Music from the Universe of Alexander the Great
On Sunday 10 August, under the most beautiful full moon of the year, we went on a musical journey from Aigai to the Universe of Alexander the Great. This year, the duet by Baris Bal and Görkem Ökten Saoulis, also known as Selâniknâğme (meaning "the melodic diary of Thessaloniki" in Turkish) have lead us to a songful itinerary through the Eastern Mediterranean, following the steps of Alexander the Great with sounds of the cultures he was meeting on his route. Two musical instruments which join Greek and Eastern traditionsaccompanied us in this melodic journey: the tampura and kanun or quanun (reminiscent of the ancient Greek epigonion and the Byzantine psaltery). The event was organised in collaboration with the Municipal Cultural Enterprise of Public Benefit of Veria.