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Weekly News from Around the World - 08-Oct-2021
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Informes diarios, Coupe Mondiale 2021, miércoles de inicio, Múnich - Alemania
Informes diarios, imágenes y resultados de la competencia, PIF Castelfidardo - Italia
Festival de Acordeón de Bari - Italia
Concierto benéfico de la Orquesta de Acordeón de Londres, Inglaterra - Reino Unido
Duo Accosphere celebra su décimo aniversario - Polonia
Pigini Love Tattoo, Castelfidardo - Italia
VIII Concurso Internacional de Estudiantes de Instrumentos Populares, Moscú - Rusia

Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) Launches Professional Development Series - USA
Accordion Days 2021: New World of Sound - 40 Years of Development - Austria
Online: 72nd Perth Accordion & Fiddle Festival - Scotland
Houston Accordion Orchestra Retreat Update - USA
Zivorad Nikolic Performs Solo Recital – England
Duo Vantango Performs at “Victoria Tango Nights” - Canada
Cancelled: "Magical Music from Northern Lands" Concert - New Zealand
Video: Sharon Shannon Band Special New Release 2021
Video: Matteo Facchin Performs Bach Suite - Italy

Future events

“Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express” Perform at Seaworld Bierfest - USA
Ladislav Horak at Accordion Day – Czech Republic
Russian Accordionists Charity Concert Supports Blind Accordionist – France
Global Music Festival “Akkordeon akut!” - Germany
October Seattle Accordion Social – USA
Louise Jallu Quartet Performs at Jazz Au Fil de L’oise, Paris – France
Online: Intermediate Accordion Weekend – UK
Paulus Schäfer Trio & Dominique Paats Perform at “Jazzkirmes” - Netherlands
“Sound of Silence” Concert – Germany

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Sitio actualizado: Taller de acordeón para adultos del CNIMA - Francia

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Informes diarios, Coupe Mondiale 2021, miércoles de inicio, Múnich - Alemania

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Mirco Patarini2021 Coupe Mondiale posterLos Reportajes Diarios de video e imágenes comienzan el miércoles 13 de octubre con el Concierto de Apertura. Habrá un video de todas las actuaciones de los concursantes de Coupe Mondiale y los conciertos, proporcionado por el Proyecto de Educación y Archivo de Video de la CIA.

Página de inicio de video y horario de video en: 2021CM-Video

Informes diarios, imágenes, resultados en: 2021CM-Report

El secretario general de la Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA), Kimmo Mattila, escribe: "La CIA felicita al anfitrión de la Coupe Mondiale 2021, la Deutscher Harmonika-Verband eV (DHV) dirigida por Georg Hettmann al atraer 74 inscripciones de 22 países para la 74a Coupe Mondiale, 13 - 17 de octubre en Munich ".

Si bien Covid está causando problemas para viajar desde algunos países, un Coupe Mondiale en vivo con jurado en vivo es claramente muy popular entre los concursantes y sus maestros.

Además, la CIA ha recibido 44 inscripciones de delegados de 23 países miembros para el Congreso Internacional de la CIA y muchos Delegados también participan como jurado para el Campeonato Mundial de Acordeón Coupe Mondiale.

El presidente de la CIA, Mirco Patarini, escribe: “Mi mejor bienvenida a todas las personas que asistirán a la 74ª Coupe Mondiale, y mis más cordiales deseos para todos los competidores. Tendremos un gran evento con música real en una situación en vivo, y todos nuestros jóvenes jugadores tendrán la oportunidad de expresar su talento sin límites. ¡¡Buena suerte!!"

Descargue el póster imprimible del evento en: 2021CM-poster.pdf

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Informes diarios, imágenes y resultados de la competencia, PIF Castelfidardo - Italia

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Reportajes diarios, fotografías, resultados, jurado, conciertos e información online en: 2021Castelfidardo sobre la 46ª edición del PIF Castelfidardo que se desarrollará del 27 de septiembre al 2 de octubre.

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Festival de Acordeón de Bari - Italia

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Folksong Tango ProjectEl Festival de Acordeón de Bari se llevará a cabo en el Claustro Salesiano - Iglesia Redentor en Bari, en el sur de Italia, del 15 al 17 de octubre de 2021.

