6 groups featuring an accordion and music from Eastern Europe, Colombia, France, Ireland, Argentina, and New Orleans.
Slavic Soul Party
Throbbing funk grooves, Gypsy accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: an acoustic mashup of the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of NYC’s neighborhoods into a fiery Balkan brass setting. slavicsoulparty.com
Foncho Castellar & Los Alegres De Colombia
Cumbia and vallenato rhythms led by the renowned accordionist and folklorist who has been promoting Colombian culture in the US for 30 years.
Avalon Jazz Band
Parisian and Golden Age swing with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs: old classics with a hot twist celebrating France, love, and music. avalonjazzband.com
Niall O'Leary Irish Band
A celebration of Irish music brought together by the former All-Ireland and World Dance Champion, who is in demand as a musician, dancer, choreographer and master dance instructor in North America, Ireland, Mexico, Japan and Thailand. nialloleary.com
From the guardia vieja to the present in the great Argentine tango tradition, the multinational ensemble plays original arrangements of songs by Gardel, Troilo, Salgán, and Piazzolla with an improvised style in milongas and clubs around NYC since 2002. loschantas.com
Krewe de la Rue
Heartfelt and punchy dance hall mix of Cajun and Creole music, capturing the style and energy of the festivals and clubs throughout Southwest Louisiana. krewedelarue.com
Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.