Starlight Music Night a great success

A magical musical night for the 2-year anniversary of Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation

On Saturday, 11 June 2016, Starlight Music Night was organised by Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation at Skali Aglantzias, to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of the Foundation and to spread the message of optimism, social contribution and hope.

The packed amphitheatre welcomed beloved Greek folk rock artist Kostis Maraveyas and his band, the energetic Gadjo Dilo band and the talented Brass Ensemble of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, who created a magical and atmospheric night to remember.

Julia Dashina, one of the founders of Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation, blew out two symbolic candles on an impressive cake that arrived on stage. Moved by the moment, she stated:

“My husband and I have been living on the beautiful island of Cyprus for four years now and Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation is now officially two years old. We are enormously happy to celebrate our achievements with all of you today with this memorable evening of music and fundraising. Helping people has helped us become better people and inspires us to continue our work.”

The concert, which was free of entrance, was transmitted live at the cultural centre’s square to give the chance to as many people as possible to watch it. The concert was opened by the outstanding Brass Ensemble of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra followed by Gadjo Dilo, who stirred up the crowd with their swinging gipsy sounds. Finally, Kostis Maraveyas performed old hits and songs from his new album, creating a fun party vibe with his endless energy and amazing communication with the audience.

During the Starlight Music Night event, Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation supported the Miracle Babies association which aims to raise awareness about premature babies and to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Makarios Hospital. Τhe amount of 4077.56 euro was raised through public donations and a silent charity auction of works of art and other valuable items.

The event was held under the auspices of the First Lady, Mrs. Andri Anastasiades, who stated:

“Once again, I express my appreciation towards Andrey and Julia Dashin for the work they do, for their compassion and strong will to help people in need. I am confident they will continue supporting people in the future, asking for nothing in return”.

Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation team is grateful to the volunteers who worked selflessly for the successful organisation of the event as well as to those who have donated items and works of art to the auction: the President of the Republic and the First Lady, musicians Maraveyas Ilegál and Gadjo Dilo, athletes Marcos Baghdatis, Tio Ellinas, Pavlos Kontides, Karolina Pelendritou and Michalis “Iron Mike” Zambidis, and artists Maria Anaxagora, Julia Astreou Christoforou, Christos Christou, Giorgos Constantinou, Andros Efstathiou, Doros Heracleous , Kika Ioannidou, Charis Kafkarides, Koula Kalvari, Demosthenes Kolokasides, Elena Kouma, Constantino Kouyialis, Harris Kyprianou, Victoria Leonidou, Loizos Loizou, Irene Louca, Panayiotis Pasantas, Ioanna Philippou, Elena Tsigaridou and Demetris Vattis.