Sunday, June 28, 2009
Pre-show picnic/party: 5:30 pm; Show: 7:30 pm
John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East.,
Hollywood , CA 90068
Full Price $40, $30.
Web: www.fordtheatres.org or www.losangelesaccordionfestival.com
The Washington Post described Vagabond Opera as “A band of ceaseless charisma, boundless energy, impeccable musicianship and more than a little touch of both the naughty and exotic.” The group delivers passionate offerings of Bohemian cabaret for young and old. Paris hot jazz, gut bucket swing, tangos, Ukrainian folk-punk ballads, klezmer and vigorous originals meet a world of riverboat gambling queens, Turkish belly dancers, and the enigmatic Marlene Dietrich.
Conjunto Los Pochos is Los Angeles Tex Mex at its best. Conjunto Los Pochos has lived this music at dance halls, weddings, concerts and a variety of venues from the Eastside to the Westside, throughout Southern California and across the country. They have developed their unique sound that combines elements of both Texas and Mexico Conjunto styles with original music as well as classic favorites.
Louisiana’s Feufollet was formed in 1995 when accordionist/singer Chris Stafford was 8 and fiddler Chris Segura was 11. Feufollet quickly became known as one of the most exciting Cajun bands in Acadiana, not because of their youth but because of their obvious musical ability and the vivacity with which they approached the traditional music of the area.
Gee Rabe, LA's Accordion Diva, plays the pre-show party starting at 5:30 pm. Bring your own food and wine and enjoy afternoon of cool accordion and get ready to squeeze the night away.
Official after-party at MamaJuana’s in Universal City. Don’t miss this opportunity to party with the musicians, organizers and friends of LA Accordion. Performers include LA’s La Santa Cecilia with Marisoul! Free admission to after-party with SqueezeFest ticket.