1st STREET MUSIC FEST 2016
ORGANIZED BY THE CULTURAL ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPALITY OF NEA SMYRNI
AND THE CLUB FOR UNESCO OF PIRAEUS AND ISLANDS
The 1st Street Music Fest was held with great success by the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Nea Smyrni and the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands at Nea Smyrni Square.
The greatest celebration of “street music”, a love feast, contribution and support hosted itinerant artists who also joined the voices, talent and love for singing all those that the street has become their home. The initiative for the organization of the festival was aimed at strengthening and supporting permanent Social Structures against poverty that has created the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands in cooperation with the municipalities of Nikaia – Agios Ioannis Renti, Piraeus, Corinth and Keratsini – Drapetsona and Perama. So the audience with emotional response, attended the Festival, while providing food and basic necessities, which were collected at selected points of the square and will be delivered by the street musicians and the Municipal Authority in the Club’s Social Structures against poverty for the needy and homeless beneficiaries.
At the start of the 1st STREET MUSIC FEST Mr. Ioannis Maronitis, President of the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands and Member of the Executive Board of the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (WFUCA) for Europe and North America and Mr. Vangelis Chatzatourian, President of the Cultural Organization and Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Nea Smyrni, were present. In a statement, Mr. Maronitis said “I would like to thank the Mayor of Nea Smyrni Mr. Stavros Tzoulakis and the President of the Cultural Organization of the Municipality Mr. Vangelis Chatzatourian for their initiative to support the general Social Solidarity Network we have created to support our fellow citizens in need. The Music Road belongs to the original form of art that unites people. Let it be Music the reason to remember the value of solidarity”.
Festival took place among other artists: Antonis Mitzelos that the famous singer George Panteris (with his lute), Felipe and Sol (Into the loop) and Saltibagi.
The Festival was presented by Alexis Pappas.
Social structures supported by the workers of the “Create or continued operation” Social Structures Poverty Instant Response “program funded by State resources.
Photos from the rehearsals of street Musicians in “Athinais”.
Mr. Alexis Pappas, presenter of the festival, was also present at the rehearsals, visited the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands office and the Social Structures of Nikaia – Agios Ioannis Rendi and Piraeus.