Friday, August 30, 2013

GREECE, Crete, Houdetsi Village (Music Festival). August 2013. Playing and singing through the narrow roads around the village in a "kantada" (serenade). Vasilis Stavrakakis (singer), George Manolakis (lute), Manolis Giannadakis (lyre)

Houdetsi Festival is a 4 day celebration of Music, Food and Art that takes place in the little village of Houdetsi located 23 klm due south of Heraklion, on the island of Crete. Has been an international attraction for musicians since 2002 as Labyrinth Musical Workshop organizes seminars and master classes with musicians from all over the world for the last 10 years. Houdetsi Festival as well as Labyrinth Musical Workshop's activities are an initiative of Ross Daly who is also the artistic director of both. This year, the Festival attracted almost 23,000 people from all over the world! (