Parians like music and live music is a norm during the summer. Last night there was a free concert at Parikia’s Manto Mavrogenous Square by Pantelis Thalassinos, a well-known Greek singer who spends much of his time on Paros. Wasn’t it lovely of him to give back to the island he loves so much?
Yiannis Parios is a well-known singer from Paros. A few years ago he gave a concert, too. It wasn’t free but he donated the proceeds towards buying a much needed air ambulance to transport islanders to a hospital in Athens, if necessary.
Generosity is a form of aesthetics.
And every year my friend, Athena Perantinou, organizes the Jazz Academy here on Paros. Soon the port of Parikia will be full of people getting off the boat with musical instruments. It gives a frizz to the air. People who have never met will soon be moved by the same music.
Music helps us connect to others.
Have you seen the video of Helen Keller at Martha Graham’s Dance Studio? Incredible! Despite the fact that she is deaf, Helen can feel the music’s vibrations and moves her hand in tune with its rhythm.
Rhythm is magical enticing the body to move. And movement is medicine.