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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-11-24: Wetsuweten Strong, Geoff Berner 50, and Accordion Noir Festival

November 25, 2021
AccNoir 2021-11-24

AccNoir-2021-11-24, #WetsuwetenStrong, #GeoffBerner50, and #AccordionNoirFestival

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Tonight’s show opens with the Canadian government sending violent police to illegally arrest press and Native land-rights activists protesting a fossil fuel pipeline. Police helicopters and tanks are doing this in the middle of a deadly flood that cut the whole region of millions of people off from the rest of Canada. Flooding damage was caused by clearcutting forests, which the government is arresting people for protesting too. [The accordion media views this all rather dimly.] Unbelievable. Do what you can to stop them. We talked about this in not one but two episodes just a couple of months ago too!

This summer’s Accordion Noir Festival videostream, featuring not only performances from our concert on Sept 11th, but other local squeezy acts documented through the summer of 2021 (largely in conjunction with Maclean Park Music) is broadcasting this Saturday, Nov 27th, starting at Noon. The featured artists from our concert are Geoff Berner, Ana Bon-Bon, and the Last Minute Trio, but other ensembles represented include Sospiro Misterioso, Teapot in the Tuba, the Vancouver Folk Orchestra, the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle, and the Gram Partisans.

Tonight’s playlist looks at many of them as an audio-only preview (pre-hear?), but a spotlight is cast on Vancouver’s Yiddish punk super-hero Geoff Berner, our patron saint, who is celebrating his 50th birthday with an online fundraiser show streaming live on Saturday Nov 27 (after our canned stream wraps), raising money for community food programs: Geoff Berner’s 50th Birthday Benefit Bash – Livestream Sat Nov. 27 7PM PST

(Also earlier on Saturday, our mothership Co-op Radio is having its Annual General Meeting. If you’re a member, please Zoom on over: 2021 Co-op Radio AGM SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 2PM TO 4PM.)

If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy listening to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here is its playlist:

* Geoff Berner – ‟The Rich Will Move to the High Ground” – In honor of flooding in three countries he’d just toured (in 2007) – Vancouver, Canada – http://www.geoffberner.com
* Jack Garton – ‟The Frontline Is Everywhere (in support of Unist’ot’en land defenders)” – (premier fundraising single) (2020) – Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada – All proceeds to Native land defenders) Download and listen at http://jackgartonmusic.bandcamp.com, or donate directly at http://unistoten.camp
* Buckwheat Zydeco – ‟When The Levee Breaks” – Lay Your Burden Down (2009) – Louisiana, USA –
* Geoff Berner – ‟Zog Nit Keyn Mol (Partisan Song)” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org http://www.geoffberner.com
* Geoff Berner – ‟Bitter Spring” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org http://www.geoffberner.com
* Geoff Berner – ‟Unlistenable Song” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org http://www.geoffberner.com
* Ana BonBon – ‟Change My Mind” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org https://anabonbon.com
* Last Minute Trio – ‟No Good Blues” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada – AccordionNoir.org https://clinkermusic.bandcamp.com/  Lucy Lambert, acc
* The Gram Partisans – ‟Let the Light Shine Down on You” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org
* Vancouver Folk Orchestra – ‟Ashokan Farewell” – Maclean Park,  2021-08-29 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org
* Vancouver Squeezebox Circle – ‟Mood Indigo” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org
* Teapot in the Tuba with Stephen Hamm on theremin – ‟la vie en rose and Misirlou” – 14th Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Oct. 5, 2021 (2021) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – AccordionNoir.org

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 soon, Tues, Dec 7th!) Cheers & squeeze on!

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