Antenor Bogea, Ministro Conceleiro of the Brazilian Embassy in Greece


A Rhapsody for Naxos by Antenor Bogea



Interviewed by Zacharias Georgoussis


"INNAXOS"is an intense and colorful work of the Ministro Conceleiro of the Brazilian Embassy in Greece, Antenor Bogea, that celebrates diversity in manshades and tints, with an original variety of styles and instruments ranging from the piano to the Greek lira, from the violin to the exotic Brazilian cuica and matraca. The presentation of his new CD will take place on April 17th in Naxos. Guets stars, Nena Venetsanou and Afendoula Razeli.


What is the content of your new CD "Innaxos"?
The cd includes a total of 17 songs recorded in Brazil, France, Greece and USA with the participation of 40 musicians and presents a variety of rhythms (ballads, bossa nova sambas, waltzes, and foxtrot). Basically is a "passport" for a journey: into the remote times of Ancient Greece, as we listen to the bells of a flock of sheep at the beginning of a song Innaxos or for a visionary walk to the stars through an experimental music.

Do you consider yourself to be a "bridge" between Greece and Brazil?
Yes, I make an effort to create a better understanding between Brazil and Greece in the cultural area. An effort to bring certain elements of the Brazilian culture to Greece and to present them to the people. As an artist I've had the opportunity of playing and singing with Greek musicians such as Afendoula Razeli. As a diplomat I've had the opportunity of organizing exhibitions and conferences on Brazilian culture.

If you had the opportunity to transform the sentiments you feel when you 're playing your latest CD "Innaxos", into pictures, what would be the content of those icons?
I don't associate directly the music with specific images. However, when I play the music that is dedicated to Naxos, what comes to my mind is the sea, the sun, the people in the harbour and without adoubt the "trademark" of the island, Portara.

What is your next inspiration?
I'm thinking about creating something related to the island of Kos, that I've recently visited. I was impressed when I first saw the temple of Asclipio and the place where Hippocrates operated. I felt strong emotions and suddenly the inspiration came. I'm planning to express my feelings for the beauty of the island by composing and singing a variety of songs about it.


- ARYE MEKEL, Πρέσβυς του Ισραήλ στην Ελλάδα
- ΜΑΚΗΣ ΒΟΡΙΔΗΣ, Υπουργός Υποδομών, Μεταφορών & Δικτύων

- ΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ ΔΙΑΜΑΝΤΙΔΗΣ, Υπουργός Θαλασσίων Υποθέσεων, Νήσων και Αλιείας

- BANTALI ANTAR, President of the Arab-Greek Chamber in Greece
- Μητροπολίτης Αγχιάλου, ΧΑΡΑΛΑΜΠΟΣ

- ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΧΑΝΤΖΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ, Press and Communication Consultant, Cervantes Institute

- ΔΗΜΗΤΡΗΣ ΜΩΡΑΪΤΗΣ, Εκδότης της "YADES Group"
- Dr. MICHAEL LINHART, Ambassador of Austria in Greece
- X. ΠΑΠΑΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΥ, Επίτ. Πρόξενος της Ιταλίας στην Κορινθία και Αργολίδα

- SΑΜΙR AΒΟU GΗΑΖΑLΕΗ, Ambassador of Palestine

- ANTENOR BOGEA, Ministro Conceleiro of the Brazilian Embassy in Greece

- ΜΑΡΙΛΕΝΑ ΚΟΠΠΑ, Ευρωβουλευτής του ΠΑΣΟΚ
- ALI YAHYA, Πρέσβης του Ισραήλ
- DILLIP SINHA Πρέσβης της Ινδίας
- HANA MOTTLOVA Πρέσβης της Τσεχίας
- ΡΟΔΗ ΚΡΑΤΣΑ Ευρωβουλευτής Ν.Δ
- Μητροπολίτης Ζιμπάμπουε ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