Greek poet Nikos Kavvadias never fails to take readers on great sea adventures with his poetry. The adventures take on more meaning, movement and melody when they are put to music, a task that was taken on by Greek composer Thanos Mikroutsikos for the 1979 album Stavros tou Notou.
The combination of narration and song aims to bring the best of both worlds on Thursday in Nicosia and on Friday in Limassol when Elena Hadjiafxendi (narration and vocals) and Andreas Papapetrou (piano and vocals) go on a journey into the wondrous and mysterious seascapes described by Kavvadias’ poetry.
The duo will present Kavvadias’ deeply personal stories about his life, the places and people he encountered in his travels all over the world in a musical and theatrical performance. Be prepared to meet images from exotic places, prostitutes, captains gone mad, undying love and images from a dreamy world full of lucid forms.
Put on your sea legs, this musical journey will go deep into the stories of the ocean.
A Tribute to poet Nikos Kavvadias
Performance by Elena Hadjiafxendi and Andreas Papapetrou. June 7. Sarah’s Jazz Club, Nicosia. 9pm. €12. Tel: 95-147711
June 8. Cyprus Wine Museum, Limassol. 8pm. €12. Tel: 25-873808