El evento, que cuenta con el apoyo del municipio de Bari, la región de Apulia y las entidades Patrocini, incluirá seis conciertos durante 3 noches.

Vea el póster a continuación para los patrocinadores y seguidores y más detalles del concierto.

Para boletos correo electrónico: assfisarmitaliana@gmail.com
Bari program

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Concierto benéfico de la Orquesta de Acordeón de Londres, Inglaterra - Reino Unido

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La London Accordion Orchestra presentará su primer concierto en 2 años en la Iglesia de San Gabriel en Pimlico, en el centro de Londres, Inglaterra, el 23 de octubre de 2021, junto con su segunda orquesta, “London Accordion Players”. Todos los beneficios del concierto serán donados a “Los Amigos de San Gabriel”.

La capacidad de audiencia se limitará a 150 (50%) para asegurarse de que todos tengan suficiente espacio para disfrutar de la música.

Con más de 50 músicos en los 2 conjuntos, los asistentes disfrutarán de una amplia variedad de música, incluidas piezas de Astor Piazzolla, Stefan Hippe, Hans-Gunther Kolz, Adolf Gotz, Rudolf Wurthner y un estreno mundial del director principal de LAO, Ian Watson.

La orquesta también estará acompañada por la violín solista invitada, Sarah Crisp, para una interpretación de 'Liebeslied' de Fritz Kreisler.

Para más detalles, envíe un correo electrónico a: mail@londonao.co.uk
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Duo Accosphere celebra su décimo aniversario - Polonia

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Video: Duo Accosphere interpretando a J.S. Bach - Concierto en Do menor, BWV1060- (versión para 2 acordeones) con la Orquesta de Cámara Przemysl.

El dúo de acordeón clásico "Duo Accosphere" celebra su décimo aniversario este mes. Durante los últimos 10 años, el dúo, formado por Alena Budzináková y Grzegorz Palus (imagen superior), ha tocado cerca de doscientos conciertos y realizado decenas de viajes por Polonia, Austria, Bosnia y Herzegovina, China, Dinamarca, Lituania, Alemania. , Eslovaquia y Ucrania.

Su calendario de conciertos de octubre en Polonia de la siguiente manera:

• 17 de octubre: Actuación en el XXII Festival de Gliwice Bach en Gliwice. Su programa incluirá conciertos dobles de J. S. Bach BWV1060-1062- con el quinteto de cuerda de la Orquesta Capella Cracoviensis (Agnieszka Swwi tkowtkowska, Tomasz Górara, Mariusz Grochowski, Konrad Gorka, Micha al Bylina)
• 22 de octubre: recital de la cámara de las Reuniones Internacionales de Acordeón de Sanok
• 28 y 29 de octubre: Festival de Acordeón de Choszczno - clases magistrales de acordeón y recital de cámara

Para más detalles, envíe un correo electrónico a: info@duoaccosphere.com

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Pigini Love Tattoo, Castelfidardo - Italia

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Francesca PiginiFrancesca Pigini envió esta foto de una joven a la que le tatuaron el acordeón Pigini en la espalda. ¡Se ve muy bien!

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VIII Concurso Internacional de Estudiantes de Instrumentos Populares, Moscú - Rusia

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El VIII Concurso Internacional de Estudiantes de Intérpretes de Instrumentos Folclóricos de las universidades de la CEI se llevará a cabo en la Academia de Música Rusa de Gnessin en Moscú del 1 al 26 de noviembre de 2021.

El concurso cuenta con el apoyo del Ministerio de Cultura de la Federación de Rusia, la Academia Rusa de Música de Gnessin y la Fundación Benéfica Friedrich Lips.

Las categorías de bayan y acordeón se llevarán a cabo los días 24 y 25 de noviembre. Los concursantes deben ser estudiantes de instituciones educativas musicales de educación profesional superior y secundaria.

La fecha límite para las solicitudes es el 20 de octubre de 2021.

Descargue las reglas de la competencia en idioma ruso aquí:
2021CISRules.pdf

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Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) Launches Professional Development Series - USA

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MA CovoneJoan C. SommersThe ATG will launch a new quarterly Professional Development Series for Accordion Teachers in November this year.

