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Thread #68320   Message #1153271
Posted By: robomatic
02-Apr-04 - 09:14 PM
Thread Name: Job for Accordionist
Subject: RE: Job for Accordionist
Dumb question time. I once hosted a Russian Bayan player on a cultural interchange between Khabarovsk and Anchorage. Is a Bayan an Accordion, just with different keys? When I think of accordion, the keys resemble piano keys. The Bayan has what appear to be old-style typewriter keys. I am untutored as to the sound, but it seemed to be the same sound. This gentleman was a background player for a Russian folk choir which visited our city. We quartered the players and choristers in various homes around town.

One of the songs I remember was a Russian love song called "Zorka Alaya" I learned the Russian to it, but it's got a lot of metaphors, so I only think I understand what it's saying!