Meet young accordion queen, Yeime Arrieta Ramos. Her playing is great, and her attitude is even better. I’ve been writing about Flow states lately, for a chapter in the motivation section in The Practice of Practice. Young Ms. Ramos could be a poster-child for Flow. She looks incredibly relaxed, and yet is playing some serious accordion in the shot above. One of her teachers says something like, “When she looks like she’s asleep is when her accordion is most dangerous.” The joy she has in playing is hard to miss.
I’d love to hear more about her history and how she practices. Her musical companions, who also seem to be around 10-12, are also pretty amazing musicians. I think I’ll go check the Smithsonian app for the documentary right now. Looks like a good one. Here’s Yeime Arrieta Ramos in a clip from the documentary:
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- Accordion Festival Plays At Bryant Park Every Thursday (statenisland.ny1.com)