The Rebellious Street Band Hańba! (‘disgrace’) is musical and literary fiction, designed to convince their audiences that punk-rock was not born in the noisy seventies on the British Isles, but goes way back to the Second Polish Republic, a period marked by extraordinary cultural, artistic, and economic growth, but also systematic destruction of democracy, the authoritarian rule of the Sanation movement and its imperialist impulses. With the support of street instruments (banjo, drums, accordion, tuba) and a bunch of interwar poets (Tuwim, Brzechwa, Broniewski), four Cracovian performers impersonate imaginary yesteryear characters and combine musical inspirations (punk, folk, klezmer) to tell their own tale.

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