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“...maybe the best performance this festival has ever seen...”

 

Wilfried Schaus-Sahm

(Director of Sommerton Festival, Germany, 30.08.16)

 

WORLD MUSIC - ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

19 Nov 2017 @ Les Halles, Les Rencontres Guitares de Bulle (CH)

Ephemera Album Presentation

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians.

A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

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WORLD MUSIC - ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

11 Nov 2017 @ Splendor Theatre, Amsterdam (NL)

Ephemera Album Presentation

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians.

A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

WORLD MUSIC - ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

EPHEMERA

10 Nov 2017 @ Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne (DE)

Cyprus Moments- Zyprische Momenten 2017

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians.

A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

"Soundscapes of the Eastern Mediterranean Traditions"

13 Oct 2017 @ Shoe Factory, Nicosia (CY)

9th International Pharos  Contemporary Music Festival

On Friday 13 October 2017, the 9th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival will end its journey through the various world music traditions, in an eastern Mediterranean flair with the Lingua Franca Ensemble.

The Ensemble, comprising Michalis Cholevas (Yayli Tanbur, Tarhu, Ney), Giannis Koutis (Oud, Guitar), Michalis Kouloumis (Violin) and percussionist Ruven Ruppik (Riq, Darbuka, Frame Drums, Marimba) – all graduates of the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, circumnavigates on a musical wandering during which the rich eastern Mediterranean traditions and western music elements blend and compose colourful soundscapes. Always abiding by the character of the modal music cultures, Lingua...

EPHEMERA

Showcase

18 Sep 2017 @ Bimhuis, Amsterdam (NL) 

World Blend Café is a network meeting for the world music scene in the Netherlands and is organized about five times a year. To a showcase and dj, you can pitch your own plan or idea, and during the evening there is plenty of opportunity to network during the buffet or at the bar.

The presentation is in the hands of Stan Rijven.

world music - original compositions

EPHEMERA

26 Aug 2017 @ Hani tou Ibrahim, Pafos (CY)

PAFOS 2017 European Capital of Culture

Lingua Franca Ensemble will appear on the Travelling Stage in the summer of 2017 in Pafos. The 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 intensi...

27 Jul 2017 | 30 Jul 2017 | 02 Aug 2017

Pafos District

The Travelling Stage takes this performance to three different venues, in spaces that are linked to each other through their historical, archaeological as well as  aesthetic properties. This programme turns poetry of famous Cypriot folk poets into drama, in which joy, the hardships and the passions of love are celebrated.

Artistic Director: Chryso Charalambous

Orchestration: Michalis Kouloumis.

Performance: Elena Hatziafxenti.

Musicians: Michalis Kouloumis, Thodoris Ziarkas and Yiannis Koutis.

The love songs will travel to Polemi, Kallepeia and Pegeia.

WORLD MUSIC - CIRCUS

EPHEMERA

25 June 2017 @ AMSTERDAM ROOTS FESTIVAL (NL)

Featuring the contemporary circus artists Tarek & Kami Lynne "TK Circus"

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians. A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

EPHEMERA

10 March 2017 @ GRUENER SALON, Berlin (DE)

It’s only how they embellish their music and the tone colours that corresponds perfectly to the band name . The language of commerce and diplomacy in Eastern Mediterranean, a mixture of Portuguese, Arabian , French, Italian, Turkish and Greek accompanies the sentimental musical wandering of the four musicians. A journey during which the rich eastern Mediterreanean traditions and the western elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape. Let us wander along in a musical dialogue and expand our horizons in terms of music and emotions.

EPHEMERA

25 Sep 2016 @ RIETVELT THEATER, Delft (NL)

Lingua Franca circumnavigates on a musical wandering. A journey during which the rich Eastern Mediterranean traditions and Western music elements blend and compose a colourful soundscape using music as their common language. 

In this concert they present their debut album, "EPHEMERA". 

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