The first event will be presented online on November 7th from 3pm to 6pm Central time, with presenters Prof. Joan C. Sommers (picture right), who will discuss “First Lessons for the Beginner” and Mary Ann Covone (picture left) who will discuss “Business Operations of a 21st Century Accordion Studio.” Enrolment will be capped at 15 attendees to allow ample time for discussion and questions.

For details email: maryanncovone@gmail.com

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Accordion Days 2021: New World of Sound - 40 Years of Development - Austria

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Alfred Melichar, Wei BijunThe Accordion Days 2021, coordinated by Prof. Alfred Melichar (picture left), took place in cooperation with the Upper Austria Harmonica Association at the Anton Bruckner Private University (formerly Bruckner Conservatory) in Linz on September 29th and 30th, 2021.

Program: 2021AntonBruckner.pdf

The event shed light on the more than 40-year history of accordion education and in particular the development of the original literature for accordion and chamber music for accordion and other instruments.

One focus was on more recent works by living composers - based on and initiated by numerous performers who have been trained since 1980 mainly in the accordion class of Prof. Alfred Melichar (see picture left) at the Anton Bruckner Private University and by Alfred Melichar himself.

After the opening by Rector Ursula Brandstätter, Alfred Melichar introduced the first concert (as part of a composer talk), where interesting details about the works to be performed, “Jogging with new music” (three world premieres!) by graduates of the Anton Bruckner Private University.

The evening concert “Metaphysical, or not?” was performed by Melichar personally and the Ensemble Wiener Collage, where Melichar's solo performances and Schönberg's “5 orchestral pieces in the chamber ensemble version, op. 16” under the baton of the Vienna Philharmonic René Staar stood out.

The second day started with three very interesting lectures on "The Accordion in China" (Wei Bijun, MA - picture left), "New Works by Serbian Composers" (Dr. Branko Dzinovic, MA) and "Music in Concentration Camps" (Paul Schuberth, BA).

The end of the inspiring event was followed by the “Kaleidoscope” concert with students from the Upper Austrian regional music schools, as well as jazz, world and popular music in “Downtown and Uppertown” and tango in “Todo tango y mucho mas”, performed by graduates of the Anton Bruckner Private University as well as the ensembles "Dos y Tres", "El Cabaseo" and "Salon Odjila". (see picture above).

All in all, an impressive performance show of 40 years of pedagogical and artistic work of Alfred Melichar!
Accordion class Melichar

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Online: 72nd Perth Accordion & Fiddle Festival - Scotland

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The 72nd Perth Accordion & Fiddle Festival 2021 will be held online this month from Redgorton, Perth in Scotland.

Video submissions will close on October 15th, 2021 at 11pm. Performances will be live on October 30th, 2021 at 9am.

Accordion adjudicators are James Coutts, Michael Philip and Freeland Barbour.

Competition results will be available at 4pm on October 30th, 2021 apart from the All Scotland Senior Traditional Accordion Solo Championship. Results will be total secrecy until they are announced live on BBC Radio Scotland “Take The Floor” program on Saturday 30th October 2021.

For details phone: 07411 738810
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Houston Accordion Orchestra Retreat Update - USA

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The Houston Accordion Orchestra Retreat conductor, Stas Venglevski is pleased to announce that six talented young artists will be joining the Houston Accordion Orchestra Retreat on youth scholarships.

There will be 34 orchestra members at the 2022 retreat which will take place in the new year from January 13th to 16th.

The event includes three full days of orchestra rehearsals, master classes with Stas Venglevski, a concert of original music composed by the orchestra members, open Mic and jam sessions every night plus a final public concert.

The retreat will feature the music of Russia, France, Italy, Moldova, Finland, Azerbaijan, the World Premiere of a new orchestral Overture by Stas Venglevski plus a bonus performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” (by Freddie Mercury from Queen) performed by the orchestra.

For details email: meghada33@gmail.com

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Zivorad Nikolic Performs Solo Recital – England

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Serb accordionist, Zivorad Nikolic, gave a solo recital at the Christ Church Barnet in Barnet Herts, North London, England on October 8th.

