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About HONA

A gathering where time stops. When unity is the only reality. Unity expressed as love. Love as sound.

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On the beautiful island of Naxos, deep in nature’s pure landscape, where the sun sets golden and the sea meets the sky.
In the heart of the Cyclades, where the seat of Poseidon once was, we are willing to offer and receive our blessings in sound.
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For the third year in a row, HONA 2020 will be hosted at the beautiful beach of Agia Anna, in Maragas Camping.
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Blue skies, crystal clear water, wonderful performances, a wide variety of musically oriented workshops, mediterranean cuisine and the ethereal sound of handpan surrounding all these.
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HONA Aftermovie 2019

The programme

Last year's programme- details of 2020 later.

Time Session Speakers Venue
10:00 - 23:00 Arrivals Maragas Camping
17:00 - 18:30 Qigong Alexandros Elion The Beach
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner The Tavern
21:30.. Opening Ceremony Kelados ensemble Camping Area
Time Session Speakers Venue
8:30 - 9:30 Morning Yoga Athena Baziotopoulou The Beach
08:00 - 11:00 Breakfast Cafeteria/Camping site
9:30 - 10:30 Singing Circle Marlia Project Camping Site
10:30 - 12:30 Beginner's Handpan Camping Site
11:00 - 13:00 Ritual Trance Dance Poliana Dimitropoulou (RHEA Temple) The beach
15:00 - 17:00 The Experience Of Rhythm From Ancient Greece Until Today Monika & Angelos Camping Site
15:00 - 18:00 Music of the Sun Camping Site
17:30 - 19:00 Oriental Beats
18:00 - 19:00 Sunset QiGong Alexandros Elion Camping Site
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner The Tavern
21:30 - 01:00 Concerts Alexandre Lora Camping Site
Time Session Speakers Venue
8:30 - 9:30 Morning QiGong Alexandros Elion The beach
08:00 - 11:00 Breakfast Cafeteria/Camping site
9:30 - 10:30 Singing Circle Marlia Project Camping Site
10:30 - 12:30 Makrame Woskshop Chief of Nothing Camping Site
11:00 - 16:00 Paint Your Own Evatek With Pam! Pam Gogh Marinelli Camping Site
15:00 - 17:00 Handpan tricks / techniques Kabeçao Camping Site
17:00 - 19:00 Handpan Workshop with Archer & Tripp Camping Site
18:00 - 19:00 Sunset Yoga Athena Baziotopoulou The Beach
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner The Tavern
21:30 - 01:00 Concerts Kabeçao Marlia Project Camping Site
Time Session Speakers Venue
8:30 - 9:30 Morning Yoga Athena Baziotopoulou The beach
08:00 - 11:00 Breakfast Cafeteria/Camping site
9:30 - 10:30 Singing Circle Marlia Project Camping Site
10:30 - 12:00 A Healing Journey through Sound Monika & Angelos Camping Site
15:00 - 18:00 Native American Flute Workshop Menandros & Leontis Camping Site
17:30 - 19:00 Sufi Ηeart Dance Poliana Dimitropoulou (RHEA Temple) The beach
18:00 - 19:00 Sunset Qigong Alexandros Elion The beach
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner The Tavern
21:30 - 01:00 Concerts Camping Site
Time Session Speakers Venue
8:30 - 9:30 Qigong Alexandros Elion The beach
08:00 - 11:00 Breakfast Cafeteria/Camping site
9:30 - 10:30 Singing Circle Marlia Project Camping Site
10:00 - 12:00 Farewell

Workshops

~ Here you may find a list of Workshops that will be offered at HONA 2020. All Workshops are Free with a Ticket. Follow the Workshops menu tab to see more ~

Handpan tricks / techniques with Kabeção

The connection between a musician and their instrument is something very special and unique. Only with a burning devotion and experience can one create a deep connection. Elements of Groove, Emotions, and “Something to Say” is fundamental in how you approach your instrument. This, of course, can be applied to your Handpan and ALL other

The experience of rhythms from the East Mediterranean

Rhythm cycles, vibration, flow. We will create a tapestry of sound by weaving different rhythmic patterns and ornaments into a flowing composition. Framedrums and other percussion instruments are appreciated. Facilitators: Monika & Angelos Duration  ~2h

Qigong. The art of movement with Alexandros Elion

Facilitator ~ Alexandros Elion There are four types of motion that correspond to the elements. Water is slow and relaxed,  Earth slow and dynamic, Fire explosive and Air fast with fluctuations. Our body blooms and exercises evenly. Duration ~1h * * Personal healing sessions can be arranged at the venue for an additional fee.  

Ritual Trance Dance & Sufi Ηeart Dance with Poliana

Facilitator ~ Poliana Dimitropoulou (RHEA Temple) Ritual Trance Dance A deep meditative, free flow dance ritual that will be performed blindfolded (please bring bandanas/scarfs!) Its roots come from shamanic traditions where dancing in darkness was an initiation to the spirit world. Limiting the sense of sight, we activate all the rest of the senses while our

A Healing Journey Through Sound

Touching the essence of our emotional body, entering the realm of intuition and remembrance, where energy shifts are possible. Guided by sounds from sacred music traditions of the East. ~ Monika & Angelo Duration: 1h30m

Singing With Marlia

“Rising Voice” is a vocal workshop for anyone who wants to activate and open their voice. In this workshop we hum, we tone, we sound, we sigh, we harmonize and we sing, reconnecting to our true inner voice. We practice techniques to breathe, speak and chant with awareness, full presence, ease and trust within a

Composition of new melodies at Handpan with Quentin Kayser

This workshop will be dedicated to the composition of new melodies at Handpan Every musician finds himself from time to time facing the lack of inspiration to compose, this workshop will teach you some specific techniques to find this inspiration that tends to hide deep inside of us. Presentation of some key points of this

Handpan for Beginners with Alexandre Lora

With his wealth of experience and warm personality, Alexandre will guide beginners in the discovery of their inner rhythm and to gain confidence on their handpans. Facilitator: Alexandre Lora

Amy Naylor

Creation and Connection: In this workshop, we will create music and sound together. No matter which handpan scales we have, no matter how diverse our playing ability, and no matter how well we know each other. We will go right back to the beginning to explore different ways of engaging our bodies and voices so

Paint your Own Evatek with Pam!

Facilitator  ~ Pam Gogh Marinelli Discover the hidden artist inside you ! Bring your own hardcase, think about what you want to paint and Pam will guide and teach you how to do it! We will be offering a special workshop led by the amazing Pam Gogh Marinelli to paint your own Evatek . To reserve

Tickets

~ Tickets for HONA 2020 will be available in January ~

HONA Economy (Camping)

4-Day Camping Accommodation

Music Performances

Breakfast and Dinner

Access to Workshops

Transportation to and from the venue

HONA Full Pass (Shared Bedtent)

4-Day Shared Bedtent Accommodation

Music Performances

Breakfast and Dinner

Access to Workshops

Transportation to and from the venue

HONA (Single Day) Festival Pass

Music Performances

Access to Workshops

HONA Full Pass (Shared Room)

4-Day Shared Room Accommodation

Music Performances

Breakfast and Dinner

Access to Workshops

Transportation to and from the venue

HONA Full Pass (Single room)

Only 6 available!

Music Performances

4-Day Single Room Accommodation

Breakfast and Dinner

Access to Workshops

Transportation to and from the venue

Sponsors