• Evangelos Iona - guitar, vocal
  • Antonis Antoniou - tzouras, vocals
  • Demetris Yiasemides - winds
Formed in 2011 in Nicosia, Cyprus, the trio consists of Antonis Antoniou on tzouras (a smaller-scale bouzouki), Angelos Ionas on the guitar and Demetris Yiasemides on the wind instruments and percussion. They rearrange folk music from Cyprus as well as Greek Rembetika songs giving them a contemporary and fresh twist. Their mission is the research into the rich Cypriot and Greek music tradition in order to reinvent these tunes and bring them closer to today's aesthetics and realities. Their music is a well-balanced blend of the traditional element with more contemporary styles such as ska, jazz, rock, bossa-nova and their repertoire includes their own compositions as well.
Monsieur Doumani has released their first album entitled 'CyFOLK' in 2012, that has had a great impact in the Cypriot and Greek music scenes and it is gradually becoming a "classic" especially amongst younger people. Their live appearances in festivals and venues in Cyprus have been very well-received by the Cypriot audience, thanks to their freshly-approached style towards the by-now "sacred" traditional music of Cyprus.
Partecipation:
  • 2012 - Invitato
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