Café Accordion Orchestra visits Brainerd Library on June 21 at 12pm
“Berets and Bongos” with an eclectic mix, full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude describes the Café Accordion Orchestra experience. They are coming soon to Brainerd Public Library on Thursday, June 21 at 12:00pm as part of the Kitchigami Regional Library System Legacy Program. This group is sure to get you tapping your toes. It’s an opportunity for all ages to come together and celebrate another unique form of music.
The heart of the Café Accordion repertoire is the romantic, gypsy-influenced valse-musette. The five member group complements the musettes with swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas, and cumbias to create a wonderfully varied show. They inject their music with good humor and expressive abandon. Their high level of musicianship and passion for performance makes them an entertaining concert act as well as a great dance band.
Café Accordion Orchestra is lead by Dan Newton on accordion and vocals, with Eric Mohring on mandolin, violin and vocals, Erik Lillestol on bass and vocals, Robert Bell on guitar and vocals and Joe Steinger on percussion. Café Accordion Orchestra has been delighting audiences and dancers alike since 1995. They have appeared in New York at the Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing series, the International Akkordeon Festival in Vienna, Austria, the Minnesota State Fair, as well as festivals, theaters and dance halls across the United States.
This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.