Giorgos Xylouris performing in Chania with Giannis Papadjanis (percussion, voice) and Yannis Polychronakis (double bass) , two of the most innovative musicians of today’s Crete.
WHEN: 5th March, for beginning please call 6974020550
WHERE: Bras deFrères, Cocktail Bar, Epimenidou 2, Chania
Entrance: 10 €
Tel. Reservations: 6974020550
“As we love our roots and the high quality Cretan music, we present Giorgos Xylouris, or” Psarogiorgos “as they call him in Crete, where he always combines in a perfectly harmonious and elegant manner the strict and simple sound of the Cretan tradition with modern elements.
This rare combination arises from his deeply experienced relationship with Cretan music that began in his childhood in his village Anogia, and a rich experience of collaborations with musicians from other related traditions as well as with top artists of the contemporary music scene.
The programme of the evening comprises traditional pieces, his own compositions and improvisations in order to introduce his listeners to a dimension of Cretan music that is beyond and far from the usual folklore music.”
About Giorgos Xylouris:
Xylouris was born in 1965 into a musical family: his father is Psarantonis (Antonis Xylouris), his uncle the late Nikos Xylouris.
He grew up in the village Anoigia in Crete. Xylouris started playing the Cretan laouto, a relative of the lute, at a very young age. He accompanied his father at village festivities, and participated in recordings. Giorgos lived for eight years in Melbourne where he formed the Xylouris Ensemble in the 90s.
Source: Bras de Frères