An original protest inside the British Museum for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. Young singer, song writer and composer Hellena staged her protest on Thursday, singing a capella her song “Bring them back, as a piece, back to Greece… back, in their homeland.”
On Thursday afternoon, on the 10th anniversary of the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Hellena entered the famous hall 18 in the British Museum where the stolen Parthenon Marbles are exhibited.
In a corner of the Hall, Hellena sang in the company of a prerecorded piano music.
The melodic protest lasted about an hour, and the Greek singer repeated the song ten times – as many years as the Acropolis Museum operates, – without a microphone or musical instrument, but only with the accompaniment of a recorded piano sounded by the mobile device of the phone, according to the suggestions of the British Museum.
The British Museum had not allowed the use of a music instrument such as a guitar “in order to not disturb visitors who could make complaints,” the 33-year-old singer told Greek news agency amna.
Between the repetitions of her song, she read texts with information about the history of the Parthenon Marbles and how they were removed from their natural place by Lord Elgin.
“It’s a story, a project, and it must be reunified. Would you break the Mona Lisa into two pieces? Then why should you divide the Sculptures?” she said in front of the museums visitors.
Video: from Hellena’s Live Stream directly form the British Museum on Thursday
The singer expressed hope that her song and the video would promote the reunification cause to more people and raise awareness about the issue.
The artist was born and raised in Elassona Olympus, Greece, studied classical piano and singing. vocal. She has been living in London since 2011.
“The Parthenon Marbles. Bring them back” Official video
For the release of the song “The Parthenon Marbles. Bring them back” she had the support of the British and Australian Committees for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles.
Very emotional and tremendous courage to perform in the British Museum. Bravo Helena.