Accordion is a huge part of culture and life in Chiloe. People play accordions in pubs, on the streets or at home. Big majority of traditional songs are perfect for accordions. It is very folk type of music, which perfectly fits in the overall folk and mystery culture in Chiloe.
As part of the excursion, we went to a museum of accordions. Believe or not, they had accordions from 1920s from countries like Italy, Germany, France or Czechoslovakia. Some of the accordions were 15 KGs (33.2 lbs) heavy, which is a lot of weight if you have to play for the whole evening and a night.
After presentation of accordions, one of the musicians played a short a short solo on the accordion: