The Chardon Polka Band’s own Jake Kouwe is talking to the “COOL CLEVELAND” podcast about all things Cleveland! The podcast delves into the band’s Cleveland roots and shines a light on Dyngus Day!
“Cleveland has been dubbed “America’s Polka Capital” or “Polka Town USA” and its identified with a particular style of polka music. From the early 20s through to today, Polka has featured heavily in our local culture with our own Polka Hall of Fame opened in 1985.
The Chardon Polka Band led by Jake Kouwe is keeping the musical genre alive but also relevant. We’re talking to Jake to learn about how he does just that including the band’s community outreach activities with schools, churches and senior citizens as well as details of one the shining jewels of its performance calendar, Dyngus Day on April 22nd. We have music from the band as well so get ready to POLKA!”
Check out the podcast by clicking HERE!