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MEMORIES LEAD TO MEMORIES

Has it ever happened to you to watch a movie and feel yourself changed? This is the phrase that embodies the essence of the film “Man in the Attic” made by the Director and screenwriter Costantino Venetopoulos, screened at the 62nd edition of the Thessaloniki film festival.  This film is about an aspiring writer, Sebastian, who suffers from psychomatic problems that prevent him from writing. From this disorder, the protagonist will start his personal journey and with the help of a therapist will try to relive childhood memories and find what holds him back and creates fear.  Some films, through an intelligent work of writing, have the power to put the viewer in the role of the protagonist of the film. This movie does exactly that: through the memories, the childhood, the personal failures and the sense of frustration of […]

Music Odyssey: Gender Bending Vibes

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Music Odyssey: Gender Bending Vibes
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Let’s talk about gender! This episode of Music Odyssey features songs that give off ‘gender bending vibes’. Volunteers Filip, Dovilė and Sacha discuss the songs, as well as some theory related to gender, sexuality and norms in society. If you want to find out more, listen to this interesting episode of Music Odyssey!

Rebetiko – freedom hidden in music

Rebetiko is a popular genre of Greek urban music, which was formed at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1923, Greece was faced with the resettlement of over 1.5 million Greeks from the Asia Minor area. Greek poor class of workers had a strong contact with the refugees and their culture. The musicians of these two cultures were spontaneously exchanging musical ideas and as a result – Rebetiko was born.
By interviewing a modern Rebetiko musician from Thessaloniki, George Semkos, we found out more about this musical genre.

Music Odyssey: The Sound of Water

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Music Odyssey: The Sound of Water
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Water is fascinating for many people. It is ever-changing, can take various forms and can give people both positive and negative feelings. In this episode of Music Odyssey, Filip, Kuba and Sacha explore how the sound of water can be expressed through music.

Balkan Fest 2018: music, culture and traditions

The Balkan festival is more than a special event with its folklore and traditions. It is an event where youth and elders gather together. Balkan fest is an annual event which took place, this year, in Thessaloniki, between 16-17th of February and it attracted many local people and city guests. According to the organizers, this year, the festival lasted longer and also offered more diverse music bands than before.

Rhythm of Europe – France

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Rhythm of Europe - France
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Music in France, music with an amazing, very long history. Since Medieval times till now, France is one of the leading countries when it comes to trends in music. But how is it today? What do young people in France listen to these days? If you want to know the answer, listen to our podcast!

Turbofolk – The Music Everyone Loves To Hate

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Turbofolk - The Music Everyone Loves To Hate
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In this episode we are exploring turbofolk. The musical genre in the Balkans that everyone loves to hate. But Turbofolk can also tell us a thing or two about Balkan societies. It’s a podcast full of divas, macho men and pop music so make sure to turn up the volume!