Psarogiorgos (Giorgos Xylouris) live in Chania – 5th March

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, Xylouris GiorgisEpimenidou 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

Lydia

I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And six years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.