Manos Achalinotopoulos clarino
Vangelis Karipis percussion
“…Since the classical era, Greek music has been primarily led by a bodily drive, the libido. The clearest evidence of body language in Greek music can be found in the Zeïbekiko, a traditional slow solo man’s dance. The Zeïbekiko emotes loneliness, mourning and pain. Underneath all of these emotions, there is a smoldering tension which, I think, roots from the libido…” John Psathas
Together with John Psathas, a New Zealand composer from Greek descent, the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble presents Zeibekiko, a Greek musical celebration. The programme spans 2500 years of Greek music: from old Byzantine music, Taximias, traditional folk and popular music to the newest Greek music.