A tribute to the composers P. Tountas, D. Semsis and G. Dragatsis
By Trio Levante
8 of June 2015, at 20:30
at ARTos Foundation
ARTos Foundation and "Trio Levante" (Petros Kouloumis, Pavlos Michaelides, Pantelis Ionas) invite you to an exceptional and special Tribute to the Asia Minor Composers Panayiotis Tountas, Demetrios Semsis ('Salonikios') and Giannis Dragatsis ('Ogdontakis'), who laid the foundations for the evolution of urban folk music. The event will take place on Monday, 8 June 2015, at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation, within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival.
Trio Levante Biography
Trio Levante was formed in November 2014 by the musicians Petros Kouloumis (vocals; lute), Pavlos Michaelides (violin; vocals) and Pantelis Ionas (banjo; guitar; oud; vocals). It has been a number of years now that all three musicians are devoted to smyrneiko and Greek pre-war rebetiko, by taking part in various other music bands. Out of love and admiration for the great legacy of the Smyrna school of Rebetiko, Petros, Pavlos and Pantelis aim at a further exploration of this music period; hence they start from the most precise approximation of the old sound and singing performance, as well as the simplicity of musical instruments in the music recorded by the great masters of the period. The aim is for the audience to get in touch with the music variety, the composers and the music performers of the time, via the purity, authenticity and expressive honesty advocated by Trio Levante.
After 3 successful performances dedicated to Panayiotis Tountas, Trio Levante continue with a number of performances with songs written and performed by the composers Dimitris Semsis (Salonikios) and Yannis Dragatsis (Ogdontakis).
Monday, 8 June 2015, at 20:30, at ARTos Foundation.
Within the framework of the 7th X-Dream Festival
Entrance Fee: €10
Tickets Pre-sale/Reservations: 99 327187
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