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Old 03-07-2017, 05:09 PM
jtur88 jtur88 is offline
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Originally Posted by DrCube View Post
Mexican restaurants around here often have a feed from some mariachi version of MTV playing, and I've noticed those guys love their accordions. Almost every song has an accordion solo, with the squeezebox player looking like a Mexican Jimi Hendrix playing Accordion Hero or something. It's inspiring, and makes me want to learn to play the accordion.

There's an interesting background to that. In the 1800s, a bunch of eastern European workers came to Mexico to work in the mines, and some brought their instruments with them. They sat around in the evening and played polkas, and the Mexicans fell in love with it, and it is still the central theme of the music of northern Mexico.