Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Musical Journay from Anatolia to Athens - Folk and Urban Music of the Aegean

This Friday, January 26th at 9pm, the Aegean Cultural Project and Alwan for the Arts are joining together for a musical journey that will begin in the Rebetiko underground of Athens and cross the Bosporus to Constantinople (sorry that is what we call it!) with the folk music of Anatolia's surrounding countryside.

A group of talented local musicians accompanied by traditional instruments, such as the baglama, oud, politiki lyra and bouzouki, promise to guide the audience through the rich and diverse music of the region, with both shared and unique songs sung in Greek, Turkish, Kurdish, and Armenian.

Friday, January 26th, 9:00 PM
Admission: $15 ($10 with student ID)
16 Beaver St, 4th Floor
Between Broad and New Streets
One block east of Whitehall Street and Bowling Green
Accessible via the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, M, Z, R and W

The Aegean Cultural Project is an organization dedicated to promoting appreciation for and interaction among the cultures of the Aegean region. The Aegean Cultural Project seeks to advance the unique cultural heritage of the Aegean Sea region through artistic performances and exhibitions and through activities designed to educate the public. It aims to organize and promote cultural exchanges worldwide with artists from a range of disciplines who represent and find inspiration from this diverse region.

Back on track...

With the holidays and January festivities behind us, I promise that you will see a great many more updates under the olive tree.

Rest assured that I have spent the past few weeks collecting lots of great info for you.

Stay tuned for some great finds!


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