ETHNIC MUSIC

2nd Kosmos Festival
The 2nd Kosmos Festival is back in Athens and will take place on June 11 and 12 at the “Melina Mercouri” Vrahon Theatre, with some of the most notable contemporary sounds in ethnic, soul, and jazz music.
The Specials, Dub Inc and Staff Benda Bilili perform on June 11, while Ojos de Brujo, Shantel, Amparo Sanchez and the Smoking Bandits will appear June 12.
Indian Music @ Benaki Museum
Four Indian musicians, who represent the two leading styles of traditional Indian music, Dhrupad and Khayal and one of the most ethereal Kathak dancers in India will transport the audience to the core of Indian civilisation, through a unique experience of intellectual and emotional renaissance. At the Pireos Street Annex of the Benaki Museum, on June 12

OPERA
The Greek National Opera will give four performances of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma, directed by Spyros Evangelatos, at the Herod Atticus Odeon, on June 12-13 and 18-19.
HAPPENINGS
For the second year, the Athens Fringe Festival opens its doors at the City of Athens Technopolis venue from June 16 to 20.
The event features a number of artistic events, including music, theatre, dance, visual arts, and literature.
PERFORMING ARTS
Martin Zimmermann and Dimitri de Perrot will appear in Athens as part of the Greek Festival 2010, for a performance that combines mastery of the arts of the circus, dance, music and visual arts from June 10 to 12.