Kimmo Pohjonen: “The Jimi Hendrix of the Accordion”

Ever hear of “accordion wrestling?”  Me neither–and I played the accordion as a kid.  Apparently, though, it was quite the thing in Finalnd back in the 40s and 50s.

Now Kimmo Pohjonen, an accordion master himself, wants to export this artform (sport?) to the rest of the world.  Um, thanks, dude.

Alan Cross

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  • June 23, 2012 at 7:12 am
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    Apparently, though, it was quite the thing in Finalnd back in the 40s and 50s.

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