Thursday, July 29, 2010

Country roads on Samos

Driving on the road on Samos island can be a lot of fun, especially in spring, when the countryside is full of blooming flowers and bushes. Here are three examples from end of May 2010:

a.) Going downhill from Ambelos to Ag. Konstantinos on the north coast (Part 1 of 4):

b.) Driving along the road on the north coast of Samos in the Svala/Kampos region (part 1 of 2)

c.) On the road from Balos to Pirgos in the south of Samos (part 4 of 4)

The other parts you can find easily in my videochannel on YouTube

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Avlakia session: Cloud of Unknowing

The dutch musicians Ad Vanderveen & Kersten de Ligny and greek musician Dimos Kassapidis performing together, playing the song " Cloud of Unknowing".
Recorded "live" 10 meters away from the lovely blue waters of the aegean sea in the small village of Avlakia on the north coast of the island of Samos, Greece, July 2010.

Despite wind jammer used some wind noises due to strong Meltemi winds blowing.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ad Vanderveen and Kersten de Ligny on Samos!

The two dutch professional musicians Ad Vanderveen and Kersten de Ligny came to Samos for the third time for a holiday. They fell in love with the island and became friends with the greek musician Dimos Kassapidis. Dimos came to know the music of Ad some years ago via dutch visitors on Samos island and is playing some of the songs composed by Ad.

Ad and Kersten have recorded several CDs and you can find videoclips of them on YouTube and Vimeo, e.g. this one:

This year, I met them on Samos for the first time during last week when they were playing at the Hotel "Doryssa Seaside resort" together with Dimos.

Two days ago, on Friday night, they gave a concert with two sets in the restaurant "Archontóspito" on the square in Kontakeika. Unfortunately, a cool Meltemi wind was blowing strong. But nevertheless, all tables were occupied. And the greek audience liked the music.

Besides Ad and Kersten, a young local greek singer was playing, first set alone, then later in the night accompanied by two fellow musicians:

On Saturday we did some recording of a more or less spontaneous jam session in Avlakia on the north coast. Ad, Kersten and Dimos performed several songs, e.g. "This fleeting life" "Cloud of unknowing" and "If I needed you".
To get a first impression, please watch the following videoclip:

I will post some more material in a while.