This accordion virtuoso has brought American roots music across the globe. He sees the accordion as a symbol of immigrant triumph – Zydeco! Tex-Mex! – and as the instrument of 19th century colonialism. Paradox and polkas. And no darn Lawrence Welk.
- PERSON: David Amram
- PLACE:a synagogue in Azerbaijan
- THING:his accordion
- RANDY’S THING: The Impossible Exile