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SPECIAL FREE PROGRAM DEDICATED TO
THE COASTAL CITY OF FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS
Featuring the documentary "Hidden In The Sand" by Vasia Markides, a message and remarks by Famagusta Mayor Alexis Galanos, a poetry recital by Greek Cypriot poet/lyricist Polys Kyriacou and Guest Speaker Prof. Theoharis David, FAIA
On Friday, February 19, 2010 at 8pm at the Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th Street, Astoria, NY 11105, CYPRECO of America, Inc., kicks off its 2010 cultural activities with a very unique program dedicated to the coastal City of Famagusta, Cyprus.
This event is part of CYPRECO's ongoing mission of introducing and promoting young Greek Cypriot and Greek American professionals who are involved in the arts and culture and more specifically those young individuals who try to promote Cyprus and Greece through their art. One such artist is Vasia Markides whose documentary "Hidden In The Sand" is being featuring during this event.
On February 19, 2010 CYPRECO will highlight the Greek Cypriot artist and filmmaker Vasia Markides and her documentary "Hidden In The Sand" which chronicles the story of Famagusta in northern Cyprus and under Turkish occupation since 1974. During the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, all Famagusta Greek Cypriot residents fled their city fearing for their lives. Since then, the occupation forces have sealed off the city and keep it under strict military surveillance so that no one can return home. The film tackles the ugly effects of nationalism, militarism and propaganda in both the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities. To view the trailer please visit, http://www.vasiamarkides.com/site/web/web_php/porfolio.php. The event will also feature a message and remarks on video by Alexis Galanos, Mayor of Famagusta, a poetry recital by Greek Cypriot poet/lyricist Polys Kyriacou, discussion with the filmmaker, while the Guest Speaker will be the distinguished Professor Theoharis David, FAIA on the topic “Famagusta: A Remembrance and Thoughts About The Future. A multi awarded architect, Mr. David is a Professor of Architecture at Pratt Institute teaching graduate and undergraduate design and is a former Chair of Graduate Architecture and Faculty President of the School of Architecture. He is also visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus. He has been active in design awards programs including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, The Cyprus State Architecture Awards, and the Society of American Registered Architects Awards. His architecture has received awards in the United States at city, state and nationals levels. He received the Cyprus State Award for Architecture for the New G.S.P. Stadium in 2001 and has been nominated for the European Union Mies van der Rohe Award. As design principal of Theo. David Architects TDA/KAL, he has been responsible for the design of sports stadiums, educational and medical facilities, religious structures, extensive residential complexes and private residence, along with the creation of comprehensive master plans for major leisure and mixed use development. Theo. David has lectured widely in cities such Athens, Nicosia, London, Barcelona, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Savannah, Charleston and New York. His work as architect and educator has been published and exhibited internationally.
This program is offered free as a public service, however organizers request that all guests make their reservations in advance, as all seats are numbered. It is made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Marathon Bank of New York and Astoria Federal Savings Bank. Media sponsors, AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV.
A reservation is needed and please secure your seats ahead of time. For your reservations please send an email to email@example.com or call 718-545-1151. For more information please visit, www.aktina.org
Share this information with your friends and if you did not secure your seats already, call us today at 718-545-1151 and don’t miss AKTINA’s GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY 2010 featuring Greece’s popular singer Melina Aslanidou accompanied by Vagelis Douvalis and their orchestra led by renowned bouzouki maestro/soloist Manolis Karantinis in a one of a kind musical tribute to the legendary singers Grigoris Bithikotsis and Vicky Moscholiou at New York’s landmark theatre The Town Hall on 43rd Street between 6th and 7th Aves in Manhattan, NY (123 West 43rd St, NYC).
On Friday, May 14, 2010 at 9pm, against a backdrop of videos Melina Aslanidou, Vagelis Douvalis, bouzouki maestro/soloist Manolis Karantinis and their orchestra will revive some of the everlasting masterpiece folk and rembetika (Greek blues) songs of Bithikotsis and Moscholiou.
Secure your seats early by calling AKTINA FM, 718-545-1151 or Ticketmaster, 212-307-4100. All major credit cards accepted. Ticket prices start at $45. Tickets also on sale at the Greek Music and Video located at 25-50 31st Street in Astoria, NY (718-932-8400).
For more detailed information about this concert please visit, www.aktina.org – reply to this email or call 718-545-1151. See videos of previous AKTINA concerts at the Town Hall on youtube. Search under AKTINA
AKTINA Productions, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich heritage, culture and folklore of Greece and Cyprus in America. It is the sponsoring organization of the highly rated bilingual radio AKTINA FM on WNYE 91.5FM and AKTINA TV on WNYE-Ch. 25 in New York and Ocean TV20 in Toms River. GREEK MUSIC JOURNEY was established in 1994 with a purpose to promote the rich musical inheritance of Greece through the production of unique concerts that highlight each year different representative aspects of the Greek music repertoire. Recent AKTINA notable performances include, “The Songs Of Greek Cinema” in 2009 with Melina Aslanidou and Vagelis Douvalis, “From Markos Vamvakaris to Manos Loizos” in 2008 with Manolis Mitsias and “Tribute to George Zambetas” in 2007 with Kostas Makedonas.
Following the tremendous success Melina Aslanidou and Vagelis Douvalis had last year during their unforgettable and captivating performance (see excerpts on youtube by searching under AKTINA) and due to public demand, AKTINA is bringing them back to the Town Hall for this year’s musical tribute to Bithikotsis and Moscholiou which will be highlighted by Manolis Karantinis, one of the finest bouzouki players or Greece compared to the late Manolis Hiotis. We invite you to read more about this concert and about our featured performers on our website www.aktina.org
See you all on May 14th for yet another memorable evening at The Town Hall Theatre.
AKTINA Concert Production Team
Sponsored by: Arch Capital Services, Inc.
Media Sponsors: Greek Media Group, Mega Cosmos, Alter Globe, GM TV, Star Channel, Alpha Sat and Antenna Satellite
All proceeds will benefit the public service media outlets AKTINA FM and AKTINA TV
Join us at KELLARI TAVERNA for an after concert dinner party with "prix-fixe" menu at only $49.00 per person with great Greek food specialties. Price includes red and white house wines, beer and soft drinks for the duration of the party. Make your reservations early by calling KELLARI at 212-221-0144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention AKTINA-Aslanidou after concert dinner party or ask for Dennissia.
Great Greek Concert Dedicated To Rembetika (Greek blues)
A musical tribute to the everlasting songs of legendary songwriter Yiannis Papaioannou
On Friday, November 5, 2011 at 8pm, the cultural organization CYPRECO of America, Inc., presents a very unique concert dedicated to "The Everlasting Songs of Yiannis Papaioannou", to benefit the non-profit and commercial free radio AKTINA FM on New York's public station WNYE 91.5FM/HD1. Featuring a group of leading musicians comprised by Leda Maniatakou, vocals, Christos Papadopoulos, bouzouki/vocals, Megan Gould, violin/baglama and Mathias Kunzli, percussion, under the direction of the renowned composer/guitarist Spiros Exaras. A two hour musical performance that will revive the most loved popular-folk and rembetika (Greek blues) songs of Yiannis Papaioannou, one of the legendary songwriters of rembetika during the past century whose songs are popular to this day. Admission $25. All major credit cards accepted. To purchase your tickets please call, 718-545-1151 and for more detailed information please visit http://www.aktina.org/events.html or email email@example.com. A small credit card surcharge and processing fee applies for every ticket purchase. This program is partially funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and supported by The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater NY. Additional information available at www.aktina.org