Dan Chouinard performs in The Current studios

by Dale Connelly, Jim Ed Poole

Cafe Europa II members Josette Antomarchim, Maria Jette, and Dan Chouinard
Cafe Europa II members Josette Antomarchim, Maria Jette, and Dan Chouinard (Minnesota Public Radio / Mike Pengra)
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In the summer of 2002, Dan Chouinard bicycled around Europe with an accordion strapped to his back, and created music, made friends, and what turned out to be the contents of a staged musical variety show at the Fitzgerald Theater called, "Cafe Europa." The show was such a success that Dan has created the sequel, "Cafe Europa II."

Dan's family roots date back hundreds of years in some of the very towns the he traveled to, and the images in his head helped him write the script around the two shows.

Dan stopped in the Morning Show studio, along with singers Maria Jette and Josette Antomarchi to give us a taste of what's to come.

Songs performed: "The Three Bells," and "The Roses of Ispahan."

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