Accordion Dreams is a musical journey into the heart and soul of conjunto, a unique musical tradition born in the 19th century that continues to thrive today. Conjunto, like jazz, blues, and rock and roll, is a distinct American musical genre that has had a major impact on the Mexican American community of the United states and one that is gaining fans around the world. From its early German origins and humble beginnings at the turn of the 19th century in South Texas, Accordion Dreams showcases period recordings as well as rare archival footage and photographs of the distinguished pioneers.
From lively polkas to smooth waltzes, Accordion Dreams captures an exhilarating musical style that is rapidly gaining fans worldwide. This program looks at today’s young rebel accordionists who have expanded this musical style to the fringes of rock, blues, and pop, while paying homage to its pioneers.