OTAN AKOUO KRITI (WHEN I LISTEN TO CRETE) - (2 DVD+1 CD)
Cretan Traditional Club of Giannis & Giorgos Megalakakis
Rare audiovisual staff from Crete.
Unknown dances of Crete. Walking documentary from Crete
The music editions 'Seistron' together with the Group Megalakakis announced the release in the form of a DVD and CD of the show made history in NEW Benaki Museum in Athens. It is an important guide for the promotion and enhancement of many unknown aspects of Cretan musical tradition, it contains trek-document in Crete from Kasteli to the bottom Zakros in eastern Crete, which takes place for the first time dance instructors.
John and George Megalakakis are the first who traveled across the island to gather data and information on the dances of Crete. In the film dancing elderly and young dancers dances. Starring acclaimed musicians like Dimitri Pasparakis, Dimitris Sgouros, Charilaos Papadakis and many others tell us and describe us the old feasts themselves, the dancers, the old musicians and more. Also our friends sing original songs rizitika in Apokoronas Chania, they tell stories of simple but genuine devotee of Sfakia, Kissamos Anogia, Amari, in Messara, in Sitia, Ierapetra and in many other places. It is a spectacle that combines the traditional Cretan music and dance with the visual image, is critical of the folklore, and looks with humor, skepticism and love, the reasons that even today some traditional elements that move us.
19 presented Cretan dances from the most prevalent (pentozali, bolts Maleviziotis, stud) to the most rare local or forgotten dances, covering geographically all over Crete (rose, ethianos pidihtos, koutsapadianos, Anogians pidihtos, cuddly etc. ). The musicians use a large number of traditional instruments: lyre, violin, lute, mandolin, bulgari, flute, thiampoli, tabor, and on traditional tunes give their own interpretations. The musicians accompanying stories that are heard in the video. The singers take cue from a comment. The image acts as backdrop to the dance. And all together (musicians, dancers, documentary heroes) are a diverse troupe from an island that knows how to express the greatest feelings through song and dance. The show has been presented with great success in the new building of the Benaki Museum on Pireos street, the Municipality of Archanes in Heraklion and the Eastern Moat Theatre in Chania.