Music

Episode 231: Sam Reider

  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

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