Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA)
member of the International Music Council - (IMC-UNESCO)
2007 CIA Winter Congress - Nagigia Island, FIJI
New Zealand Accordion Association (NZAA)
Sponsors: Accordions Worldwide, Nagigia Island Resort and Harley Jones
Thursday , January 25, 2007

Thank you to Mr. Li Cong (China) for providing most of the photographs for the CIA Event.
Additional photographs provided by Harley Jones and Kevin Friedrich.
Mr. Li Cong pictured in front of the King Kong Mountain on Kandavu, FIJI.

CIA Music Committee/General Meeting
Members of the CIA Music Committee and CIA General Assembly during their daily meetings on Nagigia Island.
Visit to the Daviqele School
Members of the CIA Delegation traveled by Fishing Boats to the Island of Kandavu to visit the Daviqele School. As with the trip to Nabukelevu-ira Primary School, the children were greeted by CIA President Kevin Friedrich who introduced the CIA and the international delegation, then given a short talk about the accordion by Joan C. Sommers. This time in addition to the concert where the childrend were entertained by four CIA contestants including two CIA Virtuoso Entertainment Champions, in return the children provided a Meke concert to the guests.
CIA Members hard at work trying to push start the only transportation to the local school for the concert. We are pleased to report that these hard workers successfuly push started the truck and everyone made it to the concert on time.
Students at the Daviqele School awaiting the CIA Delegation presentation.
Joan C. Sommers (Vice Chairperson of the Music Committee) giving a talk about the accordion to the Daviqele School children.
Benoit Chabod (France) performing and School Master Sunia and Waisale in the audience
The Meke group from Daviqele School
Young French perforers at the concert with Emele from the audience as an honorary conductor
Li Cong (China) at the local shop in Daviqele Village and CIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattlia (Finland) and Li Cong (China) pictured with residents of Daviqele Village

Confederation Internationale Des Accordeonistes (CIA) - General Secretary
Kimmo Mattila, Kyrösselänkatu 3, FIN-39500 IKAALINEN, Finland. Email:

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