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A century of Romanian song celebrated

In celebration of the centenary of Romanian song, singer Maria Raducanu will be joined by Sorin Terinte to present three concerts next week in Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca.

The talented duo will present ritual songs, doinas, dirges, hora and folk-dance songs that will be intertwined with contemporary rhythms and sonorities. Peasant melodies will meet with fiddler’s music, Byzantine musical aromas and romantic melodies. The musical trip through time will then take us through the music of the 70s and 80s.

Raducanu, a well-known name on the Romanian and international jazz scene, considers herself to be a simple singer or a mourner of the Byzantine rite. Throughout her career she has manged to establish connections between archetypal tunes and jazz and the ultimate expression of the freedom in the art of sounds.

She has released her own albums while also appearing as a guest on a number of albums with established musicians. She has collaborated with the majority of jazz musicians from Romania and with personalities from the jazz scene from abroad. Her constant appearance in concerts and festivals in Romania and around the world make her a world music singer who we are privileged to hear.

Terinte, a remarkable accompanist and accomplished virtuoso, says that he “wishes to share, through music, all that cannot possibly be expressed by words.”

His fascination with jazz started during his studies. He made his concert debut at a jazz festival in 1999 and ever since then he has been sharing his love for the genre with audiences in Romania and abroad.

100 Years of Romanian Song Lore
Live performance by singer Maria Raducanu and pianist Sorin Terinte. May 21. Kastelliotissa Hall, Nicosia. 8pm. Free. Tel: 22-809818
May 22.
Bishopic Hall, 6 Enoseos Street, Limassol. 8pm. Free. Tel: 25-884300
May 24.
Skala Theatre, Larnaca. 8pm. Free. Tel: 24-652800

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