Poetry across cultures

British poet David Harsent and Greek composer Thanos Mikroutsikos joined the British Ambassador, John Kittmer and guests in an event at the British Embassy in Athens. The event was organized  to mark the 25th anniversary since the death of Yannis Ritsos.

David Harsent presented English versions of Ritsos’ work.

Composer Thanos Mikroutsikos and singer Kostas Thomaidis performed superbly Mikroutsikos’ setting of Ritsos’ “Moonlight Sonata”, as well as some songs from Mikis Theodorakis’ “Romiosyni” and “Epitaphios”.

SOURCE: British Embassy Athens