Valia Calda is a project founded in London by brothers Thodoris & Nikos Ziarkas. A project that fulfils their shared passion for composing and performing music that is inspired by the Greek Folk tradition, whilst drawing influences from a vast variety of styles.
Their involvement with the Greek traditional music from an early age, followed by their interest in contemporary music has created the urge to combine into their music Mediterranean sounds, Jazz harmonies, complex Balkan rhythms and free improvisation.
The diversity of rhythmic language, improvisations, and sounds that is brought into compositions, alongside with experimental arrangements of Greek folk tunes merges the group’s material. Each member embraces the material with a unique approach and creativity exploring new sonic possibilities and always expanding the group’s musical boundaries.
Valia Calda was recently invited to appear on the BBC Proms Plus Late series in September 2014, an event that was berecorded and broadcasted by Radio 3. The band’s debut EP was released in November 2014 as an independent production followed by a tour in Greece and multiple appearances in London.
Tickets: £12 (Concessions tickets available for sale at the door with ID)
Food and drink will be available for sale on the evening. Delicious food prepared by Emanuel Peruvian Catering.
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St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace,
London EC2N 4AG