Accordion Festival in Brazil – 13th -15th July 2016 in Juazeiro

iv festival internacional da sanfona

IV Festival Internacional da Sanfona – 13th – 15th July in Juazeiro, Brazil (IV International Accordion Festival)

The accordion is a hugely popular instrument in Brazil so it’s heartening to see a large accordion festival taking place there in July.  Efforts are being made there to really develop the interest in the instrument not only along musically traditional lines.  Brazilian accordionists are starting to be seen in festivals and competitions around the world.  Brazil is definitely an emerging world power on the accordion scene.

Chico Chagas, Oswaldihno, Murl Sanders, Cathy Travers, Renato Borghetti to name but a few of the international “Sanfona” (accordion) artists who will play at this international festival in Juazeiro, Brazil,  Concerts, Workshops, Trade areas and Jam Sessions are all planned for the three day event.

The website is just in Portuguese but you can always use Google Translate if you’re struggling to decipher the detail.


ZZ Music would like to wish the festival every success this year and in the future.

Chico Chagas and his custom-built Beltrami P26
Chico Chagas and his custom-built Beltrami P26