Marié Abe

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Born in Japan, Marié Abe is a Bay Area expat accordionist and ethnomusicologist currently living in Boston. Her style cuts across diverse genres: experimental, improvisation, Balkan, indie rock, Middle Eastern, Brazilian, indie rock, tango, Ethiopian, etc. She plays in the Ethiopian groove collective Debo Band, The Japonize Elephants, Thorny Brocky, Ramon and Jessica, Guts and Buttons, and is also the founder and leader of the zany improv/Balkan bands Four Flea Circus, O Pomelo, and Chichuike. She has actively recorded and toured with various artists the world over, and enjoys exploring the intersection between improvisation and composition, integrating her interest in Mediterranean regional folk musical styles.

Since the Fall of 2011, she has been a co-producer of the NPR radio documentary “Squeezebox Stories,” which tells stories from Californian immigration history using the accordion as a common trope.

Abe is assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University, prior to which she taught in the Department of Music and Asian Studies Program at UC Berkeley, and in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies. She holds an MA and a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a degree in sociology, anthropology, and ethnomusicology from Swarthmore College.
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Vocals

RRR01 Marié Abe - Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Vol. 1 album art Rabbit Rabbit Radio* Me Gusta El Calor Rabbit Rabbit Radio* - Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Vol. 1 (Album) Rabbit Rabbit Records RRR01 2013 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

none Marié Abe - Earworms album art Mezzacappa* * Amador* * Stephan* * Aschheim* Swoon and 1 more… Mezzacappa* * Amador* * Stephan* * Aschheim* - Earworms(CD, Album) planBmusic none US 2008 Sell This Version
PFR021 Marié Abe - Floating World Vol. 1 album art Aaron Novik Aaron Novik - Floating World Vol. 1 (Album) Porto Franco Records PFR021 2011 Sell This Version
SBL-72003, NXA 003 Marié Abe - Debo Band album art Debo Band Debo Band - Debo Band(CD, Album) Sub Pop, Next Ambiance SBL-72003, NXA 003 US 2012 Sell This Version
TZME 04 Marié Abe - Mélodie Fantastique album art Japonize Elephants The Ancient Mariner's Boat Show and 7 more… Japonize Elephants - Mélodie Fantastique (Album) TZME Productions TZME 04 US 2012 Sell This Version
RRR01 Marié Abe - Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Vol. 1 album art Rabbit Rabbit Radio* Me Gusta El Calor Rabbit Rabbit Radio* - Rabbit Rabbit Radio, Vol. 1 (Album) Rabbit Rabbit Records RRR01 2013 Sell This Version
none Marié Abe - Our Band Could Be As Serious As Your Life album art Aaron Novik Aaron Novik - Our Band Could Be As Serious As Your Life(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Aaron Novik Self-released) none US 2013
WONDERT-02 Marié Abe - Manara album art Alsarah And The Nubatones Alsarah And The Nubatones - Manara (Album) Wonderwheel Recordings WONDERT-02 US 2016 Sell This Version
NNA117 Marié Abe - La Fine Del Futuro album art Tredici Bacci Tredici Bacci - La Fine Del Futuro (Album) NNA Tapes NNA117 US 2019 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

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Acting, Literary & Spoken

OSC 2002-2 Marié Abe - Springs Re:Makes And Mixes Of RF album art RF* A Very Lucky Year (as Marie Abe) RF* - Springs Re:Makes And Mixes Of RF(CD, Comp, Dig) Odd Shaped Case OSC 2002-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
PLIP-3016 Marié Abe - Views Of Distant Towns album art RF* End Of The Line and 1 more… RF* - Views Of Distant Towns(CD, Album) Plop PLIP-3016 Japan 2006 Sell This Version