Cretan World Music Festival 2023: Chania, Gavalochori, Vamos 15th – 19th July

Celebrating world music and female diversity in live performances:

• 15 July at 21.00 Barbara Martinez Quartet ????East Trench Theater, Chania

• 16 July at 21.00 Ariacne Trujillo Trio • Eleni Arapoglou & Jacinta Clusellas (Led by Cuban born singer and vocalist Ariacne Trujillo) .
Venue: East Trench Theater, Chania

• 17 July  at 21.00 Barbara Martinez Quartet 
Venue: Gavalochori Old School

• 18 July at 21.00 Ariacne Trujillo Trio • Kelly Thoma Night Flight
  Venue: Gavalochori Old School

• 19 July at 21.00  Kwarteto Collective • Maria Manousaki Quintet ft O Kwarteto Collective 
Venue: Vamos Amphitheater B’

Side events: click here


The Cretan Music Festival was founded in 2014 by Maria Manousaki. It will take place on the beautiful island of Crete on 3 main stages: Chania, Vamos and Gavalochori.

This year’s festival focuses on women, with a unique collaboration with SLT.SPACE by Studio Levi, There will also be a number of art and dance exhibitions hosted in traditional ottoman buildings and hotels, as well as street performances. 
The festival will be streamed live across the world. Later, a documentary film will be made by NINETEEN FIFTEEN PRODUCTIONS LTD, the leading production company for bands, brands and arts programming, with an incredible track record ( Morrisey, The Cure, Bob Dylan). 

Organization: Praxis • Daedalus Academy
Co-organization : Region of Crete • Municipality of Chania • ΚΕΠΠΕΔΗΧ – ΚΑΜ

Source and side events: cretanworldmusicfestival.com


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 nine 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.