International Accordion & Bajo Sexto Friends
Glenn Alessi and his group
The Dirksen Family - Aruba
This picture is of Frank Dirksen (accordion) and his family at the folk festival held in Aruba, Caribbean called the Dande. It is a tradition that has be held for over a hundred years in which at the beginning of the year (Jan 1st) a group of musicians go from door to door and wish the families a Happy New Year. Frank’s family are all musicians including his wife who plays the cuarta, a small guitar instrument. His 8 year old son also plays the button accordion.
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