Banda Iovanica Live@CabaretVoltaire -15/2 to 15/3/2018

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Ημερομηνία: Πέμπτη, 15 Φεβρουάριος 2018 22:00 - 01:00

Τόπος: Cabaret Votaire  |  Πόλη: Athina, Greece

“Banda Iovanica …on the trace of the legendary violinist Yangos Alexiou or Iovanicas”

Banda Iovanica is a musical band that was born in Athens, 2016. It is an attempt to find the invisible musical thread which combines the music of early 20th century minor asia composers, along with the rich musical traditions of Hungary, Romania and Russia. North Eastern Europe comes across with Balkans, Vosporus and multicultural m. Asia coasts and they altogether create a new, explosive mix. The key figure of this musical journey is the legendary violinist Iovanicas or Yangos Alexiou, a face lost in the shadows of history. Places of action of Iovanicas are Lesvos, Smyrna, black sea coasts, Kostantza, Vraila, Bucarest.

Poverty,  War,   Love, Terror,  Journey ... the Music.

Klearchos Korkovelos: cimbalom
Yannis Niarchos: guitar
Glafkos Smarianakis: violin
Loukas Metaxas: contrabass
Haris Tsalpara: accordion

* A few words about Yangos Alexiou or Iovanicas (1850 – 1925)
He is considered as one of the great masters of violin.He was born in 1850 propably in Lesvos or in Romania. He lived in Lesvos, Istanbul, Izmir and was many times touring and playing in Greece. Iovanicas was classical music trained but was also playing traditional music with his violin. In the dawn of the 20th century, the famous “Smirnaiiko Minore” was recorded under his name. It is a legendary song that carved the path of rebetiko music through the years. Iovanicas took part in many recordings of the first decade of the 20th century, in Izmir and Istanbul. He is also mentioned by many Athenian newspaper articles of the 19th century, especially between 1886-1893 as a famous violinist that was performing in popular places, called “kafe aman”. After the m. Asia disaster, he came to Athens and as far as we know, he died in Lesvos in 1925.

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