Friday 29, Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 Μαΐου 2015
Cultural Foundation of Tinos
This year Tinos World Music Festival focuses on the lute, the string musical instrument that has dominated the wider part of the Mediterranean region since centuries. The lute, closely related to tanbur, lavta, saz and oud, is considered the milestone of a centuries-long musical tradition deeply rooted in the cultures of the Mediterranean and beyond.
Playing a leading or accompanying role the lute is an inextricable part of the identity of different musical genres that developed in those regions to the extent that sometimes it stands as a cultural symbol.
This year’s edition, will take place on the Holy Spirit three-day weekend on the Tinos Island (Friday 29th to Sunday 31st of May), and features lute soloists and virtuosi from Greece and Turkey that will collaborate on stage to present a variety of repertoire and different versions of the lute, highlighting the similarities as well as the uniqueness of each musical instrument and genre.
The day before the opening of the festival, on Thursday, May 28 at 21:00, there will be a pre-festival concert at the Upper Stage of Onassis Cultural Center with the participation of Periklis Papapetropoulos (saz), Cihan Turkoglu (saz, vocals), Stratis Psaradellis (politiki lyra), Giorgis Manolakis Duo and Alexandros Papadimitrakis quartet.
Artistic director: Martha Mavroidi