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From Polis to Dretta – Renewing Tradition

 

SERIES: BRIDGES

From Open Platforms to the Megaron stage! Young Athenian musicians cherry-picked in last year’s auditions are featured in this year's programme:
Polis Ensemble, nurtured in large urban centres, recasts tradition in a dialogue with Eastern-Mediterranean music.
Vasilis Giaslakiotis, founder of Dretta, collaborates with musicians coming from a variety of backgrounds in creating an extraordinary mix of jazz, rock, and improvisational music based on the Cretan idiom.

Polis Ensemble
Nikos Paraoulakis ney
Giorgos Kontogiannis lyra
Stefanos Dorbarakis kanonaki
Alexandros Kapsokavadis lavta
Theodoros Kouelis double bass
Manoussos Klapakis percussion

Vasilis Giaslakiotis – Dretta
Paris Perisinakis Cretan lyre, mandolin
Apostolis Giaslakiotis electric guitars, fx
Giannis Voutsinas electric bass, double bass
Vasilis Giaslakiotis drums, sampling