The musical ensemble “Udopia” of Thimios Atzakas traveled to India where it participated and presented pieces of modern and traditional Greek music at the Udaipur World Music Festival on February 17, 2019. The musical band also gave another concert in the theater of the India International Center on 18 February 2019 in New Delhi.
Five musicians of UdopiaThymios Atzakas (oti), James Wylie (lyra and saxophone), Fausto Sierakowski (saxophone), Kostas Anastasiadis (drums) and Avgerini Gatsi (song and harmonium) gave to the audience melodies inspired by the folk tradition, modern grooves, and the ancient musical heritage.
Addressing the audience after the New Delhi concert, Ambassador of Greece Mr. Panos Kalogeropoulos, said: “The reaction to the music proves that there is appreciation and appetite for cultural exchanges between Greece and India that benefit the people of both countries. We are glad to have been a part of this as it gave the audience here the chance to acquaint itself with Greek music heritage with a modern twist, through Udopia’s innovative performance.”
The concerts took place with the support of the Greek Embassy in New Delhi, the Greek-Indian Friendship League and the Mawana Sugars.