Concert with three thracian accordions
Concert with three thracian accordions
Nikos Mpozoglou / Giorgos Drikoudis / Stamatis Pasopoulos, accordion
Katerina Douka, singing
For the first time in Greece three active carriers of the thracian accordion are collaborating in the search
for new possibilities and sounds in thracian music. Original compositions exclusively for three accordions converse
with existing thracian folk melodies, creating an environment of narration. A story that has as a starting point
the old mnemonic Orpheus of the oral folk tradition and reaching its corresponding modern Orphic descendant.
The accordion in the role of the bagpipe, in the role of the singer, in the role of the drum.
The folk music tradition in its modern version through a concert with an axis: 3 accordions!
Patio of the Museum of Byzantine Culture
free entrance (booking is required)
He was born and raised in Kato Agios Ioannis, Pieria. His thracian origin is from Dautli (or Aspros) in Eastern Romilia (Black Sea region). The introduction to the accordion came at the age of three and then apprenticed to accordionists in the area. He has participated as a traditional musician in various festivals and seminars of traditional music and dance in Greece and abroad (Europe, USA, Canada). He has collaborated at the Herodion with Chronis Aidonidis and Vangelis Dimoudis and he also collaborates with the Panhellenic Federation of Associations of Eastern Romilia. 1997 started participating in several recordings, while in 2018 he founded the Thracian music group "Kafandardes", where the album "Bati stou Choro" is released. He is also working professionally as rebetiko and folk music player.
He was born in Koufalia, Thessaloniki, having his first contact with the accordion at the age of six. He had his first experience in Thracian music within his family, which was active in music and dance events in the village and the wider area. He started as a self-taught accordionist and from the age of twelve he received classical training in both accordion and piano, as well as advanced theory. He is active as a traditional accordion performer in the Thracian and Macedonian music tradition.
Stamatis Pasopoulos, born in Greece (1986), is a composer who is influenced a lot from the traditional culture of Northern Greece. He is trying to analyse and to find the deepest aspects and functions of the traditional music of that area. He is looking for ways to use his experiences with this culture as a member, auditor and as well as a musician in contemporary art. The above mentioned topic currently also constitutes the main issue of his Master in Arts at Codarts Academy (Rotterdam), being taught by Robin de Raaff and René Uijlenhoet. He studied in Thessaloniki composition with Ilias Papadopoulos and bayan (concert accordion) with Konstantinos Raptis during his Bachelor. He is member of the contemporary ensemble TETTTIX from Athens. Since 2018 he teaches composition (specialisation of “Poetics”) on the department of Music Science and Art in University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki).
Born and raised in Thessaloniki. Her family environment introduced her to singing and dancing for the first time. She was a member of “HOFETH” (= Student dance group) where she initially learnt to dance and subsequently taught Greek traditional dances. Her first participation as a singer, in Vaggelis Dimoudis’s music album “ΗλιοβασίλεμαστονΈβρο”, revealed her extensive knowledge of Greek musical and dancing tradition and her interest in traditional songs. A few years later, she and “Μεθόριος”, a traditional band from Thrace, recorded the double CD “Έβρος”, where she sang previously unreleased songs of northern Evros.
In 2010 she and Stamatis Pasopoulos formed “ραΔΥΟφωνο”, a musical duet performing songs of 1930’s.
She entered the world of rebetiko music in 2007 while singing in various joints and music scenes in Thessaloniki.
Since 2012 she has been member of rebetiko group “πληρηνταξει”, who have recorded 4 CDs: “πληρηνταξει”-2012, “Αποστολήστοδιάστημα”-2013, “ΤρίτοςΔίσκος” 2015, “soiree”-2018. In 2016 she recorded her first personal album “Φιλίστοστόμα” composed by Sofia Natsiou. In 2017 she participated in “ΆρωμαΧαλκιδικής”, an album containing traditional songs of Halkidiki. She regularly performs in traditional and rebetiko music festivals in Greece and internationally. She teaches traditional Greek songs in Greece and abroad.