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Iván Zuleta Barros

Iván Zuleta Barros About Vallenato musician who rose to fame playing the accordion at several premiere events such as the Festival of the Vallenata Legend. He has also performed alongside the likes of Diomedes Diaz. Other Informations He graduated from the Ateneo El Rosario de Valledupar school in 1993. He portrayed himself in the biopic Diomedes, the Cacique de …

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Paul Lawrence Grant II

Paul Lawrence Grant II About Accordionist and singer who found acclaim with songs like “Where You Are.” He and his band Zydeco Nubreedz took in the Best Newcomer of the Year and the Clifton Chenier Music Award three years after forming. Other Informations He formed in his band in Houston in 1995. Their first album, …

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Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon About Traditional Irish musician who is known for her work with the accordion and fiddle. Her 1991 debut studio album was one of the best selling traditional Irish music albums of all time.  Other Informations She began her career as a recording artist in the late 1980’s and she joined a band called The Waterboys.  …

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Tony De La Rosa

Tony De La Rosa About Accordionist and innovator in conjunto music who updated the sound of Tex-Mex. He was known by his nickname El Conde or The Count. Other Informations He began taking accordion lessons when he was nine, purchasing one from the Sears catalogue for $9. He added electric instruments and amplifiers to border …

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Rolando Ochoa

Rolando Ochoa About Accordionist who joined Martín Elías Díaz’s group in 2015. He has over 1 million followers on his rolando_8a Instagram account.  Other Informations He recorded an album with Diomedes Dionisio in 1999. He was kidnapped by the National Liberation Army in May 2000. He was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Cumbia/Vallenato Album Unlimited in …

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Queen Ida

Queen Ida About Grammy Award-winning Creole accordion player who became the first woman to lead a Cajun zydeco music group. She recorded numerous albums, including Mardi Gras, Zydeco a La Mode, and Back on the Bayou. Other Informations When she was a child, she learned to play both the piano and the accordion. She co-authored …

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Romain Renard

Romain Renard About French Accordion player who is a key musician and vocalist in the Catalan rumba and ska band La Pegatina.  Other Informations The band started in 2003 under the name Pegatina Sound System.  In 2018 their song “Now Or Never” was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Disco.  He was born in …

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Walter Ostanek

Walter Ostanek About Accordionist who earned the nickname Canada’s Polka King. He won Grammy Awards for Best Polka Album in 1992, 1993 and 1994. Other Informations He started playing accordion at age five. He was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2001. He was born in Duparquet, Quebec but his family moved to St. …

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Juan Carlos Ricardo

Juan Carlos Ricardo About Accordionist and world music performer who rose to fame as a touring member of the Colombian vallenata music group Los K Morales. With the group he performed under the professional moniker JuanK.  Other Informations He first performed with Los K Morales in 2005 and briefly parted ways with the band in 2009. His …

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Jo-El Sonnier

Jo-El Sonnier About Musician and accordionist whose prolific recording career showcased his mastery of country and Cajun music. Other Informations He started playing the accordion when he was three years old. He was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009. He was the son of French-speaking sharecroppers residing in Rayne, Louisiana. He …

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Samy Sandoval

Samy Sandoval About Accordionist who performs music in a duo with his sister Sandra. Their work fits within típico tradition, which is very popular in Panama. Other Informations He began to play the accordion when he was 8 years old. He won contests by 11. He and his sister began traveling the world when he was …

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Freddy Juárez Hernández

Freddy Juárez Hernández About Mexican accordionist who is a member of Enigma Norteño, a Sinaloense band founded in 2010 and known for their songs ‘The People of Now’ and ‘The Güero Bastidas’.  They released their debut album El Jardinero in 2004, and have released nearly a dozen since then. He has 50,000 followers on Instagram.  Other …