NAXOS AS CALIFORNIA IN THE SEVENTIES

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A series of b&w shots taken in Naxos, Cyclades, Greece, during the summers of 2015 and 2016 that remind me of California in the Seventies . No details reveal the real location of the set; just …

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! Just seven months before we’re back in our island. We’re counting the days…

OCTOPUS MAN

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After the sunset, the Octopus Man comes from the old house in Chora to taste the sap of the island. Nobody knows who he is, but the island has accepted him … The Greek night follows him up and down the narrow streets of the Kastro… just until sunrise…

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GREEK UNDERWORLD MUSIC IN NAXOS

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No words, it could be dangerous! But how to remain silent when we hear this unexpected and beautiful music coming from the depth of the human being. Sometimes, musical notes rise to the stars from the heart of the Kastro and conquer the night. Rebetiko or mortika, call it the way you prefer. Follow it to…

Finding It on CD is easier: AAVV, Mortika. Rare Vintage Recordings from a Greek Underworld, Arko Records 2005

http://www.mustrad.org.uk/reviews/mortika.htm

THE DOOR OF NAXOS PERCEPTIONS

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Coming down from the top of the Kastro you can happen to pass this door. The smell of old stone and old wood is swept away by the warm aroma of the sun and the salt blown by the wind. Now that you belong to the past of the island for a while, melt into the mystical summer of Naxos. Now you belong to the island.

P.S. Don’t forget to play loud on your IPod Kadavar’s Abra Kadavar or Spiritual Beggar’s Earth Blues.

PINK WINDOW IN THE KASTRO

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Not so easy to find but impossible to forget, trust us! The sight of this ruined window in the Venetian Kastro rekindles passion for the island and makes your imagination fly to the distant past when Greeks and Venetian helped forge the myth of Naxos. Who looked from it and what to see?  We still ask ourselves after many years and perhaps this is one of the reasons why every July we plunge back into the Aegean sea.

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