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Ben Hemendinger and Birkásné Sej Edit trade accordion tunes on a Friday afternoon by the Emporium in Yellow Springs, OH.

Ben Hemendinger and Birkásné Sej Edit trade accordion tunes on a Friday afternoon by the Emporium in Yellow Springs, OH.

VIDEO: Yellow Springs street music

Yellow Springs passersby were treated to an accordion exchange Friday afternoon, Aug. 12, just next to the Emporium. Playing were local resident artist, musician and computer programmer Ben Hemendinger (read a profile on Ben and his accordion by Diane Chiddister), and Birkásné Sej Edit, one of several artists here on a cultural exchange from Budapest, Hungary through Wright State University.

It was a treat to hear a genuine Hungarian play Brahms’s ‘Hungarian Dances,’ in the varying, lilting rhythms that are part of that folk idiom. Because English was not a common denominator, communication remained at the musical level, which everyone seemed to understand.

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One Response to “VIDEO: Yellow Springs street music”

  1. Yvonne Wingard says:

    Street musicians are one the BEST things about Yellow Springs, but I DO wish they would stick to acoustic music. The occasional amplifier is TOO much; the music is nice but when it’s that loud it interferes with other things inside and conversation.

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