from Cyprus, Monsieur Doumani will hold a concert in Belgrade club DIM on the 3rd
of May at 9 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the premises of DIM and Zaokret
(Cetinjska 15) at the price of 300 RSD. If you don’t buy tickets on time, there’s
nothing to worry about, since tickets can be purchased at the door (May 3) at
the price of 500 RSD.
Multi-award winning group Monsieur Doumani, was formed
in 2011 in Nicosia, Cyprus by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Angelos Ionas
(guitar) and Demetris Yiasemides (trombone, flute).
Coming from different musical backgrounds, but
influenced by the Cypriot tradition at various levels, Monsieur Doumani compose
Cypriot songs that draw inspiration from contemporary Cypriot society as well
as from the shaky conditions of our era. The original identity of the project
was determined by the adaptation of Cypriot traditional pieces, with a special
contemporary color in sound and mood, forming a style distinctively their own.
Their live appearances in festivals and venues across
the world (WOMAD, Rudolstadt, Havana World Music Fest, Sur Jahan-India,
Konzerthaus Vienna, Paradiso, Mupa etc) have been very well-received by diverse
audiences and their music has been presented on radio stations around the
globe, such as BBC, NPR, Radio France, Sveriges Radio, PBS FM Melbourne etc.
Monsieur Doumani have released 3 studio albums which gained them their worldwide recognition.
Their third album with the symbolic name ‘Angathin’ (2018) – which translates as ‘thorn’ – addresses more than ever, the political, social and activist concerns and sensitivities of the group members and it is a call for rebellion against corruption, racism and injustice. The album ‘Angathin’ has attracted great interest on an international level receiving the prestigious ‘German Records Critics’ Award’ (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) in the category ‘World Music’. It has been voted as ‘Best Album of 2018’ in the Transglobal World Music Chart and #6 Best of 2018 in the World Music Charts Europe. It was also given the title of ‘Top of the World’ album by British magazine ‘Songlines’ and was one of the Top 20 albums of 2018 according to fRoots magazine.
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Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.