Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is back to the Greek Macedonia! However, now we shall travel East, closer to the borders with Trace! Here, we will get in contact with a mysterious musical tradition, which only now is started to be well studied. So, Dear Listeners, please hop on this explorative trip through Eastern Macedonia […]
Dear Listeners, Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll is about to take you to the other side of Greek culture: we will depart from Smyrna to the traditional music of Epirus! Between both, an unexpected connection arises, deep from the origins of an art called music. However, the landscape is now totally different. Luckly, we can […]
Here’s a challenge for you: keep track of how many times you hear someone encouraging a child to embrace Art as a future career. When it comes to Arts, in fact, there’s always a lot of social pressure on people willing to pursue it as a career. Italians, for instance, have a saying that goes like: “impara l’arte e mettila da parte” (lit. “learn art and put it aside”), and this isn’t very motivating… Our guest today is Mario D’Avino, doctor, psychotherapist, and theatre director. He’s the living proof that we can embrace more than one passion at a time and make a career out of it. With him, we discussed Art in school, the benefits of artistic self-expression, and how COVID-19 affected artists.
When it comes to how we celebrate Christmas, more than ever before the gap between past and present is very clear. As Christmas is the celebration par excellence associated with extended family reunions, this year we are all called to review our priorities… For this special episode we invited Hélène, aka the Mère Noël of the Volunteer’s House: she managed to bring our families close to us in Thessaloniki and she will tell you how!
Listen to our chat in which we share our family traditions, recall our best memories from childhood to the last Christmas and discuss our plans for the incoming one!
We have already walked through the lands of pre-war Ρεμπέτικα, so in episode 5, the time has arrived to continue, by crossing the border and discover what’s out there, beyond the Second World War and τεκέδες! And what better guide than Σώτος Ζαχαριάδης – a painter of these musical landscapes and native speaker of μπουζούκι […]
Today is the day to take stock of the development of Social Media and the effects that their enhancements bring in our lives. Can we still consider Social Media only as entertaining platforms? Indeed, we can use them to connect with people, from a direct friend request to dating or applying for a job, but what Facebook, Instagram & co. are showing us is that virtual connections hide the same dangers as real life.
Join Sara and Chiara in this extensive discussion on the topic!
Come aboard Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Βουζούκι & Roll! We suggest the dear listeners to take their best coat, as we are going to depart, together with Δημήτρης Χατζηπέμου, to a trip having Thrace as destination. Between Greek, Bulgarian and Turkish lands, the traditional music of Thrace, Θρακιώτικα, prevails nowadays. To get to know them goes hand […]
This episode is dedicated to beauty. We are aware that the trap of stereotypes is always around the corner, and that it affects both women and men. But we believe that exists a way to experience beauty in a more confident way. We invited Carolina, a volunteer from Colombia, to discuss the issue together.
Μάρκος Χατζηαθανασίου was the chosen surgeon for the second episode of Αγάπη, Τσίπουρο, Μπουζούκι & Roll, in order to dissect what Ethnic Jazz and the Hellenistic musical roots have been up to. This Ethnic Jazz & Fusion special episode will open a Pandora’s Box filled with the most surprising combinations of musical influences. Additional material for […]
In this episode, we are going to discuss Violence Against Women and the role men cover in it. As women, this is an issue we frequently debate amongst us, but what do guys think about it? We invited two USB volunteers and colleagues, Àlex and Johann, to let us know their perspectives and impressions.