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Saturday 26th August 2017
Saturday 26th August 2017
20:30 - 23:30
1 day/night
Ibrahim's Khan - Paphos Pafos
  Pafos Pafos
Nicodemou Milona, Paphos, Cyprus
Lingua Franca Ensemble

Musicians from Cyprus, Greece and Germany form the ensemble Lingua Franca that will appear on the Travelling Stage in the summer of 2017 in Pafos. Members of the ensemble carry with them their geographical and musical experiences on a musical quest, during which the traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean meet and create a visual landscape through music. The fresh sound of the tarhu – a fiddle developed only ten years ago – mixes with the intense and brilliant sound of the violin creating a unique blend. The oud with its emotional and yet dynamic character connects perfectly to the strong character of the percussion instruments lead and supported by amazing vocals. The Lingua Franca Ensemble composes and performs music with respect to the character of local tradition and music. With expressive intensity and joyful drive they lead the audience on an emotional and euphoric journey.

Michalis Cholevas (Greece): tarhu, yayli tambur, ney / Michael Kouloumis (Cyprus): violin / Yannis Koutis (Cyprus): oud, fretless guitar, vocals / Ruven Ruppik (Germany): percussion.

Sponsor: Cytamobile-Vodafone

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