Music through the lens: 4th Rock Aid Festival
This is not the usual concert shooting; I mean, it was a concert, and a bloody good one at that, but the purpose goes deeper than just passing a great evening listening to exciting Rock bands.
As you may, or may not, know, Greece continues to be in a state of deep financial and humanitarian crisis, for the last few years. As a result, many people have found themselves in a limited social security status, often having trouble with much needed medicine. The unexpected flow of refugees during the last couple of years, which, naturally, are uninsured and in need of much help, made things even more difficult.
Fortunately there are people that decided to take action to help alleviate this issue, at least in their local community. Such a person is Giannis Komninos, who, along with his team of colleagues is organizing this Rock Aid festival during the last 4 years. Participant bands are volunteering and spectators don’t have to pay a ticket, but rather bring along a box of unused medicine they may have lying around; these go the local municipal health care center.
This year’s festival comprised four local bands, all with their own material and great presence and potential, which literally rocked the place (a local outdoors amphitheater) and made everyone who decided to be there this Saturday night, very happy. Here are the bands sites, for everyone interested in listening to their music:
Here is a short gallery from the event, and I wish I’ll be there next year, and for as many years as needed
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