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Bandoneon: The Instrument Behind the Tango

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Bandoneon: The Instrument Behind the Tango

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Bandoneon: The Instrument Behind the Tango

Bandoneon: The Instrument Behind the Tango

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Musician and Day to Day contributing writer David Was offers an appreciation of the instrument that drives the sultry sound of the tango. It's called a bandoneon, and Was cautions that it should never be confused with the accordion.

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