Szumka

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Szumka

 

(also shumka), a merry folk song and dance popular in Poland and in the western Ukraine. The szumka is performed in 2/4 time, in a tempo close to that of the kolomyika. It is also played as an instrumental piece, for instance, M. Zawadzki’s piano arrangements.

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