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    Commemorative Concert Marks Solidarity Movement Anniversary in Gdańsk

    On Monday, August 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM, the historical BHP Hall in Gdańsk (6 Popiełuszki Street) will once again be the stage for a significant event. The Młodzi dla Polski Trójmiasto Foundation, in collaboration with NSZZ Solidarność, is hosting a concert to honor the signing of the August Agreements and the birth of the Solidarity movement in 1980.

    Admission to the concert is free, with an option to watch the event online via the foundation’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

    Last year, on August 27, 2022, Młodzi Dla Polski Trójmiasto commemorated the 65th birthday of artist Jacek Kaczmarski and the 42nd anniversary of the August Agreements with a concert of his songs. The event featured notable artists like Norbert “Smoła” Smoliński, Danuta Błażejczyk, Dariusz “Maleo” Majelonek, and others. The Big Band orchestra conducted by Andrzej Grudziński also performed. Distinguished guests included Joanna and Andrzej Gwiazda, Hungarian Consul General Pál Attila Illés, and renowned journalist Piotr Semka. The BHP Hall was packed, and the concert garnered significant attention.

    Recognizing the lack of a consistent cultural event dedicated to this pivotal historical anniversary, the organizers have taken the initiative to bridge this gap. Building upon the success of last year’s concert, this year’s event aims to celebrate the “Bards of Freedom,” including Jacek Kaczmarski, Wojciech Młynarski, Jonasz Kofta, and Zbigniew Herbert. The concert serves as a tribute to Poland’s significant historical milestones.

    Dominika Kempa, spokesperson for the Młodzi dla Polski Trójmiasto Foundation, highlighted the popularity and impact of these events, catering to diverse age groups. The foundation plans two more major events this year, one on November 10 in Gdynia and another for the Polish community in Chicago. Gratitude was expressed to the generous sponsors, including the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Institute of Music and Dance, KGHM Foundation, ENEA Foundation, and Energa Foundation, without whom this concert wouldn’t be possible.

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