officially, the long journey, the culmination of the carnival events, the presence of thousands of from patras,as well as visitors.
The George square once again is the starting point of the carnival events, the declaration of which the mayor of Patras Kostas Î ÎµÎ»ÎµÏ„Î¯Î´Î·Ï‚ .
See the program
Title of the programme, of which the music is curated by Nikos Touliatos, will be “The Percussion of Peace in the Opening Ceremony of the Carnival” and involved 106 musicians, dancers, singers (renowned professionals of high artistic caliber and amateurs), which will give a spectacular and dynamic musical dimension to the ceremony. Intense will be the patras color, since it involved many musicians from our city.
-The percussion group of the Olympic games Î—Î§ÎŸÎ”Î¡Î‘Î£Î—
Claus Î Î±Ï€Î±Î½Î¹ÎºÎ¿Î»Î¬ÎºÎ·Ï‚
– The group of African & Greek Percussion instruments To a group of Lefteris Grigoriou and the Global Daoulia. Involved 10 musicians and the Î£ÎµÎ½ÎµÎ³Î±Î»ÎÎ¶Î¿Ï‚ percussionist Dyoba Ngom
-The team of Brazilian percussion Bloco Swingueira
Manager: Angel Polichrono. Involved 10 musicians
– The Cuban group Havana Tropical
Seidel Borges Song
Yussef Beato Î¤Ï…Î¼Ï€Î¬Î»ÎµÏ‚, Voice
Javier Rico Gongas, Voice
Adam Androu Piano
– Percussion group with barrels Croussis
involved 50 people (20 from the dramatic school of Delos, 20 from the drama school of the DEAD.IP.TEMPERATURE. Patras and 10 from the school of drums of Vangelis Goumas “Î”Î¯Î·Ï‡Î¿”).
1. Sophia Hadrian’s Song
2. Dimitris Karagiannis Saxophone
3. Stelios Î“ÎµÎ½ÎµÏÎ¬Î»Î·Ï‚ Percussion
4. Alice ÎœÏ€Î¿Ï…Î»Ï„Î±Î´Î¬ÎºÎ· (former athlete of Rhythmic Gymnastics-a member of the Greek National team Rhythmic Gymnastics) Dance
5. ÎœÎ±ÏÎ¿Ï…Ï„ÏƒÎÎ»Î± Î“Î±ÏƒÏ€Î±ÏÎ¬Ï„Î¿Ï… mezzo soprano Song
6. Fanny Î¤ÏƒÎ±ÏŠÎ»Î¬ÎºÎ· (from Patras) Song
7. Elena Î¦ÎÎ½Ï„ÎºÎ¿ Piano
8. Maria Karamanis (from Patras) Song
9. Nadia Anthopoulou (from Patras) Song
10. Elias Lampropoulos (greece) Woodwinds
11. Nikos Î Î»ÎÎ³Î±Ï‚ (from Patras) Piano
12. George Rizos Guitar
1. Life Î¤Î·Î³Î±Î½Î¿ÏÏÎ¹Î± Accordion
2. Simone Mongelli-Percussion
3. Vangelis Goumas (from Patras) Percussion
A total of 106 musicians, dancers, singers from 6 countries on stage.
Art direction-directed opening ceremony: Nikos Touliatos.
Sound engineer, responsible for the design Alexander Î£ÎºÏÎµÎ¼ÏÎ´Î±Ï‚.
At the opening ceremony through a journey of voices, movement, songs and traditional percussion instruments will join Greece, Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, and Italy to end up with the percussion group of the 2004 Olympic games of Athens at the opening of the Carnival for 2016 from the Chairman of the Public utility Company of the Municipality of Patras ‘Carnival of Patras” Nico Î§ÏÏ…ÏƒÎ¿Î²Î¹Ï„ÏƒÎ¬Î½Î¿ and the Mayor of Patras Kostas Î ÎµÎ»ÎµÏ„Î¯Î´Î·.
The Mayor of Patras, in the context of the ritual, will declare the official start of the Carnival 2016. With a proper “carnival” solemnity and through ÏƒÎ¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿Ï€ÏŒÎ»ÎµÎ¼Î¿Ï… of the five associations of ÏƒÎ¿ÎºÎ¿Î»Î±Ï„Î¿ÏÎ¹Ï‡Ï„ÏŽÎ½, the joyous news of the launch of the Carnival will send out a message of optimism in all of Greece. Message of peace, of struggle, of hope and of joy from the top of a kind institution in the country.
Immediately after, with the sound of percussion instruments that produce the percussion groups completed by the group Croussis of 50 barrel it will start the concert with songs from around the world and the participation of great artists, who will perform with the cheerful and extroverted tunes. For the first time will join musicians from 5 countries, with top Greek musicians and with the partnership of 10 from patras musicians and 50 student actors and musicians on a journey in the world with the percussion and the voices of peace.
Then will appear for two songs as a surprise for the band Nigma, the band Ilito and currently, she Nikos Adam.
The party and the carnival fun will last late into the night with djs Stelios Î‘Ï€Î¿ÏƒÏ„Î¿Î»ÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï…Î»Î¿, Gogos, Luigi and Sarantis, who will take the fun in the square.
Presenter of the Opening Ceremony of the Carnival will be Natasha Î¤ÏÎ±Î³Î¿Ï…ÏƒÏ„Î®, closely linked to the presence of unforgettable earlier moments of the institution. The return of Natasha Î¤ÏÎ±Î³Î¿Ï…ÏƒÏ„Î®, with a big appetite and with the special knowledge of the is making a comeback after many years in the great feast of Patras, is also a special feature of this year’s ceremony.
Town crier will be Dimitris Î§Î¿Ï…ÏÎ´Î¿ÏÎ¼Î·Ï‚.
The Opening Ceremony of the Carnival 2016 takes place with the collaboration of the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Patras and the support of the MUNICIPAL regional theatre of Patras. Also should be noted the contribution of Carnivals Laboratory of the Municipality of Patras.
H a public Benefit Company of the Municipality of Patras ‘Carnival of Patras” is thankful for the selfless and voluntary participation the Alice ÎœÏ€Î¿Ï…Î»Ï„Î±Î´Î¬ÎºÎ· (former athlete of Rhythmic Gymnastics-a member of the Greek National team Rhythmic Gymnastics), ÎœÎ±ÏÎ¿Ï…Ï„ÏƒÎÎ»Î± Î“Î±ÏƒÏ€Î±ÏÎ¬Ï„Î¿Ï… mezzo soprano, pianist Elena Î¦ÎÎ½Ï„ÎºÎ¿, the percussion group with barrels Croussis, the four djs Stelios Î‘Ï€Î¿ÏƒÏ„Î¿Î»ÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï…Î»Î¿, Gogos, Luigi and Sarantis, the band Nigma, the band Ilito and Patras Nikos Adam and the supporters of the opening ceremony.
The Opening Ceremony of the Carnival 2016 takes place with the collaboration of the Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Patras and with the support of the MUNICIPAL regional theatre of Patras. Also should be noted the contribution of Carnivals Laboratory of the Municipality of Patras.