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
Wednesday , January 24, 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.

117th General Assembly of Delegates
Delegates pictured at their 117th General Assembly Meeting in the relaxed atmosphere of the Nagigia Island resort.
Mr. Li Cong (China), Frederic Deschamps (France), Joan C. Sommers (USA),
Gunther Zielinger (Germany), Kevin Friedrich (USA), Harley Jones (Fiji), Raymond Bodell (United Kingdom),
Mirco Patarini (Italy) and Kimmo Mattila (Finland)
Visit to the Nabukelevu-ira Primary School
Members of the CIA Delegation traveled by Fishing Boats to the Island of Kandavu to visit the 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. The visit then featured a concert where the childrend were entertained by four CIA contestants including two CIA Virtuoso Entertainment Champions. The school children were delighted with the concert.
Visit to Nabukelevu-ira Primary School
Cyril Blanchard (France)
Julien Gonzales (France) 2006 CIA Virtuoso Entertainment Champion
Phil Bouvier (France) 2004 CIA Virtuoso Entertainment Champion
Cyril Blanchard (France)
Members of the local Village watching the concert
Benoit Chabod (France) entertaining the Nabukelevu-ira Primary School
Julien Gonzales, Cyril Blanchard, Phil Bouvier and Benoit Chabod (France)
The Nabukelevu-ira Primary School and members of the CIA with Nagigia Island in the background
the young French artists giving an informal concert on the Beach
The CIA Delegation, Guests and the students from the Nabukelevu-ira Primary School with Nagigia Island in the background
View from the Boat riding back to Nagigia Island and a harmless Island spider on Nagigia
CIA General Secretary Kimmo Mattila (Finland) filming the Accordions Worldwide (AWW) Singers who entertained the CIA Delegation

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

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