Traditional Music Group of Theofilos Mpagordakis
We welcome the 7th Mediterranean – Radio Festival of Sitia with beloved sounds from our area. Theofilos Mpagordakis on the Lira, Yiannis Kazamias the Lute and Yiannis Likakis on the keyboards set off from the Crossroad of the Mediterranean, Sitia, on a journey around Crete.
Multi-award winning group, Monsieur Doumani was formed in 2011 in Nicosia, Cyprus, by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Demetris Yiasemides (trombone, flute) and Angelos Ionas (guitar).
Coming from different musical backgrounds, but influenced by the Cypriot tradition at various levels, Monsieur Doumani compose Cypriot songs that draw inspiration from contemporary Cypriot society as well as from the shaky conditions of our era.
The musical programme titled Orient Express promises to lure us into imaginarily following the route of the legendary Orient Express through Istanbul, Vienna, Budapest and Paris.
Our driver will be the virtuoso soloist Violinist Kyriakos Gkouventas together with the group of the Violinists of the “Shelter of the World”, who will guide us through a musical trek affected by the music and the songs of this famous route . His co-travellers will be the renowned soloist Dimos Vougioukas, Yiannis Tsertos on the Piano, Evi Mazi on the accordion and vocals and Vaggelis Voteas will be on the Violin.
Thrax Punks started playing music from 2008 when George Stavridis and Vaitsis Charakopidis met each other after they played in gigs, such as weddings, traditional festivals and customs, many music festivals, even in protests on the road. Living in the era of actually “no genre” and influenced by many styles of music with the Greek underground punk scene to be the key to their relationship back then, they continued to adopt several elements on their music.
In 2015 they met Panos Gkinis, during a jamming concert, where he joined the band. After they played together in many gigs around Greece, they decided to record their first live demo album called ΠΑΝΚΟΠΑΝΗΓΥΡΟΨΥΧΕΔΕΛΕΙΑ (punk mixed with fete Thracian party music and psychedelic music).