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Read more ...Yearly Convention SPAH 2018
The annual SPAH Convention is the most important harmonica meeting of the year in USA.
The 2018 SPAH Convention will take place in St Louis Missouri USA, from the 14th to the 18th of August, in the "Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet". Read more ...
Published May 2nd 2018

Read more ...Japanese AJHF Convention
The AJHF Convention (All Japan Harmonica Federation) will take place April 22st, at the Lungwood hotel, Nippori, Tokyo.
Program : the Convention general meeting during which Jean Labre will make a presentation of the harmonica situation in France and Europe. Read more ...
Published April 3rd 2018

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Hassle Dance
Our world is inexplicably mysterious, alternately punctuated with pleasures, worries, events, unpredictable whims of our planet... This planet that makes us fewer and fewer gifts. The sources of our torments are intensified and multiples :
events, families, everyday life, etc.
How to react to adversity ?... life is a mystery we need to live, and not a problem to solve. Some will suggest you to solve your problems with more or less fancy remedies ,be careful ,the counselors are not payers, says a proverb. Others cleverly claim that philosophy is the solved problems science...
To end with an optimistic note there iis a life gift for harmonica players : playing Harmonica is the art of telling everything at the rhythm of each day. We can also rejoice that our mouth- music is,by far, the most widely used instrument, on our planet.
Encouraging sign that authorizes us to believe in the future. The Late Albert Raisner had he not chosen as motto for his «Harmonica Club », in the late 40s : « To chase all the hassle, play Harmonica »...

Harmonically yours
Published September 28th 2018



Players' biographies, technical and historical notes, etc. See all articles...

Read more ...Claude Garden Biography, 1937-2004-(1)
Back in 1952. A day of this particular year remains deeply engraved in my memory . It's a Saturday afternoon ; we are in an harmonica club called
" CHARM ", founded by Albert Raisner, when Claude Garden appears for the first time in our harmonicist universe, pushing the door of this legendary place, rue des Petites Écuries in Paris. Read more ...
Published December 16th 2014

Read more ...Harmonica... Accordéon... Accordina...
The first 20 years of the nineteenth century were prolific in inventions, starting with the harmonica and its many derivatives, fruit of imaginative inventors and perfectionistic to the extreme . Read more ...
Published February 19th 2012

Read more ...Once upon a time Albert Raisner, Biography*
"Albert left us, in the early hours of this new year, at the age of 88. A life of emotions, discoveries and music. A life dedicated to the harmonica, an instrument so close to his heart, his public and his children. Read more ...
Published February 11th 2011

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