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Tribute to poet Nikos Kavvadias

“A very special musical performance into alien and often mysterious seascapes through the poetry of the Greek poet, writer and seafarer Nikos Kavvadias” awaits those attending an event on Thursday.

Elena Hadjiafxendi will narrate next to Andreas Papapetrou’s piano tunes, stories about the poet, the places and people he met in his trips all over the world. Images from exotic places, prostitutes, captains gone mad and memories of the war are set to “blend in to form a dreamy world full of lucid forms, part fictitious, part true.”

This musical and theatrical journey into the work of the Greek poet will see the duo present a mix of spoken word and song based on Kavvadias’ poetry, aiming to paint detailed images of a difficult life at sea and a solitary mind travelling beyond the horizon.

The performance is presented in the framework of the Commandaria Orchestra and Friends’ Concert Series and is co-organised with the Limassol Literary Society.

If you can’t make the performance, two more will reward the patient at the beginning of June, one at Sarah’s Jazz Club and the other at the Cyprus Wine Museum.

A tribute to poet Nikos Kavvadias
Musical and theatrical performance presenting personal stories of Greek poet Nikos Kavvadias. January 17. Theatre Ena, Nicosia. 9pm. €12. Tel: 99-185038

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