October 26th 2013, The European Sustainability Academy (ESA) in Drapanos hosted the debut performance in Crete, of famous Brooklyn hip-hop DJ, producer and composer GRAMATIK.
The FIRST..... OFF-GRID..... ECO-MUSIC event in Crete with Solar- Beatz - music power from the sun!
450 people came from across Crete and from Athens for this seminal event.
2 local Greek bands Spiral Maze from Chania and Blue Square supported Gramatik. This event launched the ESA Creative Entrepreneurs project to help aspiring Greek musicians and artists to promote their talent and to set up and run sustainable enterprise.
Powered only by Cretan sunshine, ESA is a beautiful building rooted in the earth amongst ancient rocks and olive trees, surrounded by nature. Its construction is a leading example of sustainability in practice. ESA is an experiential and creative place where people feel enlivened, uplifted and creative. Great living and great learning happen at ESA. A perfect setting for:
Our passion is contributing towards co-created sustainable enterprise for positive impact on communities and the natural environment on a global scale. Leadership and entrepreneur issues of adaptation, resilience, authenticity, sustainable-self, values connected sense-making and the continued emancipation of women (WISE) to take up more leadership roles in the world are at the core of the ESA sustainability experience.
Crete is the sustainable destination of the past and of the future.
Home of the Minoans, one of the earliest civilisations on earth, nestled between Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Crete is rich with mythology, gastronomy, music, art and agriculture. You can have your own authentic experience of a sustainable lifestyle and feel first-hand the strong connection between nature and community.