offers six full-color photo galleries to immerse readers in today’s vibrant polka scene.

Photographs by Dick Blau
Words by Rick March


Polka Heartland captures the beat that pulses in the heart of Midwestern culture--the polka--and offers up the fascinating history of how "oompah-pah” came to be the sound of middle America. From the crowded dance tent at Pulaski Polka Days to an off-the-grid Mexican polka dance in small-town Wisconsin, Polka Heartland explores the people, places, and history behind the Midwest’s favorite music.

From polka’s surprising origin story as a cutting-edge European fad to an exploration of the modern-day polka scene, author Rick March and photographer Dick Blau take readers on a joyful romp through this beloved, unique, and richly storied genre. Polka Heartland describes the artists, venues, instruments, and music-makers who have been pivotal to polka’s popularity across the Midwest and offers six full-color photo galleries to immerse readers in today’s vibrant polka scene.

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978-0-87020-722-8

Publication Year2015
Page Count208
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Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size8 x 9 inches
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PublisherWisconsin Historical Society Press
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978-0-87020-722-8

Publication Year2015
Page Count208
Illustrations
Format/BindingHardcover
Trim Size8 x 9 inches
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