10th February, 2018

8 AM Onwards

Amber at Amet Haveli, Ambrai Ghat

Entry by Invitation only

Petrakis Lopez Chemirani Trio (France, Spain and Greece)

TITLE/GENRE: Musics from Crete, Medieval Europe, Turkey and Iran

This small ensemble composed of three talented musicians coming from Greece, Spain and Iran, is working since years to build bridges and creations between various musical genres from the Mediterranean area, Turkey and Iran. The trio has recently released it’s first cd called “Mavra froudia” (black eyebrows) in Greece and Spain.

The CD, issued and presented in Greece and Spain, shot straight to the Songlines Magazine “Top of the World” (Top 10), the playlist of the British “Folk Roots” magazine, and No. 5 in the German World Music Charts. The Trio travelled and presented its programme with great success at European festivals (Songlines Encounters Festival, London, Jerusalem Ud Festival, Sommerton Festival, Murcia Tres Culturas Festival, Tinos World Music Festival, etc.).

Efren Lopez (hurdy-gurdy, ud, rubab, kopuz, lauto)

Stelios Petrakis (lyra, lauto, lavta)

Bijan Chemirani (zarb, bendir, daf, udu)