Encardia music ensemble concert
Archaeological site of Emporio, Chios
Encardia music ensemble concert
24, 25 August
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Vangelis Papageorgiou (accordion,harmonica, singing

Michalis Kontaxakis (guitar, singing)

Natalia Kotsani (singing, guitar,castanets)

Dimitris Tsekouras (contrabass, singing)

Kostas Konstantatos (percussion, mandolin, singing)

Daphne Stathatou, Anastasia Drouga, Jan Labner (dancing)

Archaeological site of Emporio, Chios
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Encardia music ensemble concert

Available Dates

  • 24, 25 Aug 2020

GNO Alternative Stage Production

Starts at: 19.00 | clock

All events are free to the public and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Spectators may only need to pay an entrance fee to the sites, where required.

Advance booking necessary.

Pre-book your seats for 24 August  here

Pre-book your seats for 25 August here

The use of a non-medical mask is necessary during the event


The sui generis music ensemble Encardiais one of the most celebrated Greek bands of world music in Greece and worldwide. Having carved out a brilliant career for about two decades already, they still continue to create music and songs drawing inspiration from the rich traditional and lively music of Southern Italy, the Greek-speaking villages of GreciaSalentina, and the wider Mediterranean region.

In their summer concerts Encardia will take us on a musical journey across the distant villages of Calabria, the beautiful regions of Salento and all those places where Grekanika and other local dialects are still being spoken. A colorful mosaic of dialects and sounds with traditional tarantellas and love songs. A Dionysian summer night celebration.
The programme includes: Pizzica di San Vito (traditional tarantella pizzica from the city of  San Vito deiNormanni in Apulia, Southern Italy), Vavel (music by accordionist Vangelis Papageorgiou in a Napolitano rhythm, based on an Arabic quote), Nifta Maiou (a love song from Encardia in the traditional Grico dialect), La tarantella del Gargano (Montanara) (traditional tarantella from the Gargano region in a local dialect), Pizzica di Cosimino (traditional tarantella pizzica from the region of Salento, Southern Italy), Kalinifta (classic  traditional love song from the village Kalimerain Salento)etc.

 oli i ellada


All of Greece, One culture

Greek National Opera presents a series of events at archaeological sites all over Greece

This summer the Greek National Opera presents a series of events at archaeological sites all over Greece. In response to the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Sports to make use of the archaeological sites across the country during this difficult summer, the Greek National Opera participates in the new institution All of Greece, One culture with a series of events highlighting its multifaceted artistic mark, curated by Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis.

From 18 July to 15 September, 20 different music, opera, operetta and dance programmes and tributes will visit 70 archaeological sites, in a total of 111 performances. Under the unprecedented conditions we are all facing, the events will mark the return to the relationship between the artists and the audience, and will be held in compliance with the instructions and guidelines of the competent authorities.

In these 20 programmes proposed by the GNO and organized in 6 cycles, emphasis is given on the Greek music creation, from traditional songs to sophisticated music, including selections from opera and classical music that remain staples in the GNO repertory, while dance is also present through the participation of members of the GNO Ballet.