Mikä on piano harmonikka?

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Mikä on piano harmonikka?

Post by maugein96 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:42 pm

Title translates from Finnish as "What's a piano accordion?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP5WwsqX2Do

The influence from neighbouring Russia in the music is apparent here.

I was wondering whether Finland might ever have had a border with Argentina, as the Finnish tango is also very popular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad7iRU-iCPY (The Evening Star Tango)

In case the inevitable happens and somebody asks about the accordions, they are C system CBA but C is in the third row, hence the "strange" button pattern.

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Re: Mikä on piano harmonikka?

Post by debra » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:18 am

maugein96 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:42 pm
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I was wondering whether Finland might ever have had a border with Argentina, as the Finnish tango is also very popular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad7iRU-iCPY (The Evening Star Tango)
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That tango is definitely a "European" tango, not Argentina style. It is similar in style to the work of Malando (Dutch tango composer and conductor). The closest it comes to Argentina is its similarity to something like La Cumparsita by Rodriguez who was from Uruguay which does have a border with Argentina...
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Re: Mikä on piano harmonikka?

Post by maugein96 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:20 pm

Hi Paul,

I've never really known how to differentiate between European and South American tangos, and it seems a lot of countries just make up their own, as is the case here. I was aware of its relative popularity in France, Belgium, and The Netherlands

It has always seemed odd to me that the Finns, a distinctly "non-Latin" country, have embraced the tango as a significant part of their accordion repertoire, although as you say, quite a number of tangos have nothing to do with South America at all.

In fact, a recent browse through You Tube has revealed a Japanese Tango.

Looks like the whole world has been tangoed!

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