1975 HAUSPOZ organized its first accordion competition with
the intention to broaden the horizons for the instrument.
Featuring five days of competitions and concerts, the International
and National Competitions including the 17th Annual "Arrasateko
Akordeoi Lehiaketak" International Accordion Competition
attracted entries from throughout Spain as well as many countries
around the world including China, Russia, Serbia, Poland,
Germany, Austria, Finland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Croatia and
Jury members for the 17th Annual "Arrasateko Akordeoi
Lehiaketak" included Matti Rantanen (Finland), Vojin
Vasovic (Serbia), Inaki Alberdi (Spain), Claudio Jacomucci
(Italy) and Friedrich Lips (Russia).
All Jury Members, Competitors, Guests and members of the CIA
were invited to join Ino Galparsoro, the Mayor of Arrasate,
at a Reception hosted at the City Hall in Arrasate.
Opening with traditional dances in the Town Square, the guests
were then invited upstairs into the Municipal Chambers for
the official speeches, before enjoying a welcome reception.