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Video: Coupe Mondiale Prize Winners Concert
World Accordion Orchestra Performance

12. Presentation of Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Awards to:
Tong Jianhua (President of Shenzhen Accordion Association) and
Wang Congyu (Crystal - China Accordion Association CAA Executive Secretary).

World Accordion Orchestra XI

World Accordion Orchestra performance conducted by
Joan C. Sommers and Chen Weiliang performing:
Video 1: Carefree! The Yi People based upon folk songs

Video 2: Triumphal March from Aida by G. Verdi

Video 3: Long live the Motherland!, composed by Liu Chi and Qin Yongcheng

Video 1. Carefree! The Yi People

Carefree! The Yi People is a piece adapted from the Folk Songs of the Yi people. The mechanical principle of accordion playing is that the reeds inside produce sounds generated by the air created by the movement of the bellows. Although the accordion originated from Europe, if we trace back further, the principle sound production behind the reed is derived from the ancient Chinese instrument the Sheng. This piece of music will take us back to Yi, the hometown of the Sheng and immerse us in the joyful dance and music around the campfire with the Yi people.

Video 2. Triumphal March from Aida by G. Verdi
The Triumphal March from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) was given its first performance in Cairo, Egypt, in December, 1871. After being first commissioned by Isma'il Pasha, Khedive (Viceroy or Governor) of Egypt, for a performance in January of that year, the premiere was delayed to the December date because of the Franco-Prussian War. Verdi did not attend the Cairo premiere, where it was met with great acclaim, and he did not consider it the real premiere since no members of the general public were invited. The February,1872 performance, in which he had been heavily involved, at La Scala in Milan also met with great success. The opera Aida was not written for the opening of the Suez Canal as is so often believed. Verdi had been invited to write something for the event but he declined on the grounds that he did not write "occasional pieces."

Video 3. Long live the Motherland!
Is a piece composed by Liu Chi and Qin Yongcheng and adapted by the Beijing Children’s Palace Accordion Orchestra. This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. This piece of music connects the theme and the melody of two well-known songs, ‘My Homeland’ and ‘Me and My Homeland’ with great finesse, expressing our sincere love and gratitude to the great Motherland.
Video Archive & Educational Project sponsored by Scandalli
The Scandalli Accordion Factory is the sponsor of the 2019 Video Archive and Education Project. 

This is a project initiated in 2010 by the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) with assistance from sponsors and Accordions Worldwide. 

The project includes:
(i) A video of all the Coupe Mondiale categories and their contestants to be kept in the CIA archives in Finland, which over the coming years will become a wealth of historical recordings, including the premiere of many original accordion works and the emergence of upcoming artists at the Coupe Mondiale.

(ii) Each year, video and pictures from many international accordion events are added to the CIA archives in Finland.

(iii) Free downloads of the performances by competitors in each Coupe Mondiale category. These will be placed online as free downloads for the educational benefit of accordion teachers and students. The purpose is to enable the free spread of knowledge and information and thereby raise the levels of accordion performance and musicianship internationally.

For 2019, we have an additional server situated in China for our Chinese viewers, sponsored by MusicForAccordion.com to promote thousands of accordion sheet music, accordion CD's and mp3 music tracks for sale online.

We thank the Scandalli Accordion Factory for their sponsorship to enable this ambitious free project to assist accordion students and tutors throughout the world.
Video Archive & Educational Project sponsored by Scandalli
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