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Celebrates World Accordion Day
Love the Accordion" Concert
1st May 2009
On May 1, 2010 in Chengdu (Sichuan Province) China,
the home town of renowned accordioist Chen Jun, more
than 100 accordion teachers, students and enthusiasts
responded to the CIA's invitation to commemorate World
Accordion Day by holding an "I Love the Accordion"
Concert in the main outdoor Music Plaza of Chengdu.
by the Sichuan Accordion Association, the popular
concert attracted a large audience of all ages from
six to 80 years old, and featured winners of some
of the largest International Accordion competitions,
including winners and runner's up at the 62nd Coupe
Mondiale held in Auckland, New Zealand in 2009.
These success were honored by the Ministry of Culture
of the People's Republic of China with the winners
and their instructors receiving 200,000 RMB (approximately
Pictured top: Members of the Accordion
Ensemble performing at the Plaza
Pictured Above: Young accordionist pictured while
playing and singing riding his skateboard
What: World Accordion Day
When: 6th May
Why: a unified global effort to celebrate and promote the Accordion
Where: World Wide!
Contact: Harley Jones - CIA Public Relations Officer