Outsider Music It may have all started with a prophecy read on Austin Wiggin Jr.’s hand. First, he’ll marry a blonde woman and have two sons after the death of his mother; then, he will have daughters who will become international music stars. The prophecy was frighteningly turning real when the first two predictions […]
Flavour and Sound from Mediterranean South: Interview with Encardia
From 21 to 23 October, Thessaloniki was tinged with music. The city welcomes accordion lovers for the Reedblocks Thessaloniki Accordion Festival for the fifth year in a row. The program was full of events that saw workshops, conferences and concerts. The accordion met the voice and the music of the duet Klemen and Maria Leben, […]
Should I Stay or Should I Go? – Closing Concert GYM project
The Green Unit’s rock band wanted to thank the volunteers in their own way by performing a small private concert. Join along to learn more about the band and how music contributes to our health!
Music is the real life: Interview with Yannis Tomis
A new interview with Yannis Tomis about his passion: Music. For him, music is the real life and the espression of his soul. We come with him in his world to understand how he finds inspiration and how Covid changes the way he makes music.Take a look!
Why does rap look so violent?
Hip-Hop addresses the social injustice We all heard that : the rap is violent, it only talks about sex, drugs and alcohol, but do you really think it’s just simple violence? Seriously? No, it’s not only that. To understand better why rap music can look so violent, we need to understand better how and when […]
MEMORIES LEAD TO MEMORIES
Has it ever happened to you to watch a movie and feel yourself changed? “They say we are two people. We are the person we are with the memories we keep. And we are the person we are with the memories we have forgotten” 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 […]
Italy makes peace with Eurovision with a glam rock song
The excitement was real after two years without the biggest music contest in Europe. And the audience voted for the “rock live concert” clear contender: Italy’s young band Maneskin. With this victory, Italy is back on track on Eurovision after years of scoring top 10 songs, and brings back the interest on Eurovision in a […]
Music Odyssey: Gender Bending Vibes
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
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.