I love accordian music. Now, for me and everyone who shares my unexplainable addiction, Swiss director Stefan Schwietert has given the world "Accordian Tribe," a documentary about "five highly individual musicians from different countries get together to…achieve the seemingly impossible: return their long disregarded instrument to the worldwide recognition it once enjoyed as a powerhouse of emotions."
I'm sorry, "return"? Was the classic ziehharmonika ever NOT a powerhouse of emotions? Not in the Blogorelli household, that's for sure.
The plot reads just like a modern day reality show that is actually likeable (a senseless dichotomy, I know) and the translated version is almost as confusing AS watching the contemporary reality genre:
"Starting point is Schwietert's meeting with the blind Viennese accordionists Petrol Lechner, which taught himself the hand organ play in self-direction and today is an old Hohner virtuos by all music styles. Lechner is member of five created by the New Yorker Guy Klucevsek named 'Accordion Tribe'…the Swede Lars Hollmer, FinninMaria Kalaniemi and the Slovene Bratko Bibic, went 2002 on European tour and brought CD."
Still, blame my Nona and our Benny Hill watching, blame the fact that sometimes accordian players have DogsInSweaters!DogsInSweaters!DogsInSweaters!, blame complete fascination with Old World sensibilities, whatever the culprit, you'll see me at The Accordian Tribe,…along with everyone else using their seniors' discount card.