Special guest: Eleni Vitali / Also featuring Sofia Papazoglou and Kostas Triantafyllidis
Comprised of five major virtuosos of the Greek dimotiki (folk) tradition, the TAKIM band returns to the Athens Epidaurus Festival, this time at the Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus. Thomas Konstantinou (oud, lute), Alexandros Arkadopoulos (clarinet), Giorgos Marinakis (violin), Kostas Meretakis (folk and traditional percussion), and Giannis Plagianakos (double bass) collaborate with three beloved performers: Eleni Vitali, Kostas Triantafyllidis, and Sofia Papazoglou. Musician Ilias Mantikos (kanun) also joins forces with TAKIM. The band invites Festival audiences to a journey through Greek music, from the Dionysian vibe of Greek traditional fairs to quieter celebrations. Two unique “stops” to Pontic music and Asia Minor music, as well as music linked to persecutions, will be featured prominently.