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Michalis Kouloumis Trio - Harmandali

Live recording from Jamboree, London 30.09.2015

''Harmandali" is among the most popular zeybek dances of Cappadocia, Turkey.

It can be found in Smyrna, Asia Minor and Aegean sea islands as well.

A special technique is applied on violin, ''Diplochordo'' (greek "διπλόχορδο", turkish ''çiftetelli'')
Makam: Hicaz

Violin taksim: Michalis Kouloumis
Cretan lute: Nikos Ziarkas
Double bass: Thodoris Ziarkas
Video: Esteban Lalinde
Recording and mixing: Giorgos Botis

Michalis Kouloumis - Hicazkar violin taksim

recorded in 2015

Michalis Kouloumis performs a ''Hicazkar'' violin taksim (violin improvisation)
It is an introductory improvisation to the song ''Kai yiati den mas to les'' as recorded by the singers

Petros Kouloumis and Chris Anastasiou in 2015 in Cyprus.

Lingua Franca Ensemble - "You can't treat the hormones"

Live recording from St. Ethelburgas Chapel, London (2014)
Composed by Michalis Cholevas.

Tarhu, Ney: Michalis Cholevas 
Violin, Violin improvisation: Michalis Kouloumis  
Oud, Voice: Giannis Koutis 
Percussions: Ruven Ruppik

Video: Tahir Palali

Michalis Kouloumis - "Diplochordo Ciftetelli"

from album "SOIL" (2014)


Diplochordo is an Idiomatic playing, which originates from Asia Minor and allows for the violinist

to play two strings simultaneously as a double string (turkish term: çifte telli).

Michalis Kouloumis on violin taksim (violin improvisation)

Violin, Arrangement: Michalis Kouloumis
Oud: Alexandros Papadimitrakis
Darbuka, Riq: Ruven Ruppik
Doublebass: Nicolas Tryfonos
Santur: Nikos Baimpas

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