The well received classical program included works by Angelis, Trojan, Scarlatti, Piazzolla and many more.
Zivorad Nikolic

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Duo Vantango Performs at “Victoria Tango Nights” - Canada

Duo Vantango
Duo Vantango, which features accordionist Kosta Bozhinov and jazz pianist John Stetch performed at a new series of concerts/milongas, called “Victoria Tango Nights” in the Cameron Bandshell, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada on October 2nd, 2021.

A limited number of couples were permitted to dance on stage at the Cameron Bandshell during the performance.

These free outdoor concerts, funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, aim to bring back the inimitable live experience to tango music lovers in Victoria, presenting some of the best Canadian tango musicians.

The Victoria Tango Nights series will run from October 2021 until March 2022. Duo Vantango will perform again at the next concert on October 30th, 2021 at the same venue. They play a “contemporary twist to traditional Argentine tango...plus jazz, folk, and classical music."

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Cancelled: "Magical Music from Northern Lands" Concert - New Zealand

cancelledChristchurch posterThe Christchurch Accordion Orchestra and St Albans Community Choir joint concert due to be held at the St Paul’s Parish Church in Christchurch on October 17th, 2021 has now been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions in New Zealand.

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Video: Sharon Shannon Band Special New Release 2021

Sharon ShannonA new composition “Written in the Stars” written by Alan Connor, Jack Maher and Sharon Shannon and performed by the Sharon Shannon Band featuring Jack Maher and Carol Keogh (vocals) has just been released. See video above.

The song was composed for the Irish Hospice Foundation and is part of their Forum 2021 on Death, Dying and Bereavement.

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Video: Matteo Facchin Performs Bach Suite - Italy

Video: Matteo Facchin (picture left) performs French Suite No. 3 in B Minor, BWV 814: I. Allemande (Accordion Version). It is one of an impressive number of Bach compositions recorded by Matteo Facchin on youtube.

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“Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express” Perform at Seaworld Bierfest - USA

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Seaworld“Terry Cavanagh and the Alpine Express” (picture above) will entertain at the Seaworld Bierfest held at Seaworld San Antonio, Texas each weekend in October 2021 (see picture below for dates).

The band, which features Terry Cavanagh, is a German group that performs a mix of “entertainment and fun for groups of all ages through games, comedy, audience participation, yodeling, alphorn-calling, shoe-slapping, line dancing, cowbell-playing good time!”

For details email: terrycavanaghae@gmail.com
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Ladislav Horak at Accordion Day – Czech Republic

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Andrea Sulcova & Martin SulcWellness venueAccordionist Ladislav Horak will take part in an “Accordion Day” at the Wellness Hotel Rezidence (picture above right) in Nove Hrady, Czech Republic on October 9th, 2021.

The event will include accordion lessons, historical and modern presentations, a seminar on Astor Piazzolla and finish with a concert.

Performances will be given by Ladislav Horak (picture top), Martin Šulc and Andrea Sulcova (picture left).

See poster for details.

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Russian Accordionists Charity Concert Supports Blind Accordionist – France

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Russian accordionists Vladimir Avdeychev, Roman Jbanov and Roman Semeriak will perform at a Charity concert at the Château de Coudrée Hotel and Restaurant in Sciez-sur-Léman, France on October 9th at 5.30pm.

Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting blind young accordionist Roman Semeriak in financing a new instrument to guarantee independence!

For details email: chateau@coudree.fr

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Global Music Festival “Akkordeon akut!” - Germany

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Salon PernodThe Global Music Festival “Akkordeon akut!” will be held in Halle, Germany from October 10th to 21st, 2021.

The festival will focus on Halle musicians under the motto "Internationality in the Regions" and make the diversity of local accordion artists visible in a smaller, more intimate setting.

Local musicians will perform on five different stages, with all concerts recorded and will be available in a few weeks after the festival.

Performers include:

• Landes-Akkordeon-Ensemble Sachsen-Anhalt (picture below) under the direction of Victor Bolgov will perform at the Freylinghausensaal in Halle. Their program will include works by L. Boëlmann, A. Piazzolla, L. Stark, I. Watson and others.

