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WOMEN OF THE WORLD

July 2023 - 3 venues 5 days

chania east trench theater

•Barbara Martinez Quartet

 

 Ariance Trujillo Trio 

• Eleni Arapoglou & Jacinta Clusellas

gavalochori old school

 Barbara Martinez Quartet

 Ariance Trujillo Trio 

 Kelly Thoma Night Flight 

VAMOS AMPHITHEATER B'

• O Kwarteto Collective

• Maria Manoudaki Quintet
   ft. O Kwarteto Collective

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CRETAN WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 2023

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Cretan World Music Festival 2023

The Cretan Music Festival was founded in 2014 by Maria Manousaki and is now celebrating its 8th year. It will take place across the beautiful island of Crete with 3 main stages and various performances, art exhibitions, panel discussions, seminars and workshops for all ages-including children.


It will take place in different locations in the idyllic regions of Chania, Vamos and Gavalovhori expecting approximately 1000 visitors per night.
 

This year places women centre stage, with the world’s first female – only lineup and a unique collaboration with SLT.SPACE by Studio Levi, There will also be an array of art and dance exhibitions hosted in traditional ottoman buildings and hotels, as well as street performances.


The festival will be streamed live across the world. Later, a documentary film will be made by nineteen Fifteen* the leading production company for bands, brands and arts programming, with an incredible track record ( Morrisey, The Cure, Bob Dylan).
We look forward to celebrating
world music and female diversity in live performance, with this year proving to be bigger than ever.

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The festival brings worldwide renowned musicians together, who perform different genres of music and local traditional folk musicians, introducing a unique flavor to the island, attracting over 30 participants yearly and featuring music from Crete and around the world.

A key purpose of the festival is to position Crete and its music as one of the important strands in the world music scene.
The Festival is held in the stunning city of Chania on the island of Crete.

With the inspirational input of truly great, internationally recognized groups, the aim is to present authentic collaborations with a common theme in mystical Crete.


The Cretan World music Festival is far- reaching and includes: Awareness of the cultural elements and tourism the exchange of creativity and diverse cultures which act as an attraction to musicians of status.

This festival will be a musical experience the audience will not want to miss, creating lasting wonderful memories for everyone taking place.
Performers taking part in this festival travel from around the globe.

We choose the locations carefully making sure they have something specifically unique and breathtaking.

With one stage in Chania’s ancient Venetian Port, which dates back to the 1300s, and another in the idyllic villages of Vamos and Gavalochori, this festival is not just unique to Crete- Greece – but actually globally.

The bands performing are all highly exclaimed international musicians some hold Grammy awards.

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