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Music Marche Meeting, Castelfidardo - Italy

Music Marche
A special Music Marche meeting was organised by newly elected President Massimo Pigini on September 17th, 2020, to discuss the PIF, Castelfidardo and the newly opened and renovated Accordion Museum Castelfidardo which was featured on AWW News:
http://www.accordions.com/news.aspx?d=28-Aug-2020&lang=en#art16785

Many companies and partners of Music Marche participated in the meeting, which has a goal to maintain specialist handicraft traditions, develop new ideas and let the entire world listen, see and enjoy the music featured by excellent instruments made in Castelfidardo, performed by outstanding Italian and international accordion artists.

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New Date for 2021 Musikmesse Frankfurt - Germany

Musikmesse
The 2021 Musikmesse, Europe’s largest trade fair for the music industry, musical instruments and musical education, will be held from October 22nd to 24th, 2021 in Frankfurt, Germany. The usual date was March or early April annually.

The music fair will be held in conjunction with the Frankfurt Book Fair and collaborate with the creative hub THE ARTS +. Both shows will remain independent events.

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CNIMA Pays Homage to Louis Corchia - France

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Louis CorchiaVideo: Menzo Gatte, 14 year old, plays "Roulotte" by Louis Corchia, at Castelfidardo in 2019

Last week, we reported the sad death of Louis Corchia from Covid-19 and showed two videos. The CNIMA international accordion school based in the heart of France, pays homage to Louis Corchia.

Nathalie Boucheix, co-founder and school manager, fondly remembers all the concerts she played with her friend Louis Corchia. "I am deeply saddened by the loss of Loulou. He was an extraordinary musician, respected and appreciated by all.

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Results & Daily Reports: 2020 PIF Castelfidardo International - Italy

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Daily Reports by Accordions Worldwide including detailed results, pictures and lots of video is online at: 2020Castelfidardo

See also the rules, list of Finalists, seminars at 2020Castelfidardo

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A Touch of Italy in Dargaville - New Zealand

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concertsPicture above: Christine Johnstone (left), Kevin Friedrich (centre) and Linda Litt (right).

CIA Ambassador Kevin Friedrich is making the most of his lengthy stay in New Zealand while away from his home in New York, this time returning to the school where he attended and first began accordion lessons, the Dargaville Primary School. With the students having recently studied Italy, it was a perfect opportunity to present an educational program about the accordion and its strong Italian connection.

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Site Update: 2020 Coupe Mondiale Competition - Portugal

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2020 Coupe Mondiale posterThe Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) has received an official letter from the Portuguese authorities informing us that they have been forced to cancel all public events by order of the Central Government.

Therefore, our Portugal member Mito Algarvio - Associação de Acordeonistas do Algarve led by President João Pereirais is taking steps to organize within a few weeks, a series of concerts as planned in Faro and Castro Marim, even without audience, to showcase the diversity of the accordion in Portugal.

The CIA Executive Committee has assured the maximum support and availability to organize an online event lasting a few days, in the style of World Accordion Day, with interviews, videos, and the streaming of concerts of artists from Portugal.

Full letters at: http://www.coupemondiale.org/2020/pt_coupemain.html

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Tracey Collins Accordion Entertainer Updated Site - New Zealand

Tracey CollinsVery popular accordion entertainer Tracey Collins has updated her website at:
Tracey Collins
www.accordions.com/tracey

Video above Tracey performing at an outdoor French themed occasion.

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