Entertainment Mikis Theodorakis: Greece's poet of freedom

13:08  29 july  2020
13:08  29 july  2020 Source:   dw.com

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Born in 1925, Mikis Theodorakis ' long and celebrated life, despite his struggles, has included many highlights. Besides numerous film scores and many stage works, Mikis Theodorakis also wrote chamber music, cantatas, oratorios and hymns.

While in Greece his music fired the people' s search for their own modern cultural identity, the composer continued the political struggle as a member of In exile, he also wrote the music of the revolutionary Canto General from the pen of Chilean poet , Pablo Neruda. Mikis Theodorakis in his Athens home

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Live rock music returned to a London venue for the first time since lockdown last night as singer-songwriter Frank Turner performed a socially-distanced gig to roadtest new government safety measures.

A sparse audience, less than a fifth of the size of the Clapham Grand’s 1,250 capacity, filed in at intervals after being temperature-checked. Instead of queueing at the bar, they ordered drinks to tables that were spread across the stalls and circle. Polite applause replaced cheers in the moshpit — singing along and dancing were strictly off-limits.

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Mikis Theodorakis tells about the murder of Sotiris Petroula Today, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 55, is 55 years since the murder of student ′′ Lambraki ′′ Sotiris Petroula. The next day, Lambraki s ' farewell to Sotiris forever, singing. And the next day they continued the struggle for Democracy, Freedom and

Turner, 38, whose tracks include I Still Believe and The Way I Tend To Be, has been streaming shows from his flat to fundraise for grassroots venues since his last live show in Southend almost five months ago.

He said he was thrilled to perform in front of an audience again, telling last night’s crowd: “When lockdown happened, I lost my job for a time, I lost my identity.”

Ally Wolf, manager of the Grand, one of the capital’s oldest and biggest independent venues, said he was pleased to see customers and staff back. But he warned that the pilot gig was not a financially viable model for the majority of venues, particularly smaller ones. “It can’t be the future for live music, it can’t be the future for venues,” he said.

A £1.57 billion support package for the arts has already been announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, but critics want social-distancing rules to be relaxed further.

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Mikis Theodorakis ' compositions are mostly written on poems of Greek poets like Konstantinos Kavafis, Yannis Ritsos, George Seferis, Tassos Leivaditis, Angelos Sikelianos, Andreas Kalvos, Nikos Gatsos, Dionysios Solomos, and Odysseas Elytis. The poem of the Chilean Pablo Neruda

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Before the show, Turner said: “Ever since lockdown put a stop to live performances, like most people I’ve been waiting for that glorious day when we’d get back to a ‘normal’ gig again. Today is not that day — we’re facing a serious and unprecedented global pandemic. But both I and my friends at the Clapham Grand are keen to work with the Government to work out how we get closer to that moment, so, at their request, we’re putting together a pilot show to see how live music can move forward. It feels like it’s a small step in the right direction for me and my industry.”

Last night’s gig-goers appeared to enjoy themselves despite the unusual circumstances. One called Michele said it was “a moment in history” and “amazing to be part of something and all the positive spirit”.

The show came after Boris Johnson signalled the return of some live music events from August 1, when socially distanced audiences will be able to attend indoor performances in theatres, music halls and other venues.

From October, “audiences in stadia”, conferences and other events may also be able to restart, subject to more successful pilots.

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