Rethymnon Percussion Festival
This summer, the city of Rethymnon will move to the rhythm, the colors and the tradition of percussion! Creation, interaction, movement and expression of feelings in an one of a kind Festival with worldwide guests beneath the starry sky of Rethymnon in July in the heart of the Greek summer! Act for Art under the auspices of the Municipality of Rethymnon co-organizes the “International Percussion Festival of Rethymnon” which opens its gates for the first time in the summer of 2021.
Guests from all over the world, internationally famous masters, the most important artists of the Greek stage and last but not least local musicians from Crete will tell their story in an intercultural musical dialogue defined by a feast of sounds and rhythms, a musical celebration for all ages. Primitive tradition, worldwide music, street culture, flamenco, contemporary music, compose a musical mosaic that through the art of percussion will highlight the Festival in a three-day full of rhythm!
Furthermore, structured by educational programs and events to promote percussion music through other arts, this Festival exceeds its entertainment nature to an educational one
Rethymnon Percussion Festival, guided by its artistic director Takis Vassiliou, aims to enter the world’s major music festival chart and become an institution, by hosting the magic of the primordial art of percussions, every summer, in the city of Rethymnon.
The main festival concerts will be hosted at the Venetian castle of Fortezza, a unique monument that dominates the heart of the city of Rethymnon.Musicians and audiences from different parts of the world will meet in an ecumenical musical interaction, a unique celebration, which speaks to us all! The concerts will feature from abroad: Itamar Doari (Israel), The Bucket Boy (Matthew Pretty) (United States of America), from Greece: Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis, Vangelis Karipis, Hayk Yazidzian, Takis Farazis, Percussion4one, De Todas Formas, Petros Varthakouris, Pantelis Ntzialas. Additionally, local bands from Crete: Al Hanim Trio, Skiouro 5 feat Maria Koty and Topos.
UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP AND WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS
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