• “The Kaiser/Butt New World Jazz Quartet” – modern jazz with Vincent Butt (accordion), at the Georgenkirche Halle on October 14th from 7.30pm.

• Salon Pernod (picture above left) which includes Thomas Wittenbecher (accordion) and Patrick Zörner (guitar & vocals) will perform music by Calexico, Van Morrison, The Beatles, Townes van Zandt, Jacob Dylan, Steve Earle, John Mellencamp and Thomas Wittenbecher (music from the film "Schultze gets the Blues").

For details email: mail@global-music-festival.net
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October Seattle Accordion Social – USA

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The next Seattle Accordion Social will be held at the Senior Center of West Seattle in Seattle, Washington on October 11th, 2021 from 7.30pm organised by the Northwest Accordion Society.

The event will feature entertainment by the Bonnie Birch Trio, Folk Voice Band and the Ted Lunka Polka Band.

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Louise Jallu Quartet Performs at Jazz Au Fil de L’oise, Paris – France

Jazz logoLouise JalluBandoneonist Louise Jallu will perform at the Jazz Au Fil de L’oise event in Vauréal, Paris, France on October 15th, 2021.

Louise will be accompanied by Mathias Levy (violin), Gregoire Letouvet (piano) and Alexandre Perrot (double bass.

Their program entitled “Piazzolla 2021” will include works (from her new album of the same name) by Astor Piazzolla.

For details email: louise.jallu@free.fr

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Online: Intermediate Accordion Weekend – UK

Ian LowthianIan Lowthian (picture left) will run an online “Intermediate Accordion Weekend” on October 23rd and 24th, 2021.

The event will include a variety of musical styles with the opportunity for discussion and questions.

Ian says “Over the years, many of you have had a go at my number one hit “The Stomach Steinway Man”, so I thought I might spend a little time on this tune at the intermediate weekend sorting out the fingering, phrasing, bellows changes etc. to help make the tune easier to play….I would also like to take a bit more time at this weekend to look at how to get the best out of the tunes through bellows control, best fingerings, articulations and dynamics etc. and perhaps discuss practice techniques to improve your general playing.”

For details email: ianlowthian@yahoo.co.uk

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Paulus Schäfer Trio & Dominique Paats Perform at “Jazzkirmes” - Netherlands

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Video: Paulus Schäfer (guitar) & Dominique Paats (accordion) performing Medley Waltz Flambée Montalbanaise at the Breda Jazz Festival - Digi Jazz 2021 in September.

The Paulus Schäfer Trio & Dominique Paats (accordion) will perform at the “Jazzkirmes” Festival in the Cultuurhuis Heerlen in Limburg, Netherlands on October 31st, 2021 from 2.30pm to 6pm.

The group will perform “jazz improvisations, in which they impressively master their instruments with soulful melodies and infectious swing.”

The “Jazzkirmes” is a unique jazz experience and the opening activity of the November Jazz Month in Limburg with an extensive afternoon program full of live jazz.

For details email: info@cultuurhuisheerlen.nl

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“Sound of Silence” Concert – Germany

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A joint concert of the youth orchestra TaBa Con Fuoco and the State Accordion Orchestra Schleswig-Holstei will be held at the Christkirche Rendsburg, in Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on November 13th at 5pm. The concert is entitled “Sound of Silence”.

Admission is free, however attendees are asked to register by phoning 04331/8252 so organisers know the number of people arriving for Covid-19 hygiene reasons.

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Sitio actualizado: Taller de acordeón para adultos del CNIMA - Francia

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Nathalie BoucheixEl CNIMA dirigido por Nathalie Boucheix (foto izquierda) realizará un taller de acordeón para adultos del 25 al 29 de octubre de 2021.

El taller cubrirá el mismo contenido que los talleres habituales, incluidos la sujeción del instrumento, el equilibrio de los fuelles, varios "toques" de ejecución, la musicalidad, etc., pero se adapta más a los problemas específicos que pueden encontrar los adultos.

Para más detalles envíe un correo electrónico a: cnima@orange.fr
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