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Earth Festival in Vlasti, Kozani Opens Today

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Earth Festival 2013 opens in Vlasti, Kozani announces this year’s Greek music Earth Festival that “combines the green mentality with music and other events.”  The festival opens today, July 11 in the mountain community of Vlasti:

This alternative ethnic festival will be held for the 13th year in succession, from 11 to 14 July, in the village of Vlasti, Kozani, by the Cultural Society of Vlasti, in collaboration with Environmental NGO ECOTOPIA. At an altitude of 1240 m, on the plateaus of Mt. Siniatsiko, greek and international artists will create a multicultural celebration, a meeting of cultures, in an attempt to promote the unique and prove that the coexisting of cultures can only be a feast. At the same time Earth Festival is promoting a different attitude of people towards nature, with respect to the values of the environment. 
The festival is a celebration of ecology that aims to transform environmental sensibility into a unique cultural experience, while promoting active participation and an alternative lifestyle.
The Earth Festival has been running since 2001, during the first 15 days of July, in the village at the heart of Western Macedonia region. It lasts 5 days and is visited by more than 10.000 visitors. This year’s Earth Festival will be once more a resistance to the commericialisation, flattening and homogenisation of art, culture and fun.
For 10th consecutive year, Vlasti Community will also organise Doumbia Musical Seminars from 23 July to 1 August, under the artistic direction of Mikis Michailidis. The seminars include piano, violin, viola/chamber music, violoncello, guitar, flute, clarinet voice/ opera, accompanist voice, conducting & accompanist.

Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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