Greek music: Psarantonis and Niki Xilouri – Chania 31st October

Antonis Xylouris, nicknamed Psarantonis, the Cretan composer, singer and performer  of the lyra, the bowed string instrument of Crete and most popular surviving form of the medieval Byzantine lyra, in concert with his daughter Niki Xilouri.

WHEN: 31st October 22.00
WHERE: Bras de Frères, Epimenidou 2, Chania
Information / reservation: 6974020550

Niki Xilouri is also niece of the legendary Nikos Xylouris, whose voice and songs charmed audiences for decades. He was part of the movement that brought down the Greek military Junta of 1967. His songs and music captured and described the Greek psyche and demeanour, gaining himself the title of archangel of Crete.
Nikos Xylouris died in 1980 of a brain tumor.

Source: Bras de Frères, Cocktail Bar Psarantonis Concert

 

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And six years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.