Tinos World Music Festival

Tinos World Music Festival

Tinos World Music Festival

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Gatsi, Niarchos, Pitsanis

Avgerini Gatsi, Yiannis Niarchos & Akis Pitsanis

Avgerini Gatsi (song, accordion), Yiannis Niarchos (song, guitar, oud) and Akis Pitsanis (song, violin, guitar), three musicians who (despite their different backgrounds) loyally serve the music of Smyrna, are paying tribute to the urban songs created by composers of Constantinople, Smyrna and Athens and consequently determined modern Greek folk and pop songs. In this festival, they are performing “manes” and “amanes’ songs, improvising on tunes from Smyrna and “makam” scales and experimenting with parallel sonorities and harmonies formed by the simultaneous movement of two or three voices. A beautiful singing trip based on the sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean.