Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Portuguese concertina music

When I think of a concertina, I think of the little squeezeboxes with melody buttons on both sides. The Portuguese call diatonic button accordions concertinas, which causes a little confusion. Around here, most of the Portuguese players use a 3 or 4 reed 3-row instrument, usually in GCF. The link takes you to a song from an old cassette called Nova Geracao de Concertinas by Antonio and Lina Amorim. I'm not sure, but I think they are a father/daughter team. I love their sound, and hope you do too. They play the hell out of this music. If I could find some CDs by these two, I would buy them for sure.

Here's a nice article about Portuguese folk music.

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