Colorful Songs

Through dialogue between different artistic manifestations (poetry, music and painting), cultures and styles, schools around Europe will meet with art in a free way, without limits or boundaries, using it as a vehicle to help children understand the world we live in and contribute to the development of basic skills. The richer sensory development, ...

Greek Art

1. Greek partner will coordinate this activity about Byzantine Art.

http://www.diakonima.gr/

We are sining a Greek lullaby, by Mikis Theodoricus, to match this piece of Byzantine Art by Nikos Griniezakis. Hopefully we´ll have videos of children from different countries singing in Greek!
We start by listening to the music with no images nor information at all, children discuss and choose a colour, according to what they feel while listening to the song, and keep this result by now.
Then we´ll learn a little bit every day with the help of a video and Latin characters version and English translation by Greek partner.

"Κοιμήσου αγγελούδι μου, παιδί μου νάνι νάνι
Να μεγαλώσεις γρήγορα, σαν τ’ αψηλό πλατάνι
Να γίνεις άντρας στο κορμί και στο μυαλό
Και να `σαι πάντα μεσ’ το δρόμο τον καλό

Κοιμήσου αγγελούδι μου γλυκά με το τραγούδι μου

Κοιμήσου περιστέρι μου να γίνεις σαν ατσάλι
Να γίνει κι η καρδούλα σου σαν του Χριστού μεγάλη
Για να μην πεις μεσ’ τη ζωή σου δεν μπορώ
κι αν πρέπει ακόμα να σηκώσεις και σταυρό

Κοιμήσου αγγελούδι μου γλυκά με το τραγούδι μου."

 

2. Make 1 Christmas card to be sent to each partner school, to be posted by latest 20th November.

On-line gallery for Byzantine and Christmas Art: 

Author: Cecilia Cantizano
Last editor: ΔΕΣΠΟΙΝΑ ΤΣΙΦΕΤΑΚΗ