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Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park
Jul 22, 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.
Art Now, Blues, pop and standards
Brooke Watkins, French musette and American jazz standards
George Saenz, Tex-Mex and soul groove
The Dolomites (Stevhen K. Iancu), tribal fusion from Japan and Romania
Kenny Margolis, zydeco and blues
Melinda Fields, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian traditional music
Rafa Gomez, bass
Sebastian Lopez, accordion
Natalia Perez, voice/minor percussion
Jules Belmont, guitar
George Saenz, trombone/accordion
Largely inspired by cumbia, the Colombian dance style, this Brooklyn-based musician collective has been hosting legendary dance parties throughout New York, Mexico and beyond since 2008.