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Accordion’s “fresh face”

The “fresh face” of the accordion

The CBC recently produced a documentary on the reviving fortunes of the accordion.  This instrument has long been “hidden” in recent decades, but is enjoying a significant resurgence of respect among aficionados in the music world.  Well-known rock, ethnic, country and “new wave” bands have even embraced the accordion on stage and certainly on their recordings.  Big bands of past and current eras have always used the unique and warm sounds of an accordion in their swing and dance performances.  A close listen to very many commercials on radio and TV will reveal the sounds of an accordion … just pay attention.   It’s always been there, and will continue to be.

Enjoy this CBC documentary on the fresh face and respect of the accordion.  Click on the link below:

CBC documentary on the accordion