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An interview with Pati Yang plus free download of Wires and Sparks

I've had Pati Yang's impossibly catchy tune Wires and Sparks going round and round in my head, so I decided to find out more about this talented Polish musician. And what a story she has to tell.

Written by Amelia Gregory

pati yang by daria hlazatova
Pati Yang by Daria Hlazatova.

You've had an extremely interesting life - starting with six years on tour as a youngster with your dad's punk band - how did that influence your outlook?
It gave me this sense of freedom that somehow clashed with reality. Poland was under an extreme regime at that point and I very early on noticed that our home and people that I was surrounded by were different; free, kind of …awakened... The punk movement in Poland was basically pop music in the 80's and my dad's band and the people around us were directly responsible for helping to bring Communism down, so it was risky, even though it was happening on a huge scale via the only major national censored record label. The movement was too big for the government to eradicate because the only free gatherings were allowed at gigs and churches. It was all about smuggling anti-system messages past the censors without getting the band members arrested, and that's what people loved. There was so much passion! We had a real purpose, giving people hope for freedom, so hundreds of thousands of people went to those… read more

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