THE BRIDGE OVER THE AEGEAN
A narrative concert in remembrance of the population Exchange
between Greece and Turkey
An audiovisual stage performance interspersed with poems and narrations about the population exchange that took place between Greece and Turkey 100 years ago.
Music: Loustri Music Ensemble and friends
(A music ensemble consisting of Greek and Turkish musicians (*)
Narration: Metin Belgin
The show consists of songs and music in two languages referring to common cultural elements which existed and still exist on both sides of the Aegean Sea.
Repertoire: Greek and Turkish traditional songs, Rebetiko songs and contemporary art music which are inspired by the tragic historical events that took place 100 years ago and led to the uprooting of hundreds of thousands of people from their homeland.
For example, music of A. Badjanos (Istanbul 1888-1950), Z. Livaneli (Turkey), E. Sayan (Turkey), M. Hadjidakis (1925-1994 Athens), St. Xarhakos (Athens), Y. Saoulis (Thessalonica), traditional Anatolian songs, Rebetika, songs from Black Sea region, religious Lebanese songs a.o.
During the show, poems and real stories related to the population exchange that started in 1923, are narrated by one of the best narrators in Turkey (Language: Turkish.)
(*) In addition, the show offers a visual presentation and an optional solo dance performance.
A tribute to the people who were forced to leave their homes on both sides of the Aegean. The presentation of a story aims to unite people, based on their common cultural grounds.
The sound colors:
Kanun – vocals
Guitar – vocals
Bouzouki – vocals
Baglama – Violin – vocals
2nd Bouzouki – Vocals
Show concept and design by: Yannis Saoulis, Gorkem Saoulis, Metin Belgin, Arkan Çinetçi.
Music arranged by: Yannis Saoulis.
Loustri Music ensemble
Music which shines after polishing…