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The Historical Chinese-Greek Crossover Album AEGEAN Now Officially Released in China!

 


 

On 1st June 2016, Meet Music, the Meet Culture’s music label company officially released the first ever Chinese-Greek crossover album AEGEAN in mainland China. In the meantime, in  Taiwan, Meet Culture has signed this album to PBC Music who has also officially published in Taiwan and online globally.

This historical album AEGEAN was recorded by acclaimed Chinese Guzheng virtuoso Chang Jing, Xiao (Chinese flute) musician Zhang Di and ancient Greek Lyre band Lyre 'n' Rhapsody in Athens, during the culture exchange project "Sound of Silk" Chang Jing Music Travel in Greece in October 2015, initiated and organized by Meet Culture, a culture company based in Athens focusing on the culture exchange between China and Greece.

Chang Jing is one of China’s most exceptional Guzheng virtuosos. She captivated the attention of the world with the beautiful melody of Guzheng, an ancient stringed instrument, as the soloist in the Opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She also performed together with the famous Greek musician Yanni in 2013 CCTV Spring Festival Gala with an audience of 700 million. Her enchanting performance that combines singing and reciting classic Chinese poetry also made her a royal teacher of the Princess of Thailand.

Lyre 'n' Rhapsody consisting of the Greek musicians Aliki Markantonatou, Areti Miggou and Athena Chioti is one of the few Greek bands devoted to the revival of ancient Greek music in a modern dialogue.

Most of the pieces in AEGEAN are improvisations and some inspired by ancient melodies. The recording of this album was like the meeting between the two ancient civilizations who have been awaited for thousands of years.

Earlier this year, the MV of Golden Mist, the hit song of this album AEGEAN, has already been released in both China and Greece, which could be viewed through https://youtu.be/dwKK5GlIp8s.

Meet Music will continue more projects to contribute to the music exchange of the two countries, and for cooperations, they can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 


 

  

Aces, a new Athenian “symposium”

AN ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INITIATIVE, HOSTED FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR IN ATHENS!

 

An excellent example of contemporary metropolitan airports that are much more than mere infrastructure providers, is Athens. Apart from an important international hub, the Athens airport constitutes a significant driver of growth on a local and national scale; on top of its everyday multidimensional activities, it strategically places a focus on supporting and enhancing Athens’ attractiveness as a destination, through targeted initiatives and co-operations, synergies with tourism organizations and associations, and by sharing its know-how and expertise. In this frame, back in 2013, the idea of the first 1st Airport Chief Executives Symposium was conceived: under the acronym ACES, the Symposium aimed to foster the constructive dialogue and the exchange of views on special topics of the aviation industry, undertaking, at the same time, initiatives for the strengthening of Athens as a tourism destination.


 

 

In November 2015, the 3rd ACES – Athens, with the participation of more than 140 aviation, tourism & finance top executives, focused on:
- hub airports serving their destinations and O&D strategy vs hubbing
- recent developments on EU Aviation Package

Moreover, keynote speakers Angela Gittens, Director General ACI World, and Olivier Jankovec, Director General ACI Europe, referred to the ever-changing conditions and challenges in the global aviation sector, whereas, in his speech, Dr. Stefan Schulte, CEO, Fraport AG, referred analytically on behalf of the FRAPORT AG-SLENTEL Ltd consortium to the privatization and prospects of the Greek regional airports. The Athens International Airport CEO, Yiannis Paraschis, presented on the occasion of the Symposium a first “taste” of the new, inspired campaign ‘Speak AΘenian. Be an AΘenian’, that will promote Athens internationally during 2016, and highlighted: “At a very positive moment for traffic development in our city and airport, yet in an ever-changing and volatile sector, ACES became, for a third consecutive year, an ideal platform of synthesis of ideas and opinions at the highest level, and underlined the importance of the exchange of views and constructive dialogue.”

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