Born in a musical family in the island of Cyprus, the violinist Michalis Kouloumis developed a strong musical conception and sensitivity from his early years. Today he is one of the most important world music violinists (specialised in Greek traditional and Ottoman classical music). 

Michalis Kouloumis is widely appreciated for his improvisational skills in "taksims" and the use of special techniques, such as diplochordo* in his playing. 

He currently lives in London. 

 

*idiomatic playing which originates from Asia Minor, where the strings are tuned in E5 - E4 - D4 - G3 and the E4 string is moved towards E5, so as to be played at the same time - as a double string (turkish term: çiftetelli)  

Upcoming Gigs

Please click on the dates for details.

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21st Feb- Richmix, London

Nessi Gomes Plus Cigdem & Pavlos 

7.30 - 11pm 

@ Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd

London E1 6LA

 

Excited to be part of this concert organised by the Nest Collective. 

 

Together with Pavlos Melas on guitar, vocals and Spiros Bolovinis on bouzouki; I will perform classic Rebetiko/Smyrneiko songs in Greek and Turkish. 

 

On the same night British- Portuguese musician Nessi Gomes will present her debut album Diamonds & Demons. 

 

Tickets

£10 online or £12 on the door.

Click here to buy tickets. 

 

 

 

17th March- 8 pm 

She'koyokh Album Launch

@ Kings Place

90 York Way

London N1 9AG

 

She'koyokh proudly presents their 4th album 

‘First Dance on Second Avenue’ 

 

Musicians hailing from the UK, Serbia, Sweden and Turkey perform virtuosic, toe-tapping klezmer, Gypsy music, soulful songs and the best Balkan dance tunes. Releasing their fourth studio album, First Dance on Second Avenue, they take you on a journey sampling polyphonic singing from Bulgaria, a Serbian song about a pigeon on the raspberries, a steamy quarrel between mother-in-laws in a Turkish sauna, a duet between a father and daughter about who she’s going to marry – in the end she chooses the drunken one! – and a love song for a Gypsy girl with penetrating green eyes.

Expect to go home feeling nourished, elated, and saying ‘Nice one!’.

 

For tickets click here.

 

 

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 

 

 

For all She'koyokh gigs visit here

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