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Accordions Rising (2015)

| Documentary, Music
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Accordions have returned, not only with amusement, but with a beautiful, eloquent, haunting, and downright exciting vengeance!

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Roberta Cantow
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Accordions Rising Is a documentary feature film about the resurgence of interest in accordion music over the last 30-40 years. Although many continue to see the accordion as the stodgy instrument of a bygone era - and accordion jokes abound - this film sets the record straight. It is the story of the variety, diversity and extraordinary virtuosity of the instrument and the music that it can make. Touching on its history but focusing on the present, the film offers entertaining and conversational style interviews, anecdotal commentary and both formal and informal music performance examples from celebrated accordionists, composers and bands performing in America today. The film provides a tapestry of fascinating individuals, their attitudes, deep passions, and above of all else, profound dedication to the instrument. Though still a rebellious lot, these mostly New York based music makers have an audience, in some of the hippest hideaways and most sought after mainstream venues. The film... Written by Roberta Cantow

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What if everything you thought you knew about accordions were wrong? See more »

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An Outstanding Accordion Primer
9 February 2017 | by jlpoznakSee all my reviews

Roberta Cantow, in Accordions Rising, does for accordions what Herman Melville did for whales. In Moby Dick, Melville tells us why whales are supreme amongst all creatures. Likewise, Cantow deftly, beautifully, and compellingly proves that accordions are supreme among all musical instruments. Accordions Rising is fascinating, superbly crafted, erudite, and highly entertaining. The culture of accordions is vast. Although Accordions Rising is a perfect introduction to that unique culture, this reviewer hope that Cantow will give us at least one sequel. Even without sequels, Accordions Rising gives the curious viewer the keys to further exploration.


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