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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2008-10-24: Brazil-Finland friendship special

October 29, 2018
AccNoir 2008-10-24


Today from the archives we present a highly memorable archival episode from ten years ago, episode 98: our “Brazil / Finland friendship” episode — a double-length two-hour look at two countries with vibrant accordion cultures (one of which has a newly installed fascist government, our apologies!)  We have since fell off the wagon of doing national features, as it’s tricky to maintain CanCon requirements doing that, but we ought to devise a way to resume the scheme.  The high point came midway when it occurred to us that in this great big world of ours, it wasn’t impossible that Finnish/Brazilian fusion music, improbable as it seems on the surface, might exist somewhere.  And of course, as it turns out, if something unlikely exists anywhere, it will probably have a New York City address.  The mid-episode discovery of Kaiku (“echo” in Finnish), was a real high point from the MySpace zeitgeist, when it existed as a kind of global Yellow Pages for musicians.  They released recordings in 2010 and 2011 and sadly since then the trail seems to have gone cold, but this episode will enshrine them at their peak forever!  At its original online home it racked up some 3121 listens … you can try out the lively episode for yourself courtesy of the Internet Archive.  Here’s its playlist!

Accordion Noir Playlist: Oct 24, 2008, Extra-long Brasil/Finland International Friendship fund-raiser!

Artist — Song – Album (date) – Origin – Label/Contact info
Kimmo Pohjonen – Ulaani – Kluster (2002) – Finland –
Sivuca – Apanheite Cavaquinho – Samba Nouvelle Vague (1961-62) – Brasil –
Ismo Alanko Säätiö (Kimmo Pohjonen, acc) – Sana Leijui – Sisäinen Solarium (2000) – Finland –
Cascabulho – Festanca No Canavial – Fome Da Dor De Cabeca (1998) – brasil –
Cubanera Yhtye – I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (1957) – Julkaisemattomat (I think that means, “Unreleased Sessions”) Vol 7: Vuodet 1956-1964 – Finland – (check out their controversial (in the 60’s) sexy logo.)
Silvério Pessoa – Sahiá Da Mata – Bate O Mancá – O Povo Dos Canaviais (2000) – Brasil –
Niekku – Aamulla Varhain – “3” (0) – Finland –
Kaiku – Tieni Vie – (from Myspace) – Finland (New York/Brasil) –
aNoo (with Tuur Florizoone, acc / studied in Brazil!) – A Stain Of Silence – The Luckless Lands Of The North (2007) – Brussels, Belgium / Finland –
Rob Curto – Estrado do Sol – Festival du Bois, 2008 (2008) – Brooklyn, New York (USA) / Brazil –
Maria Kalaniemi – Skymningspolskan – Maria Kalaniemi (1992) – Finland –
Renato Borghetti – O Afiador De Facas – Accordionist (1995) – Brasil –
Johanna Juhola – Hippo – Miette (2006) – Finland –
Luis Gonzaga – O Xote Das Meninas – 50 Anos de Chão 1941-1987 – Brazil –
He made over 40 albums, start looking online here:
Kriya – Virsi – Kriya (2005) – Finland –

Octoberfest Intermission (Octoberfest founded, 1810; Akkordion invented 1829, coincidence?)
Lenny Bruce – Lawrence Welk (the hipster) – Let the Buyer Beware (compilation, 2004, Which I won by listening to a Co-op Radio special!) –
/ with Myron Floren – from the album Most Requested (electro-distorted version?) – “Accordion Schottische,” “The Happy Yodeler Polka,” “Ball of Carlstad,” “Over the Waves Waltz,” “O Susanna,” and maybe the “Village Tavern Polka.” I’m not sure how far we got under there.)

Mika Väyrynen (accordion/harmonikka) – Aria – Bach: The Goldberg Variations (Goldberg-muunnelmat) (2003) – Finland –
Mr Mäläskä – Butcher’s March – Northern Music For Accordion And Violin (2000) – Finland –
Sivuca – Riacho Seco – Pau Doido (1992) – Brasil –
Pirnales (Pekka Pentikäinen plays acc. here and in Mr. Mäläskä) – Niemen Naiset – Parasta Ennen (“Best Before” 1994) – Finland –
Duda da Passira – Forró Da Minha Terra – Brazil: Forró (Music For Maids And Taxi Drivers) (“best title for a compilation,” 1989) – Brazil –
Pauliina Lerche – K.K.K. Remix (with Bruce and Rowan messing it up because we’ve played a song without accordion! Sorry, I love this record too.) – Katrilli (2002) – Finland –
Kaiku – Piks Paks – (from Myspace again) – Finland (New York/Brasil) –
Gilberto Gil (his mom gave him an accordion first) – As Pegadas Do Amor – As Canções de Eu Tu Eles (2000) – Brasil –
Korpiklaani – Let’s Drink – Tervaskanto (2007) – Finland –

This episode’s cover is… Kaiku! For being Finnish and playing Brasilian music, and for Rowan finding you online right during our show!

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle (coming up 8-10 pm this Thursday night at Spartacus Books!) Cheers & squeeze on!

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