Faneromeni ’23 Art Festival – ‘The tradition is us’
13:26 - 08 September 2023
On 14 September, the Faneromeni ‘23 Art Festival will complete its events with the Traditional music performance ‘Daughter, sister, mother, grandmother.’
As noted in an announcement, the basic theme of the performance is the musical tradition of our homeland, focusing on the important contribution of women in the preservation of the tradition and in passing it down to the next generations.
The concert is dedicated to various aspects of womanhood as expressed through Cypriot songs.
With a fresh perspective interwoven with the roots of our tradition, the audience will listen to music narrating about the mother who soothes and cares for her child, the daughter who falls in love, the beauty of a young woman becoming the desire of a young man, her separation from her mother when she gets married, the woman who separates from her child and emigrates to a foreign land. Elements of Cypriot society over the years will at the same time be highlighted through references to customs expressed in various rituals of important events.
And so, the woman, the heroine, the one who sometimes dares to challenge patriarchy, the sensitive one, the mother, the daughter, the sister, the grandmother, will be sung by two women. Women will be singing for women, telling their stories, singing their pain and their joy, expressing their feelings in songs that, although old, are still of great relevance in our time because of the truth they carry through their artful lyrics and their breathtaking outspokenness.
Konstantina Xenofontos – singing
Elena Xyda – singing
Veronika Aloneftou – santouri
Charalambos Panteli – lute
George Lambrou – violin
Panagiotis Stylianidis – percussion
Date: Thursday, 14 September 2023
Venue: Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, 86-90 Faneromenis Str., Nicosia 1011
On the evenings of the Faneromeni ’23 Arts Festival events, the museums and exhibitions of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation will be open until midnight.
The events will take place with observation of all necessary protection measures for the health and safety of visitors and staff and are accessible to disabled groups.
You can find more information on the website of the Cultural Foundation: www.boccf.org and on the official pages of the Foundation on Facebook & Instagram (@boccf)