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Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park
Jul 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm| Free
Accordions Around the World
5:00pm – 7:15pm | Throughout Park
Take a cross-cultural musical journey – from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more – with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.
Produced in collaboration with Ariana’s List.
Karen Yair, Argentine tango
Mayumi Miyaoka, baroque, French/Italian waltz, Japanese folk
Michael Bellar & the AS-IS Ensemble, improvisational groove music
The Dolomites (Stevhen K. Iancu), tribal fusion from Japan and Romania
Paul Belanich, polka
Stefan Jekel, French musette and waltz
Fronted by vocalist and composer Kamala Sankaram, the group could be performing the soundtrack to a Bollywood film noir from the 1960s, or perhaps to an imaginary spaghetti western, with exotic dance rhythms, coloratura soprano, and surf guitar.
Bombay Rickey musicians:
Kamala Sankaram, voice, accordion
Drew Fleming, guitar, voice
Jeff Hudgins, alto saxophone, voice
Gil Smuskowitz, bass
Brian Adler, drum