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Featuring performers from Greece, Germany, Georgia, France, Turkey, the United States, Russia and China, the 10th Samos Young Artists Festival bridges cultural divides with seven concerts at the open-air theater of Pythagoreion. The concerts pay tribute to 18th- and 19th-century European music and include performances of Italian Baroque and traditional Mediterranean classics.
Vassilis Podaras, aka Billy Pod, will perform music from his debut solo album "Drums to Heal Society" in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center's (SNFCC) Jazz Chronicles series. Drummer of The Next Step Quintet, Billy Pod has made a name for himself on Greece's drumming scene, performing his signature style of jazz in countless venues at home and across Europe.
An outdoor exhibition with live painting, music and a shadow theater was inaugurated on Tuesday as part of an initiative by local authorities in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, to establish the Garbola pedestrian path in the Roman Forum as "an artistic promenade." The event runs through Friday. [Intime News]
A Romanian man vacationing with his family in Halkidiki, Greece, who got injured by a violent hail storm on Wednesday night will be discharged from hospital today, Romania's Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said on Friday.
Gathering Greece's best breakthrough hip-hop artists, the first-ever Drop Festival will feature a lineup aimed at underground music aficionados. Lyrical creativity and satisfying rhymes are sure to pump up audiences as rappers like Phi Beta Sigma and PaiFan take to the stage. The Drop Festival is the latest in many new rap festivals, celebrating Greece's young creatives.
Shepherds from various parts of Anatolia, musicologists from several universities, amateur musicians and some masters of traditional genres played in countries such as Georgia, Iran and Greece will gather in a village in the southwestern province of Muğla in August to perform "hormone-free, natural music."
Buena Vista Social Club diva Omara Portuondo and her band of musicians are stopping in Greece on the acclaimed Cuban singer's Last Kiss tour for one show at the Technopolis cultural complex on Monday, July 15. Tickets for the event, which are priced from 23 to 58 euros, are already available at www.viva.gr and tel 11876, and are selling fast.
The Dora Stratou Theater, popular for its traditional Greek dance productions, will be hosting the 7th Bollywood and Multicultural Dance Festival from July 5 to 7. Two nights of performances will feature international artists from seven countries as well as choreographic works by Greece's first Bollywood Dance Academy.