Happy Easter Monday!

Easter Monday

Today is Easter Monday, also known as Bright Monday or Renewal Monday. Easter Monday is observed in many areas around the world including Canada, Poland and France. In these countries you’ll find lots of people off from work and out in their neighborhoods enjoying traditions such as Divine Liturgies, religious processions and feasting with family and friends. My favorite way to spend Easter Monday? Checking out amazing Easter trees on Pinterest. It’s not exactly a tradition, but it is crazy...

Tuesday Tunes: Megitza

  Megitza is Małgorzata Babiarz, a Polish born singer, composer and double bass player who moved to Chicago, Illinois in 2001. She is a self-taught musician who creates infectious tunes with her band mates, acoustic guitarist Andreas Kapsalis , accordion player Marek Lichota, and percussionist Jamie Gallagher. Megitza’s music is influenced by Polish, Romani and Balkan folk music and is infused with gypsy and mediterranean rhythms. Best of all, her songs make you want to engage in staccato hand clapping and foot stomping while twirling your shawl by a good gypsy fire. When life...