Cyprus Mail

Traditional music in the hands of the young

The Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival continues with a performance dedicated to traditional songs from all over Greece, Cyprus, Asia Minor and Istanbul with a performance by the band Santouto on Wednesday.

Together, Veronica Aloneftou on the santoor, Chralambos Panteli on the lute and Constantina Xenofonots on vocals and the percussions, will present their own orchestrations. These pieces aim to bring us closer to music traditions and teach upcoming generations about where their music came from.

The three young, professional musicians who make up Santouto, have performed live at various cafes, cultural centres and festivals.

Each band member has studied their craft – Aloneftou at the National University of Athens, and Panteli and Xenofonots at the Athens Conservatory – and now they are here to show what they have to offer to the world of music.

Live traditional song performance a part of the eleventh Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival 2016. July 13. Heroes Square, Limassol. 8.30pm. Free. Tel: 77-777745

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