ethnic / folk / jazz / Mediterranean / World
“Argalios” is a highly versatile group who collaborate with various soloists, basing their recitals on improvisation that is inspired by folk music and poetry. Believing in the power of improvisation as an expression of interaction, as an initiator of unity, the members of “Argalios” love creating a variable and flowing situation. Argalios’ sound is as contemporary as it is primordial, as sophisticated as it is folkloric, a soft and malleable sound that travels into the depths of history.
Sokratis Sinopoulos – Yann Keerim Duo
Balkan / Greek / Mediterranean / World
Sokratis and Yann, through their collaboration in recent years, have created a common code of communication, based on their shared aesthetic for the re-approach of Greek musical traditions. Their duet is characterised both by a rare and innovative combination of musical instruments and a creative combination of different musical cultures.
The crossover Trio, feats Theodosii Spassov
Balkan / Mediterranean / World
The award-winning composer, musician and UNESCO’s "Artist for Peace" Theodosii Spassov is considered a living legend of Balkan music. With his creativity, craftsmanship and talent he has managed to establish himself as one of the world's leading soloists and has participated in countless sold out concerts around the world. "The crossover Trio", playing music on stage with "Theodosii Spassov", interact with each other crossing different musical worlds and creating a repertoire of melodies that switch between traditional and modern music, taking the audience on a wonderful musical journey.
Balkan / Greek
Their melodies (chasapiko, tsifteteli, karsilamas,zeibekiko and others) compose a multi-colored mosaic of sounds. The main instruments of the cafes- aman orchestras like the violin, kanun, lute, toubeleki, are the musical instruments of Rodopi Ensemble, which, along with singing, entertain and capture the audience at every occasion.
Piano, Oud, Kanun – The crossover Trio
Balkan / Greek / Mediterranean / World
Yannis (piano), Marina (oud) and Alkis (kanun) form a dynamic trio, through which the three artists manage to commune and exchange their personal experiences and knowledge on music. Their artistic chemistry along with the harmonious sounds of their instruments -piano, oud and kanun- create space for their absolute symbiotic relationship to flourish. They interact with each other crossing different musical worlds and creating a repertoire of melodies that switch between traditional and modern music, taking the audience on a wonderful musical journey.
Ali Doğan Gönültaş
“Anatolia, the mother of tunes. Mesopotamia, the mother of cultures. Ali Doğan Gönültaş, with his delving rhythmic journey, grasp my heart and caresses it with care and knowledge. He awakes the layers of cultural divinity and embraces all its population.” Zekeriya S. Şen. Author, music writer & radio programmer. Radio show Dünyayı Dinliyorum (I listen to the world) at 94.9 Acik Radyo.
Puchero, a flamenco guitarist born in Barcelona has earned the recognition of great international flamenco artists . He has accumulated many merits during his artistic career on international and national tours throughout France, Croatia, Germany, Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, Italy, Switzerland and the African ontinent.
Alkis Zopoglou & Kontrabando
Balkan / Greek / Mediterranean
Kontrabando is a solid music ensemble made up of musicians- partners throughout the years in this beautiful musical journey. In every step they take they exchange both legal and illegal musical loads as indicated by their name as well (Kontra-bando: The procedure of illegal exchange of the cargo and the merchandise of two ships, when they berth next to each other in the middle of the sea…).
Greek / Mediterranean / World
Palestinian, Syrian and Greek, three of the oldest musical cultures, are explored by the virtuoso musicians of Symbiosis Project. Using their musical instruments, oud, kanun and cello, they exchange their personal musical experiences derived from the traditions of their respective countries.
Roots attached to the past and wings to fly towards the future. Entavía is a project born in Salamanca, formed by like-minded musicians. Entavía released their first album, Raíces con Alas (roots with wings), in 2017. And in autumn 2021 they released their second album: Arando Ñieve (plowing snow). They have played massively in Spain and have also performed in Portugal and Greece. Entavía is the same as "still" in the Salamanca variant.