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Squeezebox Stories

From: Julie Caine
Length: 54:00

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Squeezebox Stories, a sound-rich, narrative-driven public radio documentary hosted by Marco Werman of PRI's The World, explores the rich musical worlds and diverse social history of the accordion--one of the first global instruments.

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Squeezebox Stories, a sound-rich, narrative-driven public radio documentary hosted by Marco Werman of PRI's The World, explores the rich musical worlds and diverse social history of the accordion.

The accordion is about much more than the Polka; it's one of the first global instruments. Played all over the world, from Italy to China to Zanzibar, the squeezebox is a great vehicle for telling immigration stories.

In this hour-long special, listeners go on an accordion tour, visiting Zydeco dance halls and Mexican Norteño clubs, punk rock apprentices and Arabic master musicians-all to discover what's behind the surprisingly wide appeal of this ultimate people's instrument.

Piece Description

Squeezebox Stories, a sound-rich, narrative-driven public radio documentary hosted by Marco Werman of PRI's The World, explores the rich musical worlds and diverse social history of the accordion.

The accordion is about much more than the Polka; it's one of the first global instruments. Played all over the world, from Italy to China to Zanzibar, the squeezebox is a great vehicle for telling immigration stories.

In this hour-long special, listeners go on an accordion tour, visiting Zydeco dance halls and Mexican Norteño clubs, punk rock apprentices and Arabic master musicians-all to discover what's behind the surprisingly wide appeal of this ultimate people's instrument.

Timing and Cues

Piece Audio Version

00:00 - 1:00: Billboard
IN: "I'm Marco Werman..."
OUT: "First, this news."

News hole 5 minutes, no music bed

SegA: 00:00-25:02
IN:"Every August for more than 20 years..."
OUT: "We'll be right back after this break."

00:00-1:00 One minute break with music (at 31:02 after the hour)

SegB: 00:00-26:58
IN: "Welcome back, you're listening to Squeezebox Stories..."
OUT: "I'm Marco Werman, thanks for listening to Squeezebox Stories: a musical and social history of the accordion."

Squeezebox Program Version

00:00 - 1:00: Billboard
1:00 - 6:00 Blank for newscast
6:00 - 59:00 Show
Built-in one minute music break 25:02-26:02 (31:02 after the hour).

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Additional Credits

Marco Werman, host
Marié Abe, producer
Loretta Williams, editor
Robin Wise, engineer
Funded by the California Council for the Humanities and the Skirball Foundation
Supported by the Arhoolie Foundation

For more information, please contact Creative PR, 888-233-5650, info@creativepr.org.

Related Website

http://squeezeboxstories.com/