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New Articles by Daniel Sheehy in Folklife Magazine

Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Two articles by Daniel Sheehy recently appeared in Folklife, the digital magazine of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage:

Fandango Without Borders
October 10, 2017

“Rising out of the Pacific Ocean, the U.S.-Mexico border wall cuts through the beachfront at Playas de Tijuana. It ascends the hill to bisect a small plot of sand and concrete known by two names: El Parque de la Amistad in Tijuana, Mexico, and Friendship Park in San Diego, California. . . .”

The Remarkable Rebirth of the Button Accordion
October 25, 2017

“Gilberto Reyes met us at the door of Hohner’s national headquarters in historic Glen Allen, Virginia. He and I had many mutual friends but had never met in person. I had learned that Gilberto was a major follower of accordion legend Flaco Jiménez and that he had recently spent several days with Flaco, taking extensive field notes, photos, and sketches of accordion parts, with the intention of creating a new Corona II Classic Flaco Jiménez model accordion for Hohner’s Signature Series. . . .”

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