Thursday 06.02

Chios: the crossing bridge

Milad Khawam: trumpet, duduk / G H A Y S: voice / Ahmad Hani, bass guitar / Salam Al Hassan: percussion

Homerion Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Chios, at 21:00

The four musicians have roots in Syria and Egypt. Milad and Salam, with classical and traditional Arabic backgrounds, G H A Y S, a spokesman for pop culture, and Ahmad, a jazz virtuoso, join forces in an extremely interesting musical partnership.

Their origins, their permanent residence in Germany and their musical orientation are not the only commonalities they share. There is also another link that connects Milad and G H A Y S with the Chios Music Festival, the fact that they have crossed the Mediterranean Sea, from Turkey to Greece a few years ago when they had to leave their country in order to follow their dreams and find a new live full of music and peace.

After being distinguished for their music activities in Germany, and having obtained new roots, they are returning to Chios, the place that marks their entry into Europe and into a new life.

This concert launches the participation of the Chios Music Festival in the European program SoundRoutes / “Creative Europe” (2014 – 2020), which promotes mobility and cooperation between musicians who have been refugees or immigrants. This is the first of a series of actions to be completed by 2021.