Hello, everyone!

My dear friend Benoit Bourque, that will be from tomorrow till Monday (27th) in Ontario for The Woods Music And Dance Camp, was reminding me the other day about the Carrefour mondial de l'accordéon.

In Brazil (where I'm originally from), we have many musical styles that explore the sonority of the accordion... In the Northeast for example, the accordion, along with the triangle and the zabumba, is the main instrument used in forró, a traditional style usually played by trios. The Brazilian accordion (named sanfona) is related to the English concertina. It arrived in Brazil - where the eight bass bellows was popular in the Northeast - with Italian and German immigrants.

Now, during the Carrefour mondial de l'accordéon, that will be held in Montmagny (QC) from August 30th to September 3rd, many other styles such as Quebecois Traditional Music, Jazz, Manouche, etc, will be presented showing the versatility of this instrument and the talents of many artists from around the world.

It will be five intense days of festivities: "The Carrefour mondial de l'accordéon is a beautiful harmony of cultures where different styles, genres and repertoires unite to form a magical song for a public of all ages. Montmagny (Québec) has been a proud host of this event since its creation in 1989."

I'll see you there!



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