About SAFRA

Welcome to the South African Free Reed Association! This association is a public non-profit organisation that is dedicated to the development of the accordion, bandoneon, diatonic accordion and other free reed instruments. 

Our Goals:

  • The promotion of the accordion, bandoneon, diatonic accordion and other free reed instruments at teaching institutions and on local and international level.
  • The creation of a platform through which qualified musicians could interact and collaborate on a cultural and technical level.
  • The development through the progress of the musicians, improvement of the level of performance and the perfection of teaching methods
  • The development of the art of music in word and deed in every way possible and especially through the promotion of the accordion and other free reed instruments.

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Message from the President

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website. 

We are excited to announce the launch of the South African Free Reed Association (SAFRA), the home of the accordion, bandoneon, concertina, diatonic accordions, and other free reed instruments. Our extremely talented executive committee and representatives of SAFRA are working hard to ensure the success of this newly founded association.

We invite all of you as musicians, teachers, and all of you that are interested in accordions, bandoneons, diatonic accordions and other free reed instruments. Be a part of this amazing journey we are undertaking and become a member at no cost.

Explore our website. See news, competitions, upcoming events, our associates, and teachers in your area.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Claudio Alho

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