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About HONA

This will we the final gathering. HONA is 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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Blue skies, crystal clear water, a wide variety of musically oriented workshops, Mediterranean cuisine and the ethereal sound of handpan surrounding all these.
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HONA 2023

Workshops

“~ Some possible workshops for 2024 ( more to follow). ~

Intermediate Handpan Workshop with Patrizio Castrovinci

In this 1-hour workshop, Patrizio will guide you in creating melody, harmony and composition.

“Bouncing bodies” Dance Session with Fedra Fourouli

re-start body awakening through movement by Fedra Fourouli A wave of dance in the beautiful island of Naxos! While the sun is giving us the morning rays, let`s meet to dance, listen, feel the music and share our moves. A moment of pleasure and joy, moving, improvising, laughing, feeling good, being alive and living the

Creating complex harmonies and music using our voice with Heidi Albert

Creating complex harmonies and music using our voice    Music has always been an important part of human life. But by now, playing music together has somehow faded from our culture, saying that professional musicians should play music.   The human body is an amazing machine, our voice is the icing on the cake. The

“Encounters” Dance class with Fedra Fourouli

re-start body awareness through movement by Fedra Fourouli Body awareness through movement increases the ability to observe what is going on inside our body. “See” and “awake” the body through movement. Connect and use body parts in a different manner. Being centered is not just a biomechanical event, a static form. Finding alignment and inner

Transverse Flute (Side blown Flute) for beginners with Pia

The flute is one of the oldest instruments and has been mankind’s companion for thousands of years.In the workshop we will learn basic Techniques for the Transverse Flute. How to make a sound and how to improve it, the right posture, breathing techniques and of course try to play the first notes.We will practise on Yamaha

Poi workshop with Luiza

Poi – a type of juggling originating from the Maori tribe in New Zealand. Originally, it was a prop consisting of a cloth bag filled with sand or seeds, attached to the end of a string. Their main use was in training young warriors, which allowed them to gain dexterity, wrist flexibility and arm strength.

Yoga on the beach with Katerina

https://youtu.be/l9r4Fal13ZQ?si=0PZeYEe8vtdDug1N   Every day Katerina, our experienced local yoga instructor, will guide you through a one‐hour session on our beautiful beach.

Traditional Greek and Middle Eastern music with Ophia

Take a journey into the heart of Greek Traditional Music. Explore ancient scales, mesmerizing rhythms, odd meters and the fusion with Middle East modal music and complex maqams. Join us for a musical odyssey, where the echoes of Greece meet the mystique of the East.

Handpan Workshop with George Christakis

Discover essential techniques, explore captivating world rhythms, and embrace the joy of music-making. Whether you’re a experienced player or new to the instrument, come and connect with us through the music!

Mandala Art with Pam Gogh Marinelli

FROM THE HEART TO THE HAND, A STRONG CONNECTION. The earliest mandala is said to be on the cave walls as a “circle.” They are found are in essentially all cultures and religions. In Native American Culture with the “sacred hoop”, in Christianity with the “rose cathedral windows,” in the ancient Aztec Calendars, and in

Handpan improvisation workshop – making music together (Mandara)

The focus of this workshop is to flow together in jams! Lets experience together how to focus on your jampartners while playing and listening carefully! How to pick up impulses, develope and send them. How to create space for your partner and how to fill them yourself. Bring your own handpan or other instruments you

Bodhrán for beginners with Andreas

The Bodhrán is a frame-drum that offers a variety of sound possibilities. You will learn all the basics of bodhran-playing! How to find a comfortable postitioning with the instrument, how to play with the tipper. We will be looking into and trying out several ways of holding the tipper and find an easy swing with

Voice Activation with Dakimi

“Voice Activation: Unlock Your Voice! In this one-hour session we explore, express, and embrace the full potential of our voices, both in everyday life and through the art of singing.  Discover what is blocking you to release your (inner) voice, and find the magic of self-expression through voice activation.  We will use techniques to free our

KORAMA’S (AMAROK & MAR LOI): The art of jamming!

In this workshop we want to share with you our concept of “the art of jamming”!! Using some grooves & harmonic bases we’ll navigate into the important world of musical tools to enjoy playing together such as listening, communication without talking, dynamics, transitions together, kindness, intensity variations and much more,… For Intermediate & advanced levels.

West African drum circle with George Christakis

Get an introduction to West African rhythms at our Percussion Workshop! Whether you’re a beginner or pro, dive into the beats of the djembe and dun dun. Learn hand techniques, grooves, and the cultural roots behind the music. All levels welcome.

