Kalia (SOAS Concert Series) - 02/02/2017 Fri, 2017-05-12 19:43

Contemporary music from Crete

Singer, songwriter and song-collector, Kalia, presents contemporary music of her Cretan homeland. Her quartet comprises of Vassilis Chatzimakris on the Cretan lyra and mandolin, Nikos Ziarkas on Cretan laouto and electric guitar, and Theodoris Ziarkas on double bass. Kalia joins them singing and playing nay flute, thiaboli, mandoura pipes and daoulaki. Fast and furious dances blend with soulful laments in original compositions and innovative arrangements from one of the most dynamic living music traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean today.

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