Some artists, for one reason or another,
have had to leave their home countries to make a new life abroad. And in some cases, they never returned home again.
Chopin was Polish and French, but after his teenage years, left for Paris and never returned to his beloved homeland. While he embraced his new home and found a niche in bourgeois life, he also wrote many pieces that were deeply influenced by Polish rhythms and dance forms, holding on to, and honoring, his identity the way he knew how- through music.
If you were in a similar position, how would you choose to hold on to your heritage while in a new environment? What from your culture would you/do you relish and celebrate?