Paxos Festival


Harris Labrakis, Stratis Psaradelis and Periklis Papapetropoulos will present a program of Istanbul “scholar” – classical and folk music tradition, music still vital and true, played each time with great joy by contemporary Greek musicians, enriched every time by local music traditions from the original birthplaces of each one of those musicians.

The program includes instrumental compositions and songs by well known composers, Turks, Greeks, Armenians of the Ottoman and post Ottoman period on music forms like that of the saz, the semy, the pesrev; also songs and dances like karsilamas, sirtos, tsifteteli followed by improvisations of the instruments, an integral part of this wonderfully colorful music