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Apprenticeships In The Folk & Traditional Arts: Daniel Malik & Sydney Hermann, Texas Czech Polka Saxophone

It was always a dream for Daniel Malik to perform with the famous polka musician Joe Patek. The Patek family were revered throughout the 20th century as one of, if not the, most popular polka orchestra throughout all of Texas. Many Texans may recognize the popular standard “Shiner Song,” an arrangement by the Patek band that has become the (un)official anthem of the Texas Czech people.


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