Intangible cultural heritage of Αmorgos – recording traditions

Intangible cultural heritage of Αmorgos – recording traditions


Municipal Public Benefit Organization Of Amorgos


May 1st 2023 - April 30th 2024 (12 months)

Through interaction and cooperation with local organizations, youth, and women’s groups, under the coordination of the Municipal Public Benefit Organization of Amorgos, the program aims at recording oral testimonies of elderly residents of the island in order to preserve the wealth of history and traditions.

Recording will be realized using modern methods, and will include testimonies of women and men in the villages of Amorgos (Tholaria, Lagadas, Potamos, Ormos Aigialis, Katapola, Vroutsi/Kamari, Arkesini, Kalofana, Kalotaritissa), covering the following topics:

  1. Arts and Practices: Stone-building, basket weaving, dry farming and tobacco cultivation, baked raki (‘psimeni’), traditional beverages.

  2. Music and dance:Traditional festivals, musicians’ style and technique, traditional instruments and their makers

  3. Household and Social Life

Recordings will subsequently be organized and a documentary will be produced.

The program includes the integration of short video projections at the Folklore Museum in Chora of Amorgos as part of educational activities.

Collaborating organizations: “Simonidis” Cultural Association, Athletic- Nautical- Cultural Association of Amorgos, “Ancient Vigla” Cultural and Environmental Association of Tholaria.