Saturday 28 September 2019
Sunday 29 September 2019
The Domna Samiou Folk Music Association and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center present the Second Meeting of Youth Folk Ensembles.
Two days filled with music and songs, featuring 24 traditional music ensembles from all around Greece. Inspired by the towering personality of Domna Samiou and her lasting legacy, more than 200 young instrumentalists and vocalists make the Greek music heritage come alive and be relevant for a new generation to experience and explore.
The event's second edition brings together even more artists who have discovered that, as Domna Samiou used to say, “folk songs capture a people's attitude, pride and dignity.”
The artistic director is acclaimed instrumentalist Sokratis Sinopoulos, who was Domna Samiou’s close associate until the end of her life.
Kyratzides | Pentaichon | Ilion Music School | Thrakiotiki Speira |
The Worksongs Project | Mare Nostrum | Kirki | Leftokarea |
Traditional Music Group of the Holy Metropolis of Alexandroupolis |
Kocaman Ensemble | En Trata | Abdal | People of the Wind |
Gis Madiam | Aplo Trio | Seker Parea | Meltemia |
Harman | Alasia Trio | Athivoles | Amorosa | Dilgiroudi | Trizalia
and The Domna Samiou Choir
Artistic director: Sokratis Sinopoulos
Choir director: Katerina Papadopoulou
Saturday 28/09 | Meltemia • Traditional Music Group of the Holy Metropolis of Alexandroupolis • Seker Parea • Harman • EnTrata • Kocaman Ensemble • Thrakiotiki Speira • The Domna Samiou Choir • Kirki • The Worksongs Project • Gis Madiam • Alasia Trio • Athivoles • Choir & Musicians
Sunday 29/09 | Ilion Music School • Mare Nostrum • Aplo Trio • Leftokarea • Abdal • Dilgiroudi • Kyratzides • The Domna Samiou Choir • People of the Wind • Pentaichon • Trizalia • Amorosa • Choir & Musicians
The Domna Samiou Folk Music Association is a non-profit organization founded by Domna Samiou in 1981, with support from people who admired her work and loved Greek folk music; the Association’s mission is to preserve and promote Greek folk music. Domna Samiou remained the Association’s President until her death, in March 2012.
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29/09 | 19.30
*Visitors are advised to bring insect repellent and a mat, or a blanket for sitting on the ground.