27 July - 1 August | Kato Drys, Cyprus
This workshop will reveal the virtues and positive facets of the instruments that have marked the tradition of Greece, through the hands and the aesthetic of one of the greatest living bouzouki players. The lessons will concentrate on the two important aspects of the Bouzouki (and other similar instruments): technical dexterity and the principles of improvisation, while paying special attention to “dromoi” and their harmonization.
Concerns professional musicians and advanced students of bouzouki, tzouras and baglamas.
* This particular workshop’s duration is 25 hours from the 27th until the 31st of July, only afternoon sessions
Manolis Pappos - Bio
Manolis Pappos is one of the most highly acclaimed bouzouki players, known to the public through his collaborations both live and in the studio (Ntalaras, Tsaligopoulou, Arvanitaki, Papademetriou etc). He was born in Pireaus in 1963 and since 1978 he began playing bouzouki, oud and guitar, expanding his studies of folk and traditional music. He has been working as a professional musician since 1982, performing in entertainment centers and concerts, while at the same time recording for known composers and performers. He has worked with Nikos Papazoglou, Dimitra Galani, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Giorgos Dalaras, Socrates Malamas, Orfeas Perides among others. He has also worked with Mikis Theodorakis on the opera Lycistrate, with Demetris Papadimitriou on the album Tragoudia Gia Tous Mines, and since 2004 he has become a permanent collaborator of the State Orchestra of Greek Music and Stavros Xarhakos. In 2003 he released an album called "Osa sou Moiazoun" with Universal, of his own music with lyrics by Elias Katsoulis, Alkinoos Ioannides, Christos Spourdalaki and Thanasis Papakonstantinou, performed by Sofia Papazoglou. The same year, the album Aigaio was also released, containing songs whose music and lyrics were written by Vassilis Drogkaris and himself for Yiorgos Kolozis' documentary called Aigaio Nin kai Aei.