The Blues | Athens | July 2 & 3


“Homesickness Blues: Greek Immigrants at the Basement of the USA” is a Greek Festival performance designed by Kostas Vomvolos to explore the similarities between early American swing and blues pieces and what is known as Greek “urban” music immortalized in recordings by Greeks who immigrated to the USA. The performance includes excerpts from Maria Sarantopoulou-Oikonomidou’s book “The Greeks of America as I Saw Them,” published in 1916, in which she recounts her experiences from a 1913 trip to the USA. The shows in the Pireos 260 venue's garden start at 10 p.m. on both nights and tickets cost 13 euros.

Pireos 260, 260 Pireos, www.greekfestival.gr