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MUSICAL EVENT FOR INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
The Norwegian Institute at Athens, the Royal Embassy of Norway in Athens and the Centre for the Study of Traditional Pottery – George Psaropoulos Foundation, on the occasion of the International Museum Day celebrated this year as “Museums and contested histories. Saying the unspeakable in museums” are organizing a musical event on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 21.00. The eminent Norwegian Sami musician Issát Sámmol and the world music interpreter Athena Chioti accompanied by pianist Kostas Yaxoglou, will join forces.
The audience will experience a spiritual dialogue between the traditional instrument of Norwegian Sami people juoigganas, the voice and the piano, with common components that blend the primordial with the modern, the local with international traditional sounds.
Event venue: Centre for the Study of Traditional Pottery
Address: 4-6 Melidoni St. and Agion Asomaton, Thiseio
Phone: 210-3318491 / 2
Issát Sámmol born in Máze (Masi), Norway
Has made a yoiking instrument using two strings without a concert pitch!
Debut with yoigganas at The Kalevala Festival in Petrozavodsk, Russia 2008
Awarded the Aillohaš Music Prize for the year of 2009. Has played as pre-artist for Mari Boine.
Athena Chioti is a female song artist born and raised in Athens. She initially became involved with music in 2000 and has studied and performed numerous genres of music ever since, such as Greek traditional music, Byzantine music, ethnic jazz, Fados, Sefardic music, Celtic music and Arabic Christian music from Lebanon and Syria. Her personal music idiom is a blending, which echoes a variety of local and international traditional sounds.
Kostas Yaxoglou was born in 1975 in Sparti. He started playing the piano at the age of 12 and was always interested in various musical genres and traditions. He has been playing and recording with groups and artists from Greece and abroad since 1997. In 2002 he got a degree in Theatre Studies (National and Kapodistrian University), then studied jazz at the Athenaeum Music School (2001). Kostas Yaxoglouis also a graduate of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in jazz piano (2008). He is currently involved in a variety of music projects while teaching music in the framework of primary education and private music schools.