The local band Trio Levante are getting ready to present their first album entitled Astika Laika Tragoudia in Nicosia and Ayia Napa tomorrow and Saturday.
The trio, Petros Kouloumis (voice, lute, guitar, piano), Pavlos Michaelides (voice, violin) and Pantelis Ionas (voice, guitar, banjo, oud), will be accompanied on both nights by folk musician and internationally established singer Areti Ketime and virtuoso musician and composer Stefanos Dorbarakis.
Trio Levante came together in November 2014. Since then, the musicians have continued to explore the period of the Smyrna and Rebetiko genre. They come as close as possible to the old sound and way of interpreting these songs with the simplicity of the instruments recorded at that time by their great composers. This technique aims at getting the audience acquainted with the music variety of the genre, the composers and the way the music was performed at the time.
The entrance fee to both events will include a copy of the new album.
Live performance by the trio to launch their album. December 15. Antonakis Music Hall, 17 Vasileiou Vougaroktonou Street, Nicosia. 10pm. €12. Tel: 22-664697
December 16. Ayia Napa Town Hall. 7pm. €12. Tel: 23-816300