Event 

Title:
MONSIEUR DOUMANI- CYPRUS
When:
14.04.2016  at  20.00 h
Style:
Cyprus traditional-folk-rebetiko
Price:
12.5€ (reduced 7€ students and jobless)
Reservation:
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MONSIEUR DOUMANI- CYPRUS

Description

Monsieur Doumani, nominated for 'Best Newcomer' in Songlines Music Awards
2014, was formed in 2011 in Nicosia by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Angelos
Ionas (guitar) and Demetris Yiasemides (wind instruments).

They focus on rearranging Cypriot traditional songs adding their own
particular color to the sound and feeling of the songs. They also compose
their own songs in the Cypriot dialect, which are inspired by contemporary
Cypriot society, as for example the recent financial crisis that hit the
island and the corrupted political system.

Even though their musical education was mainly oriented towards Western
musical paths, neither of them has ever ignored the simplicity, the beauty
and the unique melodies of their land’s traditional music. It is this
uniqueness that Monsieur Doumani has focused upon, enriching traditional
songs with new arrangements, melodies, rhythms and sounds and crafting a
style distinctively their own. The traditional element is highlighted
through the diversity of musical styles echoed in the group’s fresh and
daring approach to Cypriot folklore.

In March 2015 Monsieur Doumani released their second full-length album,
‘Sikoses’, which was nominated for the prestigious ’Preis der Deutschen
Schallplattenkritik 2015‘. The album consists mainly of their own
compositions, inspired by tradition, but reflecting on contemporary
Cypriot  society. Sikoses was awarded ‘Top of the World” in Songlines
magazine issue #108 and received outstanding reviews from other media
internationally. Sikoses also reached No.1 in World Music Network's June
2015 chart and No.1 in the November 2015 Transglobal World Music Chart.

www.monsieurdoumani.com

Photo E. Papadopoulou

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