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Greece in our arts and culture

05.05.2019 in Arts & Culture

Greece in our arts and culture   There is a charm and magic about Greece, its history and culture. It belongs not only to the Greeks, but to all those who it influences and delights. This spring and summer a wide array of exhibits will be held globally celebrating Hellenism. This month, we are pleased to share two exciting exhibits, one which features some of the earliest photographs of Greece, and the other which shares the links between mythology and the magic of Disney!   Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey The Met, New York www.metmuseum.org Now through…

DJANGO- ATHENS GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL

04.04.2019 in Arts & Culture

DJANGO- ATHENS GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL   Multicolored, versatile, full of rhythm, original and joyful, are a few descriptions of the Django Festival. It is a festival that includes musicians, dancers and cultural groups dedicated to the great music and art inspired by Django Reinhardt with his swing manouche gypsy jazz.   DJANGOFEST works with instrument manufacturers, set designers, photographers, DJs and independent dance groups to create an annual event for gypsy jazz artists that captures the imagination of the audience. Every Djangofest is a unique celebration for all jazz lovers and friends of the City’s alternative concert scene. Djangofest perfectly…

GREEK JAZZ PANORAMA

04.04.2019 in Arts & Culture

GREEK JAZZ PANORAMA   Jazz Panorama at the Onassis Cultural Centre’s rooftop terrace (Stegi), celebrates emerging musicians of the Greek jazz scene every December. It is a three-day festival dedicated to the contemporary Greek jazz and improvisation scene.   The Greek Jazz Panorama promotes the next generation of artists by featuring ensembles with bandleaders under 30 years old. These young artists have the opportunity to present diverse performances of contemporary Greek jazz and improvisation bringing innovative Greek jazz musicians to the attention of an international audience. For more information please visit the website: www.sgt.gr

PREVEZA JAZZ FESTIVAL

04.04.2019 in Arts & Culture

PREVEZA JAZZ FESTIVAL   The best representatives of contemporary European music will gather in western Greece, from May 31st to June 2nd, for the renowned Preveza Jazz Festival.   Initially organized in 2003, the Preveza Jazz Festival promotes Greek and foreign emerging and established jazz bands through concerts in open-air public spaces within the city. The Preveza Jazz Festival is, after the Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, the longest-running jazz festival with an international character in Greece. Buena Vista Social Club, Eric Burdon, Cristina Villalonga, Goran Bregovic, Stranglers, Dr. Feelgood, Wim Mertens, Nouvelle Vague, Cristina Branco, Marjorie Barnes, Maria Joao, Ramon…

KARDAMILI JAZZ FESTIVAL

04.04.2019 in Arts & Culture

KARDAMILI JAZZ FESTIVAL   The 6th annual Kardamili’s International Jazz Festival 2019 will take place from May 4th to May 11th, and include jazz musicians from around the globe. During the week, over 50 concerts will take place in the picturesque village’s beautiful cafes, bars and restaurants.   Kardamili’s International Jazz Festival is hosted by the Sarpsborg Jazz Club in Norway, in cooperation with the New Orleans Workshop and Asker Jazz Club. It’s held in the small charming village of 400 inhabitants, of Mani, Peloponnese. This colorful festival begins with a parade of all the participants, that fills Mani with…

SYROS JAZZ FESTIVAL

04.04.2019 in Arts & Culture

SYROS JAZZ FESTIVAL   For 7 years, the Syros Jazz Festival has shown that it has all the ingredients for an annual artistic event: actors that support it, a loyal audience who embraces it, an ideal place to host it and most importantly dedicated organizers.   This year the Syros Jazz Festival will take place at the beginning of October (October 4th to October 6th). It will return to its natural venue, the Apollo Theater in Ermoupolis, with the support of the Municipality of Syros –Hermoupolis and the South Aegean Region. The Syros Jazz Festival is a three-day event that…

Jazz Festivals of Greece

04.04.2019 in Arts & Culture

Jazz Festivals of Greece   From the heart of Athens to Northern Greece and the Greek islands, there are numerous events dedicated to jazz music throughout the year for enthusiasts to enjoy!   SANI FESTIVAL   The Sani Festival began in 1993 and over its 26 year history, it has become a distinctive high profile festival that is making an international impact. It is well known for its three-day tribute to jazz called Jazz on the Hill, and as a musical festival, that embraces non-commercial musical genres. Jazz on the Hill is the festival’s hallmark. It is an international three-day…

Dimitri Vassilakis, Unveiling the Language of Jazz

04.04.2019 in Arts & Culture

Dimitri Vassilakis, Unveiling the Language of Jazz   Dimitri Vassilakis has played at the legendary Birdland, Lincoln Center Dizzy’s. He’s appeared at the Smithsonian Feetival DC and London Jazz Festival and has even performed for former president (and jazz lover) Bill Clinton. As BBC Music Magazine noted, Vassilakis is “infinite grace, poetry and passion.”   Dimitri Vassilakis is an internationally acclaimed, award winning Greek saxophonist/vocalist and composer with five recorded albums for historic jazz label Candid Records based in London. Vassilakis’ album «Labyrinth» was awarded album of the month from BBC Music magazine and 2nd jazz album of the year…

Emerging Cities at the Museum of Cycladic Art

07.03.2019 in Arts & Culture

Emerging Cities at the Museum of Cycladic Art     Τhree ancient cities of Crete will be reborn at the Museum of Cycladic Art in an unique exhibition, – “Crete. Emerging Cities: Aptera, Eleutherna, Knossos. Three Ancient Cities Come Alive”. The exhibit will be enhanced by rich visual aids and innovative technologies.   Apart from their close geographical proximity, Aptera, Eleutherna and Knossos share a similar history of creation, decline, destruction and demise. Hundreds of ancient objects, guarded and preserved by the Archaeological Ephorates and Museums of Crete, will for the first time, be transported to Athens for exhibition. The…

111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss

01.03.2019 in Arts & Culture

111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss     An interview with author Diana Farr Louis   “111 Places in Athens That You Shouldn’t Miss” is a bright and beautiful collaboration of research and story telling by authors Alexia Amvrazi, Diana Farr Louis and Diane Shugart. And we think that is definitely a book that you shouldn’t miss, no matter where in the world you may be!   Diana Farr Louis is originally from New York. She went to Greece on holiday in 1963, fell in love with the country, and moved to Athens in 1972. She eventually found…