Yakinthia 2009 – The shepherds of the Mediterranean

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Crete, called for the first time in the history of Yakinthia, the Mediterranean shepherds, from 24 July to 2 August 2009. Shepherds from Crete, Spain, Corsica, Ayvalık, and shepherds of the Desert ... in a unique cultural meeting ...
The theater of St. Hyacinth in Anogeia, is a reference of Mediterranean cultural exchanges. The brave look of Anogeian shepherds, met with the free shepherds of Spain and independent shepherds of Corsica with their "primitive" shepherds from Madares in Chania, their "instinctive" shepherds of the Desert (Tuareg), and with the ascetic way of life of Turk shepherds from Ayvalık.
Common point, the ancient greatness that goes back to the past in their own legend about stories outlawed.
Visitors of Anogeia attended events for the shearing of sheep, the cheese making, they tasted the flavors of food and cheese, and listened to the music of the Mediterranean countries involved. To preserve the traditions and values and to become economically viable in the modern world.
The groups were represented by their shepherd, musicians and dancers. In some cases accompanied by a representative from the local development company presented to the Greek public, both local products of farming, and the ways growth chosen by the region (agro-tourism). They also had with them audiovisual material (photos / film) on their own pastoral life.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Friday, July 24
SHEPHERDS OF ANOGEIA
4.00pm The shearing of sheep
6:00 pm Cheese production - from Anogeian shepherds
8.00 pm The former mayor of Anogeia George Klados opens this year's Yakinthia. Speech on "The role of the mother in the family of a shepherd»
9.00 pm First presentation of the book "Lefteris and Irene" by Kostas Manouras from the University of Crete publications
9:30 pm Musical evening with Nikiforos Aerakis - George Vrentzos
A feast with Anogeian shepherds and known dance groups

Saturday, July 25

SHEPHERDS OF ANOGEIA
6:00 pm Cheese production - from Anogeian shepherds
8:30 pm Presentation of the book "Yannis Dramountanis - Stefanogiannis" (Chief of Anogeia and Upper Mylopotamos 1941-1944) by George Kalogerakis (Speech of Former Minister Phivos Ioannides)
9:30 PM Concert with Evanthia Reboutsika, Panagiotis Kalantzopoulos and Elli Paspala

Sunday, July 26

SHEPHERDS FROM SPAIN
6:00 pm cheese production - by Spanish shepherds
9:00 pm Sung by "SANADES" (7 female voices)
10:00 pm "Flamengo", music, dances and songs of the Spanish

Monday, July 27

SHEPHERDS OF CORSICA (FRANCE)
6:00 pm Cheese production - by Corsican shepherds
8:30 pm Presentation of the book "The devil inside him " for poet Nikos Kavvadias by Mitsos Kasolas
9:30 pm Music, dances and songs of the Corsicans

Tuesday July 28

SHEPHERDS FROM MADARES Chania
6:00 pm cheese production - traditional Cretan songs and dance
9:30 pm "The music of the universe and the initial light" speech - talk by George Grammatikakis
10:30 Sonia Theodoridou in Mediterranean songs

Wednesday July 29

SHEPHERDS OF THE DESERT (Tuareg)
6:00 pm Cheese production - from the desert shepherds
8:00 pm Lecture by Anna Tziropoulou - Efstathiou (university professor) on "Homer shepherds»
9:00 pm Music dances and songs from the desert shepherds
10:30 PM Concert of Psarantonis

Thursday, July 30

TURKISH SHEPHERDS FROM AIVALI
6:00 pm cheese production - by Turkish shepherds
8:00 pm Presentation of Kostas Zouraris latest book on Makrygiannis
9:30 pm Music by Muammer Ketentzoglou and orchestra in Turkish and Greek songs from Asia Minor and Cappadocia

Friday, July 31

9:00 pm Mario with the band and the Morpho Tsaireli with Heracles Vavatsikas (accordion)

Saturday, August 1st 10:00 pm

Great concert with Manolis Rasoulis - Orpheus Peridis

Sunday, August 2

9:30 pm The Municipality of Heraklion hosts Yakinthia. Festives closed Yakinthia by the sea (Karavola beach). The Anogeian shepherds with shepherds from the desert were cheese-making, and cooking for locals. Then music and dances from Anogeian and desert shepherds. Followed by a concert of Vassilis Stavrakakis. Thanasis Mavrokostas and his group danced.

- People tasted the flavors of the food of the Mediterranean countries involved
SIDE EVENTS
-Exhibition of the gifts of Psiloritis mountain and of the countries that participated in the festival
-Exhibition Of Photography by George Petrakis on "the mitata", in the cafes and the square of Anogeia