The music events of the 2nd Evia Film Project

Evia Film Project, Thessaloniki Film Festival’s green initiative, turns the spotlight on music, inviting the audience to enjoy two unique music nights. On Saturday June 24th, beloved singer and songwriter Nikos Portokaloglou will give a big concert in Edipsos, whereas on Wednesday June 21st, Evia Film Project is celebrating the World Music Day, hosting a party in Limni, accompanied by the melodies of Agia Fanfara music band. Admission for the audience is free in both events, as is the case for all Evia Film Project activities.

Big concert by Nikos Portokaloglou.

Joined by Vicky Karatzoglou and Byron Tsourapis.

Saturday June 24th 2023, 21:30, Thermopotamos square, admission free

Nikos Portokaloglou’s concert, at Thermopotamos square, in Edipsos, on Saturday June 24th 2023, at 21:30, will call it a wrap for the five-day events and activities of the 2nd Evia Film Project, which bind together cinema, sustainability, music and education.

The popular artist, who has been keeping us company over the last years through the TV show Music Box, broadcast by ERT1, stages a music show based on his most cherished songs, but also on the bold combinations of iconic Greek and foreign songs.

Nikos Portokaloglou will be joined by Vicky Karatzoglou, one of the most recognizable and promising voices of the Greek folk repertoire, as well as his time-honored companion, Byron Tsourapis, an upcoming songwriter and member of the Music Box music band. The team is matched by Nikos Portokaloglou’s multicolor and dynamic band, Noble Bums.

Nikos Portokaloglou: vocals, guitar

Vicky Karatzoglou: vocals

Byron Tsourapis: bass, mandolin, harmonica, vocals

Thanasis Tsakirakis: percussion, vocals

Ilias Lampropoulos: violin, buzuki, trumpet, bagpipe, vocals

Alexandros Zouganelis: saxophone, flute

Katerina Liaki: keyboards, vocals

Akis Paschalakis: sound


World Music Day with Agia Fanfara

Wednesday June 21st, admission free

Three days earlier, on Wednesday June 21st, Evia Film Project will celebrate the World Music Day with an unforgettable screening and a music night featuring the top-notch percussion and brass band Agia Fanfara, which earned everyone’s praise recently, within the framework of the “2023 Elefsis European Capital of Culture” events.

The film Landfill Harmonic - A Symphony of the Human Spirit, directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, will be screened at ciné Elymnion, in Limni. The film brings forth the incredible story of a group of young musicians from Paraguay, who make music instruments out of garbage, paving the way for the coexistence of ecology and music. 

After the end of the screening, Agia Fanfara will offer a music accompaniment to the spectators of the film as they exit from Elymnion and walk towards the dock of Limni.The band will perform popular traditional and contemporary melodies from Greece, the Balkans and the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Evia Film Project is the Festival’s third pillar of activities, adding its name to Thessaloniki International Film Festival, held in November, and Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, held in March. Its goal is to consolidate Northern Evia, a region severely hit by the 2021 calamitous wildfires, as an international hub of green cinema.

Evia Film Project is carried out thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and in collaboration with the Region of Central Greece, the Greek Film Centre, the Municipality of Istiea-Edipsos and the Municipality of Mantoudi-Limni-Agia Anna. Thessaloniki Film Festival is teaming up with all institutions and bodies seated in Evia and the Digital Arts and Cinema Department of the National and Kapodistrian University, based in Psachna.