Born in Japan, Marié Abe is Bay Area expat accordionist and ethnomusicologist currently living in Boston. Marié's accordion style cuts across diverse genres - experimental, improvisation, Balkan, indie rock, Middle Eastern, Brazilian, indie rock, tango, Ethiopian, and more. She plays with the 70's Ethiopian groove collective Debo Band (Subpop), Japonize Elephants, Thorny Brocky, Ramon and Jessica, Guts and Buttons, among many others. She has actively recorded and toured with various artists the world over, from the UK, to Italy, Japan, and the U.S.A. Marié enjoys exploring the intersection between improvisation and composition, while integrating her interest in folk musical styles around the Mediterranean. Marié is also the founder and leader of the zany improv/Balkan bands Four Flea Circus, O Pomelo, and Chichuike. She teaches as assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University.