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Monday, January 12, 2009



CIA Announces May 6th as World Accordion Day

The Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) is pleased to announce the official launching of World Accordion Day.At the recent 120th CIA General Assembly of Delegates in Glasgow, Scotland, members representing almost 30 nations, unanimously voted to declare World Accordion Day as May 6th (the day the accordion was patented in 1829). On this day, the CIA will coordinate an annual world wide celebration, in a unified global crusade to promote the diversity of the accordion and the outstanding artists that play it.Already existing on a national basis, on various days, in many countries around the world, World Accordion Day is a unique global opportunity to promote public awareness of the accordion, an instrument without boundaries, one that spans all cultures and musical genres. The CIA’s first World Accordion Day will be held on 6th May 2009, the 180th birthday of the accordion. Accordionists from around the world are invited to join this inaugural celebration, while paying homage to the accordion. This International event will serve as an exciting means to bring everyone together in a unified effort to promote public awareness of the accordion and its many capabilities.Please visit the World Accordion Day website for more information, and an event registration form, which will be activated in mid January. We look forward celebrating this event with you!For information, please contact Harley Jones - CIA Public Relations Manager, e-mail: harleyaccordion@yahoo.com
From : Accordions.com