Cyprus Folk Night with Monsieur Doumani at The Quarter
WORLD MUSIC MONTH AT THE QUARTER!
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 worldwide (WOMAD, Rudolstadt, FMM Sines, Konzerthaus Vienna, Paradiso, 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 received the ‘Critics Award’ at the Andrea Parodi World Music Awards 2018 as well as the Awards for ‘Best Arrangement’, ‘Best Cover of a Parodi song’ and the ‘Young Audience Award’.
Monsieur Doumani have released 3 studio albums which gained them their worldwide recognition.
Their third 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. It has also climbed at the top of the World Music Charts Europe in May 2018, was given the title of 'Top of the World' album by British magazine 'Songlines’ and was one of the Top 20 albums of the year in the 2018 fRoots Critics Poll.
In March 2015 Monsieur Doumani released their second full-length album, ‘Sikoses’, which gained them a nomination in Songlines Music Awards 2016 in two categories: ‘Best Group’ and ‘Europe’.. Sikoses also reached No.1 in World Music Network's June 2015 chart and No.1 in the November 2015 Transglobal World Music Chart.
In May 2013 Monsieur Doumani released their first full-length album entitled ’’Grippy Grappa’, which gained them a nomination for 'Best Newcomer' in Songlines Music Awards 2014. The album Grippy Grappa, which is mainly comprised of reworkings of traditional Cypriot pieces, has received excellent reviews from international media
**We are serving specially curated Brandy Sour for the night!
Awards & Highlights
Awarded with the ”German Records Critics’ Award” 2018
Awarded with the ”Critics Award’, at Andrea Parodi Music Awards 2018
as well as awards for ”Best Arrangement”, “Best Cover of a Parodi song and the “Young Audience Award”
Transglobal World Music Chart ‘Best Album of the Year’ 2018 fROOTS Critics Poll: #20 ‘Best Album of the Year’ Nominated in Songlines Music Awards 2016 for 'Best Group’
2018 fROOTS Editor’s choice: ‘Best Independent Albums of the Year’ PopMatters: The Best World Music of 2015’
Nominated in Songlines Music Awards 2014 for 'Best Newcomer’ European Music Export Exchange ‘Hits From Europe 2017’
Mad TV Awards Cyprus: Nominated for ‘Best Cypriot Group 2015’
Ferrara Buskers Festival 2012: Awarded as ‘3rd Favourite Group’
Demetris Yiasemides - Trombone, Flute
Andys Skordis - Guitar, Vocals
Root Route | Monsieur Doumani | TEDxUniversityofNicosia
Specials For The Night
Royal Opera House, Mathew Rd, Opera House, Girgaon, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004, India