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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 second year in a row, HONA 2019 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 2018
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Performers

~ For this year our list of performers will be as follows 🎙🎶~

The programme

~ With a good number of new additions this year our programme is even more spicy. Have a look 👁📜 ~

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 Zhenya Topov 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 Christian Amín Vàrkonyi Camping Site
17:30 - 19:00 Oriental Beats Liron Meyuhas
18:00 - 19:00 Sunset QiGong Alexandros Elion Camping Site
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner The Tavern
21:30 - 01:00 Concerts Liron Meyuhas Christian Amín Vàrkonyi 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 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 Patrizio Castrovinci 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 Mandakini Archer & Tripp Zhenya Topov 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 are being offered at HONA 2019. All Workshops are Free with a Ticket. Follow the Workshops menu tab to see more ~

Handpan Workshop with Archer & Tripp

In this workshop we will explore the following themes: * HOW TO PLAY TOGETHER * – how to create your ‘own voice’ when playing with others – how to add and create something new rather than matching the same rhythm & chords – listening and exchanging * TOUCH & CONTROL * – explore a full

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

Handpan Discovery for absolute beginners with Zhenya Topov

The Handpan is unique in its ability to combine rhythm, melody and sound (textures, timbres). In this introductory workshop we will go straight into the anatomy of the instrument so as to understand what is possible and how to approach, combine and isolate the various elements of our play. Duration: 2 hours

The experience of rhythm from ancient Greece until today

Dimensions, vibration, expression. To be present in the ancient spirit. An initiative journey into ancient Greek rhythm patterns and their contemporary forms. Facilitators Monika & Angelos Duration  ~2h

Oriental beats: A percussion Workshop by Liron Meyuhas

 Workshop’s Goals:   Introducing the participants with multiple cultures’ music via its’ traditional percussion instruments.   The workshop’s core would be oriental music originating in west Africa & Middle east.  Workshop’s Methods:   Traditional Jewish & African songs will be learned in through the aspects of lyrics, melody and rhythm,.  Workshop Equipment Requirements:   Each participant brings his own

Music of the Sun Pantam Workshop

At this workshop we want to focus on music as an expression of the soul. The main intention is to find a balance between a technical approach involving skills and the mystical side of sound healing frequencies and your own individual expression on the instrument. To me the Pantam is not only an instrument to

Singing Circle With Marlia

• Prior registration for this workshop is compulsory. • The workshop group will perform one song with Marlia live during her performance. • You will need to attend all 4 sessions during HONA. In this 4-part workshop, the Voice is used as a psychotherapeutic tool to release blockages, to obtain ways of reducing hyperactivity of

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

Macrame Workshop with Chief of Nothing

Facilitator ~ Chief of Nothing In this workshop you are going to be introduced to the handcraft of macrame by creating your own crystal macrame necklace. Going though different easy knotting techniques, you are going to be guided step by step, and make your own necklace. Crystals and cords will be provided, yet you can

Tickets

~ All possible price programmes to book with us this May ~

HONA Economy (Camping)

170

4-Day Camping Accommodation

Music Performances

Breakfast and Dinner

Access to Workshops

Transportation to and from the venue

HONA Full Pass (Shared Bedtent)

195

4-Day Shared Bedtent Accommodation

Music Performances

Breakfast and Dinner

Access to Workshops

Transportation to and from the venue

HONA (Single Day) Festival Pass

50

Music Performances

Access to Workshops

HONA Full Pass (Shared Room)

240

4-Day Shared Room Accommodation

Music Performances

Breakfast and Dinner

Access to Workshops

Transportation to and from the venue

HONA Full Pass (Single room)

300

Only 6 available!

Music Performances

4-Day Single Room Accommodation

Breakfast and Dinner

Access to Workshops

Transportation to and from the venue

Sponsors

~ Our lovely sponsors. We are so grateful to all of you 🙏 ~