Balkan / Greek
Their melodies (chasapiko, tsifteteli, karsilamas,zeibekiko and others) compose a multi-colored mosaic of sounds. The main instruments of the cafes- aman orchestras like the violin, kanun, lute, toubeleki, are the musical instruments of Rodopi Ensemble, which, along with singing, entertain and capture the audience at every occasion.
Theodosii Spassov ISA Balkan Trio
Balkan / Mediterranean / World
The award-winning composer, musician and UNESCO’s "Artist for Peace" Theodosii Spassov is considered a living legend of Balkan music. With his creativity, craftsmanship and talent he has managed to establish himself as one of the world's leading soloists and has participated in countless sold out concerts around the world.The repertoire of ISA Balkan Trio consists of original compositions of the three members.
Greek / Mediterranean / World
Palestinian, Syrian and Greek, three of the oldest musical cultures, are explored by the virtuoso musicians of Symbiosis Project. Using their musical instruments, oud, kanun and cello, they exchange their personal musical experiences derived from the traditions of their respective countries.
Rebetiko meets Fado & Cante Alentejano
Greek / Mediterranean
Three of the rarest music genres, all of them inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, will be presented on stage by notable performers from Greece and Portugal. All three genres constitute the music of suffering people, with very strong references to their daily difficulties for survival.
Alkis Zopoglou & Kontrabando
Balkan / Greek / Mediterranean
Kontrabando is a solid music ensemble made up of musicians- partners throughout the years in this beautiful musical journey. In every step they take they exchange both legal and illegal musical loads as indicated by their name as well (Kontra-bando: The procedure of illegal exchange of the cargo and the merchandise of two ships, when they berth next to each other in the middle of the sea…).
Argatia aims at creating solidarity bonds among people and to remind us the importance of arts and collective action in times of crisis. The Pontic-Greek music is a very special form of music art with unique sonic, lyrical, rhythmic and emotional features. We are inspired by the centuries old musical sounds of Pontic-Greek music masters as well as by contemporary creations.