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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!


Roberta Cantow





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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An "endangered" art form lives on!
13 March 2017 | by bonneriaSee all my reviews

It's a sign of a good documentary when it reminds me of how beautiful something is that you never really think much about. I lived in Polish neighborhood for a few years so I was exposed to this kind of music but not on a day to day basis. As culture evolves, there are inevitably going to be "endangered" art forms so it's great to see an entire documentary dedicated to capturing its history and showing the range of music, in a whole new light.

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