The Πangea world music center was founded in just last January. Within a few months, Πangea had made a dynamic entrance into the art world, exceeding its founders’ initial goals and expectations regarding successful event planning and hosting.
More specifically, the Πangea world music center is a hub that drives diversity through combining civilizational and cultural elements as they arise from music, dancing, theater, cinema, painting and every kind of artistic expression regardless of its ethnic origin.
Its mission is to become a center for social interaction and cultural engagement for all of its members and especially the youth, to host artistic events beyond the bounds of isolation and exclusion, and to be accessible and affordable to everyone. In that way, Πangea aspires to be a point of everyday interaction of as many people as possible with music, art, culture and healthy entertainment by featuring and hosting artists from all around the world, thus promoting collaborations between Greek artists and artists of different origin.
Always faithful to his love for music and the Afro-Cuban culture, Stavros Dadoush is a co-founder of the “Πangea World Music Center” whose purpose is to create a center for civilizational and cultural exchange based on the musical fusion of sounds from different parts of the world, and open to the enthusiasts of music and rhythm. Stavros Dadoush is a Batá drums instructor and we’ll have the pleasure of hosting him live on stage at the TEDxAthens 2016: The music of Santeria by the Πangea World Music Center.
The Batá drums are the main ritual instruments of the Cuban religion “Santeria” that originates from the religion of the Yoruba people who live in West Africa, and mainly in Nigeria.
It is a direct call to the Orishas, the Gods of Santeria. The invocation is performed using 3 double-headed Batá drums of different sizes that simulate the hymns to the Orishas. Each Orisha has its own rhythm on the percussion instruments, its own song and its own kind of dance.