Cancellation of Carnival & Koulouma Events (01/03 & 02/03)
Following the respective Ministerial Decision and the announcement of the Region of Attica, the events of SNFCC scheduled for the last Carnival Sunday (01/03) and Clean Monday (02/03) are cancelled.
As a result, free parking at the Faliro Olympic Complex (Taekwondo) will not be available.
The rest of SNFCC events will continue to be held as scheduled.
In case of changes in the events schedule due to public health measures we recommend that you visit our website SNFCC.org for information and updates.
A big celebration spreads out at the SNFCC Great Lawn, welcoming Lent with music and dancing!
A panorama of Greek traditional music will be staged on Clean Monday, curated by ethnomusicologist Lambros Liavas. Ballos tunes from the Aegean islands will alternate with Epirus folk dances; kalamatiano and tsamiko rhythms will mingle with syrtos from Northern Greece and ohter favorites, inviting everyone to join in a traditional festive ritual. A kaleidoscope of references harking back to a distant past, evoking the timeless cultural heritage of Greece.
Virtuoso fiddler Nikos Oikonomidis is joined by singer Kyriaki Spanou; Dimitris Kotsikas and his band will share the stage with the Kozani Brass Band and singer Ilias Gakos. They will all furnish music for dancing for the bell-clad “Koudounatoi” and “Glentistades” dancers of Anagennisi Association, Mesotopos, Lesvos, and the Chorostasi Folk Music & Dance Club of Glyfada.
Curator – Host: Lambros Liavas
Nikos Oikonomidis Band
Nikos Oikonomidis, violin, vocals
Kyriaki Spanou, vocals
Panagiotis Vergos, santouri
Yorgos Gavras, lute
Dimitris Kotsikas Band
Dimitris Kotsikas, clarinet, vocals
Ilias Gakos, vocals
Yorgos Kotsikas, violin
Nikos Angelopoulos, lute
Markos Tzioukalias, trumpet
Yorgos Tsiganas, trombone
Thanassis Kotsikas, percussion
“Koudounatoi” and “Glentistades” from Anagennisi Association, Mesotopos, Lesvos (dir.: Kostas Pipinis)
Chorostasi Folk Music & Dance Club of Glyfada (dir.: George Velissaropoulos)
Sound engineer: Michalis Alexakis
Clean Monday 02/03