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Bonnendis album launch with guests

Thanasis Gavos   Wednesday, 17 April 2019; 8:00-11:00pm
Balabam, Bonnendis

Bonnendis is a London-based quartet featuring the raw sounds of the Greek islands with the iconic tsambouna (bagpipes), lyra and laouto. Bonnendis – the mist hovering over the mountain villages on the island of Karpathos – navigates from island to island, performing traditional melodies as you would hear them back home: genuine, powerful and uplifting.

Thodoris Ziarkas (Valia Calda, London Improviser’s Orchestra) brings wild dance and rhythm with his karpathian lyra and bell-fitted bow; Nikos Ziarkas (Balothizer, Valia Calda) entrances us with his virtuoso laouto playing; Cassandre Balosso-Bardin (Världens Band, Amaraterra) flies with the overarching sounds of the recorder and the earthy melodies of the bagpipes; and singer Pavlos Mavromatakis (The Turbans, Balothizer) moves us mysteriously with his deep vocals and the beat of the davoul.

The quartet is launching their debut album on 17 April at Balabam with special guests including the wonderful Dunja Botic.

Entrance: £6
Doors: 7pm
Music: 8:30pm

Balabam,
58-60 High Road,
Tottenham,
London N15 6JU

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