MUSIC
Archaeological site of Dodoni / IOANNINA

The Rose of the East

The work is set in 1950s Greece in a train compartment hosting refugees from various areas of Asia Minor, Pontus, and Cappadocia. As is often the case with travelling, passengers start telling stories both about their motherlands before the uprooting and about the adventures of their settlement in Greece.

Through original songs and texts, six stories of people unfold, showcasing their memories from their motherland before the uprooting and their nostalgia for it, their adventurous journey to Greece and the problems of their adaptation and integration into the new environment, but also a series of positive influences, brought about by the refugee influx into the economic and intellectual life of Greece.
Singing: Maria Farantouri

Saturday 27 August 2022 
Sunday 28 August 2022 

This event is offered free of charge by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Pre-booking is required. Visit the site here.
The only fee is the entrance ticket to the archaeological site, where is available.

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