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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 tribute to…

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 Festival 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 from the…

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…

Rockin’ the Byzantine Dream

21.02.2019 in Arts & Culture

Rockin’ the Byzantine Dream     An Interview with Billy Chrissochos, composer of Rock Opera “Anna and Vladimir” “Anna and Vladimir: The love that ROCKED the world,” debuted at Carnegie Hall and Off Broadway. Set in the year 988 CE, the Heroic Age of Basil II Emperor of Byzantium, the story chronicles Princess Anna Porphyrogenita and her world rocking marriage to Grand Prince Vladimir of the Kievan Rus. An incredible story of Love, War and Peace brought to life through Hard Rock and Greek Folk music, dancing, actors, and a full rock orchestra. Billy Chrissochos is the primary composer, historical…

Athens Wins European Capital of Innovation Award and €1 Million Grant

18.12.2018 in Arts & Culture

Athens Wins European Capital of Innovation Award and €1 Million Grant     The European Commission announced Athens as the 2018 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital), along with a €1 million prize. Led by Mayor Georgios Kaminis, the City of Athens implemented an innovation strategy that delivered more results with fewer means, by engaging citizens and the private sector in broad alliances.   The European Commission announced Athens as the 2018 European Capital of Innovation (iCapital), along with a €1 million prize. Cities considered for this prestigious award are judged on how they implement innovative solutions that address societal challenges….

Zoe Tiganouria: “Music is a Universe full of senses”

17.12.2018 in Arts & Culture

Zoe Tiganouria: “Music is a Universe full of senses”     Zoe Tiganouria is a Greek composer, performer, and accordion soloist. Born and raised in Samothrace in a family of traditional musicians, she has worked with many accredited Greek and international artists like Dimitra Galani, George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, Marinella, Nikos Papazoglou, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Mario Frangoulis, Al Di-Meola, Ömer Faruk Tekbilek, Goran Bregović, Chico Freeman, Zülfü Livaneli, and many more.   Zoe has produced more than twenty personal singles and albums since 2006 and has composed several soundtracks for documentaries and television series. Zoe’s compositions and renditions are included in…

The Great Famine through 6,000 newspaper clippings An interview with Professor Eleni Nikolaidou

31.10.2018 in Arts & Culture

The Great Famine through 6,000 newspaper clippings An interview with Professor Eleni Nikolaidou     “The Starvation Recipes” book is the result of studying the daily Athenian newspapers—the “Athinaika Nea”, the “Vradini” and the “Kathimerini”—during the Nazi occupation (1941-44). Life in the nation’s capital was particularly nasty, burdened from hunger, retaliation acts, street barricades, and fear. The newspapers took upon the task to offer advice on how to consume less and began publishing “survival recipes” …   When Professor Eleni Nikolaidou began her research on the living conditions of the Athenians during the German occupation, little did she suspect that…