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Accordion museum born of man's love for its music

By Bi Nan (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-05-30 14:40 Comments

Accordion museum born of man's love for its music

Different kinds of accordions are on display at the Tacheng Accordion Museum in Tacheng city, Tacheng prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, May 26, 2016. [Photo by Nijat·Niyaz/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

For people living in Tacheng, singing and dancing to the music of the accordion is an indispensable part of life.

The accordion is akin to a symbol of the city, and out of every 10 people there will be two or three who can play the accordion.

The Tacheng Accordion Museum, which opened in December, is the only accordion museum in Xinjiang and the only one of its kind in the country. So far, the collection includes 330 accordions from 10 countries, such as China, Russia, Germany, Italy and Ukraine, and the oldest is 103 years old.

The museum was set up by Dawran·Dosanhan with the support of local government. He started to set up the museum in 2014 after spending six years collecting accordions from around the world.

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