The Musical Programme for the 6th Agia Napa Medieval Festival which starts on Saturday October 15 and goes on through the week until Friday October 22 with an event every night at 8pm (20.00hrs). The programme has been split into two pages.
The Programme for the week goes as follows:
Saturday 15 October
Words And Time
A concert with Charalampos Garganoyrakis, one of the most important Cretan Artists. Songsfrom the Cretan Medieval Time of "Erotokritos" and through the tradition of "Pote tha kanei xasteria" and "Agrimia, agrimakia", up to our days with songs that were established by the interpreter's voice, such as "Ta Logia kai ta Chronia" (Words & Time), "Crete mou omorfi nisi" (My beautiful island, Crete), "Proskyno ti doxa sou lae" and "Malamatenia logia". He is also accompanied by an 8 member band.
An amazing stilt-walking performance performed by the Artists of Teatro Pavana. Great presentations including breathtaking costumes which capture you the audience, in their magical World.
An impressive performance of the unique multi-member percussion ensemble.
Sunday 16 October
Traditional Music Group "Oi Las"- Areti Ketieme
Looking For Ithaka
The Traditional Music Group "Oi Las"
(who often perform at Agia Napa Festivals) along with its 8 Musicians play
Traditional mainly instruments like Tsampouros, Tsampoutsias,
Pithkiavli, showing their love and respect towards the tradition. In the night's performance they join up with an upcoming artist from Greece, Areti Ketieme and her santir. Their purpose is, to enchant (get your attention) to the music and bring you into a musical world, where each of us go looking for our Ithaka. From the age of Homer and its famous singers, to the Medieval period with Digenis Akritas until the first decades of the 20th Century.
It should be a trip to remember.
The Members of The Traditional Music Group "Oi Las" are:
Loucas Zymaras - Lute, Vocals
Nikos Zymaras - Violin
Loucas Georgiou - Violin
Vasos Nicolaou - Lute, Pithkiavli, Vocals
Savvas Nicolaou - Tampouras
Michalis Tsiartis - Tampouras, Vocals
Evripides Dikaios - Percussions
Athena Kallenou - Vocals
Also performing again will be Teatro Pavana
Monday 17 October
Music and songs which are made up from the works of composers of France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands (Holland), from the time of Renaissance and Baroque between the 15th and 17th Centuries.
The following Artists are to perform:
Avra Shati - Soprano
Kaite Economidou - Soprano
Marios Andreou - Tenor
Marios Ioannou - Piano
Tuesday 18 October
Kyprokritiko Antamoma (Cyprus Meets Crete)
With the band "Ichochromata" of Andrea Nikolaou and Michael Hadjimichael along with the band of Cretan lyre instrumental musician Anthony Chourdaki.
It is the blending of the violin with the Cretan Lyre, the music of Pendadaktilos (A mountainous range outside of Nicosia located in the occupied areas) and Psiloritis wind, Cypriot and Cretan musicians with songs of tradition of both islands are witnessed. From the Cypriot and Cretan tradition are met Ai Giorkis with Erotokritos, Aretousa with Arodafnousa, Kokkinochoria (Red Villages) with Sfakia. Throughout the show, the shared heritage will be pointed out.
Performing artists for the night are:
Michael Hadjimichael - Lute/Vocals
Andrea Nikolaou - Violin
Dimitra Hadjimichael - Vocals
George Nestor - Kanun
Meletis Christodoulou - Percussions
Anthony Chourdaki - Cretan Lyre/Vocals
George Zacharioudakis - Cretan Lute
Lefteris Hadjimichael - Guitar