Music and rhythms from a time long forgotten…

Having done extensive research in both Greece and its neighbouring countries, Dimosthenis Manasis, Angelo Tzovaras, and George Kapsalis, along with other fellow musicians, have mastered the styles and techniques which characterise their rare and usually unseen collection of traditional Greek folk instruments.

Their research includes travelling to remote and isolated villages and taking lessons from some of Greece’s most influential folk instrumentalists, as well as local musicians.

…it is due to this reason, that the essence of their music captivates the soul, and takes their audience on a journey back to villages and times long forgotten…

Their repertoire consists of music from Pontos, Thrace, Macedonia, Epirus, Central Greece, Thessaly, Peloponnese, Crete, the Islands and Asia Minor, with a certain passion for recreating “village atmosphere” traditional folk music.

Dimosthenis, Angelo and George began their musical careers by playing at family functions and gatherings, and progressed to playing at weddings, festivals, corporate events, and more recently in conjunction with some of Australia’s leading folk musicians.

Their passion and perseverance has encouraged many other young and aspiring musicians to collaborate with them, and their band now consists of musicians from within the MANASIS school, as well as other contracted musicians for special events.

Since the formal establishment of their Event Management and Coordination service: dm- Events by MANASIS, the crew has become one of Australia’s most sought-after instrumental and cultural entertainment providers!

The rare and prized collection of over 200 instruments, include the clarinet, bouzouki, zourna, flogera, violin, lyra, daouli/tapan (big drum), toumbeleki/darbuka, defi, as well as the famous Macedonian and Thracian “goat-head” bagpipe, the “Gaida”.

Currently, they are in the process of producing their second official album, consisting of music from around Greece, and is set for release later in the year.

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