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The Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) is pleased to welcome you to World Accordion Day. The next event is scheduled on May 6th, 2014.
For the past five years on May 6th the CIA has been promoting World Accordion day. On two occasions the CIA held a live streaming 24 Hour show in celebration of the accordion, travelling across the globe as the time zones elapse around the world (beginning in NZ +12GMT then travelling west across the world through Asia and Europe finishing in the Americas -8GMT). Last year was extremely successful with over 45 countries participating with over 310,365 minutes viewed with viewers from over 87 countries. The event was hosted in France by Frederic Deschamps and Grayson Masefield, directed by Mike Rossi.
Our first World Accordion Day held on 6th May 2009, marked the 180th birthday of the accordion. Please join us for this annual celebration, as accordionists from around the world pay homage to our wonderful instrument. This global event will serve as an exciting means of bringing us together in our efforts to promote and elevate the awareness and status of the accordion!
World Accordion Day at a Glance:
What:  World Accordion Day
When: 6th May (Concerts and events during the month of May may be dedicated to May 6th)
Why: a unified global effort to celebrate and promote the Accordion
Where: World Wide!
General Information: Harley Jones, CIA Public Relations Officer:

Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) - General Secretary

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