Pages: 150Book format: B5Year of Publication: 2013Publication date: 01.10.2013
This book is devoted to the cultural life of the Polish Orava Diaspora in Chicago. It is divided into five chapters. The first one depicts geographical, cultural, historical aspects of the region. The second chapter is devoted to Klub Babia Góra (Babia Góra Club) which is the 48th circle associated with the Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America. The third chapter describes musical activities among the Polish Orava Diaspora members. There are two main musical Polish Orava Diaspora groups: “Orawa” dance team and “Orawa” music band. The fourth chapter is focused on “Wiadomości spod Babiej Góry” (“News from Babia Góra”) – radio programmes which have been broadcast since 1998 by the editor – Krzysztof Staszkiewicz. The fifth chapter examines religious activities, for instance, parish fairs and pilgrimages to Merillville and The Third of May Holiday parades as well as the football club “Orawa”.