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Accordions Around the World in Bryant Park
Jun 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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.
Charley Layton, musette, vaudeville, ragtime
Frank Farber, songs of yesteryear
Jenny Luna, Balkan music
John Sherman , Cajun, Appalachian, blues
Mary Spencer Knapp, 1960s rock and soul, pop
Niall O’Leary, Irish music
Uri Sharlin and the DogCat Ensemble
Jazz and classical influences are blended with Balkan rhythms, Arabic modes and Brazilian harmonies by this innovative group that brings together classical instruments, rock guitars and homemade percussion, and is led by Sharlin, who has played with Natalie Merchant and Flight of the Conchords.
Uri Sharlin and the DogCat Ensemble musicians:
Uri Sharlin, accordion, piano
Kyle Sanna, guitar
Jordan Scannella, bass
Rich Stein percussion
with special guest: Itai Kriss, flutes