a feast of music and culture
Hank Jones, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Brown, Abbey Lincoln, Charlie Haden, Cassandra Wilson, Cesaria Evora, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Arturo Sandoval, Charles Lloyd, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tord Gustavsen, Lizz Wright, Yaron Herman, Youn Sun Nah, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Brad Mehldau, Esbjorn Svensson, Omar Sosa, Milton Nascimento, Peter Greenaway, Michel Legrand, Alison Moyet, Nikos Papazoglou, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Eleni Karaindrou, Alkisitis Protopsalti, Stavros Xarchakos, Thanos Mikroutsikos are just a few of the famous names that have left their mark by appearing at the Sani Festival, the only private-sector initiative international festival in Greece with such a significant presence both at home and abroad, a valued institution in our country’s cultural setting with its uninterrupted 23 year existence. Rarely has a private-sector initiative cultural institution reached such a level of completeness, originality and innovation, with regard to the choice of artists, as at the Sani Festival. Its ever faithful public, outstanding participants, excellent organization, international impact, and ongoing renewal bear witness to this.
The objective will be the same as ever: communication and interaction between artists and public within a broad social context – with the special features of the event allowing it to bring together under one roof people of many different backgrounds and cultures.