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

Macrame Workshop with Marianna

Facilitator ~Marianna Macramé is the art of crafting textiles with knots made by hand without the use of tools. It is an age old practice used to produce a variety of objects. From large scale objects such as curtains, wall hangings and hammocks to smaller objects such as belts, bags and jewellery. It is an

Event schedule for HONA 2024

Time Session Speakers Venue
From 10:00 ARRIVALS
18:00 - 19:00 Yoga On The Beach Beach
21:00 - 23:00 Raffle jam café/ stage
23:00 - ??? Beach Fire beach
Time Session Speakers Venue
08:00 - 10:30 Breakfast Café
08:30 - 09:30 YOGA on the beach with Katarina The beach
09:30 -10:30 Ido Baum handpan workshop Ido Baum Campsite
11:00 -12:00 Mandara Handpan improvisation workshop Mandara Campsite
14:30 -15:30 Greek Rhythms : Giorgo OPHIA Campsite
16:00 - 17:00 Mandara : silver flute for beginners Mandara Maragas Taverna
17:30 - 18:30 Encounters: Dance workshop (Fedra) Campsite
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner Maragas Taverna
21:00 - 21:50 LIVE: Mandakini Mandakini café/ stage
22:10 - 23:00 LIVE: Heidi Albert Heidi Albert café/ stage
23:20 - 00:10 LIVE: Alexandre Lora Alexandre Lora café/ stage
Time Session Speakers Venue
08:00 - 10:30 Breakfast Café
9:00-11:00 West African Drum Circle With Giorgos Christakis ( Ophia ) OPHIA Campsite
11:00 - 13:00 Alexandre Lora handpan workshop (extra fee) Campsite
11:00 - 12:30 Poi workshop with Luiza Campsite
14:00 - 16:00 SHOP & Mandala art with Pam Cafe & Campsite
16:30 - 17:30 Handpan For Beginners With Alexandre Lora Alexandre Lora Campsite
18:00 - 19:00 Yoga on the beach: Katerina Beach
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner (optional) Maragas Taverna
21:00 - 21:50 LIVE: Amarok Amarok Café / Stage
22_10 - 23:00 LIVE: Mar Loi Mar Loi Café / Stage
23:20 . 00:10 LIVE: Mandara Mandara Café / Stage
Time Session Speakers Venue
8:00 - 10:30 Breakfast Café
08:30 - 09:30 Yoga on the beach with Katerina Beach
09:30 - 12:00 Makrame : Marianna Campsite
13:00 - 14:00 Intermediate Handpan Workshop with Patrizio Castrovinci Patrizio Castrovinci Campsite
14:00 - 16:00 SHOP Café
15:00 - 16:00 Bodhran workshop: mandara Mandara Campsite
16:00 - 17:00 Creating Complex Harmonies And Music Using Our Voice With Heidi Albert Campsite
17:30 - 18:30 Bouncing Bodies: Dance: Fedra Campsite
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner (optional) Maragas Taverna
21:15 - 23:30 DJ Night (dance) Café / Stage
21:00 - 21:15 RAFFLE Café / Stage
23:30 - ??? Late beach fire Beach
Time Session Speakers Venue
08:00 - 10:30 Breakfast Café
09:00 - 10:00 Voice Activation With Dakimi Campsite
10:30 - 11:00 Poi Workshop With Luiza Campsite
11:30 - 12:30 Handpan workshop: Giorgo OPHIA Campsite
15:00 - 16:00 KORAMA’S (AMAROK & MAR LOI): The Art Of Jamming! Amarok Campsite
16 :30 - 17:30 Handpan Workshop With Ido Baum Ido Baum Campsite
18:00 - 19:00 Yoga on the beach: Katerina The Beach
19:00 - 20:00 Dinner Maragas Taverna
21:00 - 21:50 LIVE: Vassili and Christina (GABA Project) Café / Stage
22:10 - 23:00 LIVE: Patrizio Castrovinci Patrizio Castrovinci Café / Stage
22:20 - 00:10 LIVE: Ophia OPHIA Café / Stage
Time Session Speakers Venue
8:00 - 10:30 Breakfast Café
8:30 - 9:30 Yoga on the beach with Katerina Beach
10:30 - ??? DEPARURES

Tickets

~Tickets for HONA 2024 will be available from 2nd December ~

4 dinner package

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night dinner

Buffet: choice of vegan/ vegetarian / meat dishes

Salad bar

Bread

Wine and water to drink

Beach side setting

HONA Accommodation Upgrade (Optional, a BASIC Ticket is still needed !)

The ACCOMMODATION UPGRADE is ONLY needed for accommodation other than the basic camping included in Adult & Child tickets !

The Accommodation Upgrade is meant per PERSON also for the shared accomodation options !

THE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION OFFERS ARE:

Venue tent (+12 Euro)

1 bed in shared bed tent (+65 Euro)

Single bed tent (+95 Euro)

Single room (+200 Euro )

1 bed in double room (+110 Euro )

1 bed in studio for 2 (+125 Euro )

1 bed in studio for 3 (+100 Euro )

1 bed in studio for 4 (+90 Euro )

1 bed in luxury apartment (for a group of 4 ) (+180 Euro )

1 bed in superior studio for 2 (+200 Euro)

1 bed in superior studio for 3 (+160 Euro)

1 bed in apartment for 4 (+90 Euro )

Basic HONA Ticket for adults or children

Childrens’ tickets for ages 3-11.

Babies are free !

12+ need an adult ticket !

ALL HONA TICKETS INCLUDE:

5 Breakfasts

a place to pitch your own tent or caravan

3 live performance nights

A full activity programme

A DJ night

Beach fires

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