Squeezebox Stories, a one-hour radio documentary that I produced with ethnomusicologist and accordion player, Marié Abe, has aired on more than 90 public radio stations nationwide!
Hosted by Marco Werman of PRI’s The World, Squeezebox Stories is a sound-rich, narrative-driven public radio documentary exploring the social history, multicultural adaptation and musical variations of the accordion.
The accordion is about much more than the Polka; it’s one of the first global instruments. Played all over the world–everywhere from Italy to China to Zanzibar–, the squeezebox is a great vehicle for telling immigration stories.
In this hour, we visit Zydeco dance halls and Mexican Norteño clubs, punk rock apprentices and Arabic master musicians—all to discover what’s behind the surprisingly wide appeal of this ultimate people’s instrument.
Visit the show’s website to stream the program and a lot more!