Athens Insider Summer 2020

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47th Book Festival in Zappeion

WHAT: Book lovers, unite! In occasion of Athens’ christening as the World Book Capital of 2018, the Association of Book Publishers announces the 47th Book Festival in Zappeion. This year, the festival honors sung poetry, a wide, popularly European genre that combines literature and music. The two-week-long program includes screenings, lectures, con...

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Musical Maestro Zoe Tiganouria Performs with the Athens Symphony Orchestra

WHAT: Born and raised on the island of Samothrace, Zoe Tiganouria’s musical repertoire is by no means meager. Bringing back the traditional vibrato of the Greek accordion, this composer combines jazz, folk, Latin and tango styles as a solo performer. Tiganouria will visit Athens to perform alongside the Symphony Orchestra of the Municipality of Ath...

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

WHAT: The internationally renowned and acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater docks in Greece for its 10th visit to the country. Treat yourself to the company’s rhythmic blend of jazz and modern dance in a program that includes star dancer Jamar Roberts’ international debut, the electrifying masterpiece “Revelations” and much, much more. With...

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“In Paper’s Night: Known and Unknown Drawings” by Nikos Houliaras

WHAT: The Benaki Museum pays tribute to artist Nikos Houliaras, whose oeuvre have rendered onlookers speechless for years. His drawings, which at first seem abstract, burst with soul and read like a personal diary. The exhibit will take you through a journey of memories, landscapes, and nighttime images, compiled from a recent discovery of Houliara...

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Finghin Collins Performs in Athens and Corfu

WHAT: Irish piano maven Finghin Collins brings the timbre of Ireland to the Greek shores this September at the Parnassos Literary Society’s Main Hall in Athens and on the historical island of Corfu. Collins, who, after winning the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition, made a name for himself on the international stage, will perform speciall...

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Calexico Live at Acropolis

WHAT: Active for the past 20 years, Calexico – named after a town in the Mexico-California borders and originally coming from Tucson, Arizona – have fans all over the world. An entirely new sub-genre, ‘desert noir,’ was coined to describe the band’s idiosyncratic style, a blend of traditional Latin music influences (mariachi, conjunto, cumbia, t...

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Nana Mouskouri at Herodion Atticus

WHAT: The eternal Greek singer performs some of her best-known anthems and international hits including Chartino to Fengaraki, White Rose of Athens and Je chante avec toi Liberté in this landmark concert I Will Tell You a Story with part of the proceeds to be donated to ELPIDA – Association of Friends of Children with Cancer. Tickets from €15-85 on...

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