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The series of concerts that started from the Amphitheater of Lake Tirana continues at the Gazi Music Hall in Athens on February 8 and at the Principal Club in Thessaloniki on February 13, 2020.

It is a musical collaboration of Greek and Albanian artists in order to strengthen the cultural relations between the two countries.

In the first phase, the popular Albanian band “The Three Bodyguards” – made up of the well-known musicians Elton Deda – Redon Makashi and Aleksandër Gjoka – with the help of the Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra of the neighboring country of Limestone, hosted Christos Albanian capital, attended by more than 1,500 spectators.

Now, at the Gazi Music Hall (Saturday, February 8) and at the Principal Club in Thessaloniki (February 13), ERT’s Contemporary Music Orchestra welcomes the “Three Bodyguards”. With them is Christos Dantis with the invited composer and bouzouki expert, Thanasis Polykandriotis.

On behalf of the “Three Bodyguards”, Elton Deda said: “The concert in Tirana proved once again that music does not divide, but unites peoples. The Albanian audience welcomed Dante with great warmth and he expressed his great satisfaction. We are convinced that in Greece, our joint concerts will have a similar reception and that the Albanians living in Greece will see something different and unprecedented. As for our Greek friends, we assure them that they will live an unforgettable concert “.

What is the message of these concerts for Dantis? “What we did in Tirana and you will see in Athens and Thessaloniki, is a sign of sympathy between the two peoples, because music has no borders, no homeland, no passports and I will support that. The concerts in Greece will also be of a high standard and you will see something you don’t expect… ”

Finally, Thanasis Polykandriotis, who has visited Albania many times, states: “I am very happy to be working with musicians from Albania in this original performance. Music is one and must unite peoples and soothe souls. The Balkans have incredible musical wealth and the partnership of the Greek distinguished bouzouki with the music of Albania can only unite “.

It should be noted that the event is under the auspices of the Albanian Embassy in
Athens and part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of the great earthquake of November 26, 2019 in Albania.

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