Finally. Help has arrived!
Accordionists everywhere can now master the basics of traditional Eastern European music. Here is the hands-on method you've been waiting for!
Sergiu Popa is a 4th generation accordionist from a Roma (Gypsy) musical dynasty. Born in Moldova, he immigrated to Canada in 2002, where he quickly established his reputation as a pre-eminent performer and sought-after teacher of accordion.
In this video, Popa sheds light on the mysteries and complexities of Eastern European music. Whether you're a soloist or part of a band, play along as he demonstrates and explains the distinctive features of a Serbian-Gypsy kolo, a Bulgarian ratchenitsa, a Moldovian hora, a Romanian-Gypsy manea and a Jewish terkisher.
It’s like a Balkan adventure… without the hangover!