Saturday 05 May 2012
Plaas Teater on the grounds of Hazendal Wine Estate
Find a MAP to HAZENDAL Wine Estate HERE.
World Accordion Day is celebrated World Wide. Read about the Brooklyn Theater World Accordion Day celebratory concert HERE.
Join the world wide celebration of the day that the Patent for the Accordion was registered.
The advent of the accordion is the subject of debate among researchers. Many credit Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann, as the inventor of the accordion, while others give the distinction to Cyril Demian of Vienna, who patented his Accordion in 1829, thus coining the name. A modification of the Handäoline, Demian’s invention comprised a small manual bellows and five keys, although, as Demian noted in a description of the instrument, extra keys could be incorporated into the design. Numerous variations of the device soon followed. Read more about the history of the accordion HERE.
Watch the CT Tango Ensemble perform with Ollie Viljoen at the Klein Karro Natonale Kunstefees (KKNK) in 2010: