In Japan, An Accordion for Every Child

We’re busy moving into a new place, so “MP3 Monday” will be postponed until later in the week. In the meantime, I’ll share a fun video from Accordeonactueel which, as best I can tell, is a Dutch accordion news site. Among the videos they’ve posted is this one featuring a series of Japanese childrens’ orchestras. (It could be the same one, just with different combinations of musicians.) But these are no ordinary orchestras — they’re made up almost entirely of accordions and melodicas. Why don’t we see groups like this in the US?


  1. moving?!

    You have all my sympathys, I’ve had to do it myself a few times since the wife and I married 32 some yrs ago and every. single. time. I swear I will make her shoot me before I go thru it again :P

    Good luck and good move – I shall kepp you the wife and the new daughter in my prayers till you’re all resettled and back in some working groove :)
    Accordionly yours

  2. Thanks for the sympathy, John. Fortunately, the accordions were the first thing we moved so we had good music at our new home from the start. :-)