Always fresh, unpredictable and unique, Melitzazz is a colourful multinational gathering of cultures. The festival offers a collection of ethno-jazz and world music, dance, exhibitions and artistic events, plus a delicious fusion of local and international gastronomy. Leonidio, location of the festival and home of the unique Tsakonian aubergine, is a traditional stone-built town whose picturesque paved alleys, squares and historic buildings host the events and happenings over 5 days in July.
On October 10, 2017, EUROPALIA kicks off, this time with a festival about Indonesia. A country about which little is known in Europe beyond its associations with rijsttafels, peanut sauce and Balinese beaches. All very lovely, but extremely limited and stereotypical… Together with dozens of artistic partners and curators from Indonesia and Europe, a programme was developed that not only offers compelling perspectives on the guest country, but also on ourselves.