07.07.2020, Greece, Paxos Island
Irish Wings IV – The Hostage. Homage to the Irish poet and author Brendan Behan organized by the Festival of Paxos. Maria Farantouri renders fragments from his work The Hostage, set to music by Mikis Theodorakis and adapted in Greek by Vassilis Rotas, accompanied by Takis Farazis (piano), Heracles Zakkas (bouzouki) and David Lynch (sax & flute). Poet Paul Mauldoon presents to the Greek audience the legendary group of Celtic rock Horslips and the Irish virtuoso fiddler Martin Hayes.
15.10.2020, Austria, Salzburg, University of Salzburg, Great Hall
Songs that made History. Maria Farantouri -in the frame of the First Ernst Bloch Symposium on the topic of Utopia & Resistance– interprets songs for the democratic values and humanity accompanied by Takis Farazis (piano), Heracles Zakkas (bouzouki) and David Lynch (sax & flute).