LINGUA FRANCA ENSEMBLE “EPHEMERA” CD LAUNCH CONCERT
Lingua Franca Ensemble circumnavigates on a musical wandering. A journey during which the rich Eastern Mediterranean traditions and the Western music elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape using music as their common language. The ensemble creates and performs music influenced by the modal music cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond.
Among the highlights of the ensemble’s musical endeavour are the honorary prize Soul of the Devotees for their Excellence in Performance at the 10th Sharq Taronalari International Festival in Uzbekistan (2015) and the selection and participation at the TEDx University of Piraeus, Athens (2016).
Lingua Franca once the language of commerce and diplomacy in the Mediterranean, a blend of Portuguese, Arabic, French, Italian, Turkish, Greek and Spanish cultural elements, inspired the sentimental musical journey of the quartet. With their charismatic playing, their fresh and truthful approach to the Eastern tradition and their open engagement to new music, the quartet has been successful in reaching a wide and varied audience of listeners.
Michalis Cholevas: Tarhu, Ney
Michalis Kouloumis: Violin
Giannis Koutis: Oud, Guitar, Voice
Ruven Ruppik: Percussion
UNRESERVED CABARET SEATING // KOMEDIA STUDIO // AGES 9+ (UNDER 16’S TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)