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A musical instrument similar to a large concertina, especially popular in Latin America.

[American Spanish bandoneón, from German Bandonion, Bandoneon : Heinrich Band (1821-1860), German inventor + (Akkord)ion, accordion; see accordion.]

ban·do′ne·on·ist (-ə-nĭst) n.


(Instruments) a type of square concertina, esp used in Argentina
[C20: from Spanish, from German Bandonion, from Heinrich Band, its inventor]
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Noun1.bandoneon - a type of concertina popular in South Americabandoneon - a type of concertina popular in South America
concertina - free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds
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Tango" questions its essence that is represented by the bandoneon player, the musician who masters the instrument that identifies tango.
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For this album, recorded in Italy, he is joined by the Russian-born jazz/classical double bassist Yuri Goloubev, the Israeli-born drummer Asaf Sirkis, and the Italian pianist and bandoneon player Daniele Di Bonaventura.
The bandoneon (a type of concertina almost synonymous with tango) is used throughout the album to retain the historic flavor of the form, but the guitar never cedes center stage to it.
Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut, the ABQ premiered Alma Iluminda by Argentinian composer Daniel Binelli for quintet, organ, percussion, and bandoneon, with the composer on bandoneon and Ezequiel Menendez on organ.
un peu du tout, de la musique andalouse meler a la musique classique, un periple dans le tango notamment avec Sebastien au bandoneon, Emilie Aridon au piano, Sabrina Condello au violon, Fabio lo Curto aux clarinettes ainsi que Dorian Marcel (contrebasse).
When the structure completed, he invited a very young neighbor, Rodolfo Mederos, to a little celebration and took out a bandoneon, a musical instrument similar to the more familiar accordion and harmonica, and started to play.