this time you will have the chance to literally “live” in the world of the most important elements of Greek tradition and culture: the traditional Music, songs, costumes and dances.
We are going to visit Idryma Zisi (Zisis foundation), founded in 1975, which is one of the most important foundations working hard all these years to restore, preserve and spread the Greek traditional and Byzantine music, traditional songs, costumes, dances and instruments from all over the country.
Its aim is to give an overall insight into Greek culture and tradition.
Our visit will start with the history of the foundation and an introduction to the significance of the Greek tradition.Then the foundation people will show us their rich collection of 1200 costumes and give us info about them, and then, the people who would like to, will have the chance to dress up with some of them and take photos!
Following the “theoretical part” of our visit, we have two surprises prepared for you !
Not only will you practice your first steps of a few Greek traditional dances with one of their teachers,
but also will have a lesson with one of their most talented traditional song teachers !
This whole event will take place in Halandri, at 5 Kolokotroni str. right after Dourou square – platia Dourou- (Google maps)on Sunday February 17, will last for approx 3 hours – 1 hour costumes and photos, 1 hour dancing lesson and 1 hour singing lesson – from 11:00 to 14:00, and, needless to say, afterwards we will all go eating at a nearby taverna. Bear in mind that we changed the date from the 10th since some of you told us you couldn’t make it ! Since the event is on a Sunday, it won’t
be difficult to park on the side streets near the foundation. Alternatively, there are parking lots nearby.
Details will follow.
Date: Sunday February 17
Time: 11:00 to 14:00
Place: 5 Kolokotroni str. Halandri (after Dourou square)
If the group is large, then we will have to form two separate groupswhich will work at the same time, and we will needmore teachers and a translator.
Here is Jazzonline selection of stores and e-store where you will find a large selection of rare new/used Jazz vinyls. Vinyl record stores are here to stay ! For a while there, in 1980, it seemed like the shiny and small CD had ruthlessly put down the vinyl record, but while its market was small the vinyl record was never really gone. Especially since 2008, the vinyl record has been making a strong comeback.