The man without a digital recorder

Henryk Oskar Kolberg was a 19th century Polish composer, folklorist and ethnographer. For over 50 years he documented folk culture. His main interests included oral and musical folklore, but also folk customs and ceremonies. Throughout his life, Kolberg published 33 volumes of material. Altogether, Kolberg’s collection is the largest of its type in Europe.

September 1, 2014 - Łukasz Smoluch