Thrace is a region at the Balcans, on the Southeast of Europe, at the North of Aegean sea, splitted between Bulgaria, Greece and the European Turkey. In Trace, the administrative borders blur in a cultural continuum that is evident on the unique features of its music and its dances. From the Greek part of Thrace it comes the…
Rodopi Ensemble is from the Greek part of Thrace. The band has been working for more than 20 years. They play with mastery the traditional styles from their region, like xasapiko, tsifteteli, karsilamas or zeibekiko. The public can not only listen, but also learn the dances at the workshop provided by Alkis, the player of kanun, that is also an experienced teacher of dance.
Their first album for the international market is Thraki – Traditional Dances & Songs from Thrace, released by ARC Music in January 2019. Listen here.
Rodopi Ensemble are:
Kyriakos Petras: violin
Nikos Angousis: clarinet
Alkis Zopoglou: kanun and dance monitor
Yorgos Pagozidis: percussion
Drosos Koutsokostas: lute and voice
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