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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.

Accordionists, 5-6pm
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

Band, 6-7:15pm
Bombay Rickey

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


Jul 15, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Bryant Park


Bryant Park