Spend an Evening with Skordalia and See What a Taste of “Zesty” Greek Music is All About: April 9th, Saturday (7:00 – 9:30 p.m.)

March 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm Leave a comment

Listen to Skordalia.

Skordalia is a five piece Greek ensemble specializing in the lively and highly danceable traditional music of the Greek Islands and Asia Minor. The band is named after a “zesty” garlic dipping sauce which they feel highly characterizes the true nature of their music. Much of their performance repertoire is Mytilineika, a traditional genre from the island of Mytilene, which has always been highly popular with first generation Greek Americans. It is a blend of the native music of the area and the Smyrneika genre which originates from the once thriving, but now extinct, ancient city of Smyrna  located in Asia Minor. Smyrneika is heavily influenced by a number of cultures including, Greek, Armenian, Jewish, Turkish, and Western, thus indicative of the cosmopolitan nature of the urban population which resided in this city. In addition, Mytilineika  also displays elements of the native music of Constantinople, Aivali, Pergamun, the Thracian Coast and its surrounding islands, as well as other regions of the West. These additional cultural influences came about due to a number of sociological factors, including nomadic life-styles and immigration. Wow! With all of these diverse cultures adding their own special ingredients to the mix, this music should sound pretty interesting indeed! And that’s not all folks … Skordalia will also entertain you with some dimotika, rembetika, and dance music from the Aegean and Greek mainlands.        

The band’s membership includes Dean Lampros, sandouri, Joe Teja, outi and guitar, Mike Davis, hand drums (doumbek, Armenian dhol, tar, bendir, riqq), Ken Hiatt, accordion, and Elizabeth Kereakoglow, violin. If you’re one that likes to actually physically move with the music then Hashish,  Heartache, and Homeland: a Night of Rembetika is the show for you. The atmosphere at the Lilypad is real laid back and informal so you’ll feel right at home doing your own thing, and Skordalia will have you movin’ and groovin’ to the music Greek-style in no time!


Event Details:

When: April 9th, Saturday (7:00 – 9:30 p.m.)

Where: The Lilypad (Inman Square)

Tickets: $10.oo (At the door only)

More Info: skordalia@zestygreekmusic.com

(Area Restaurants)  


Entry filed under: Concerts, European, Greek, Local Artists, Mediterranean. Tags: , , , , , .

Join Ethiopian Superstar Mahmoud Ahmed and Boston’s Own Either/Orchestra for a Superb Evening of Jazz Fusion: March 24th, Thursday @ 7:30 or 10:00 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day @ “Playing for the Planet: World Violins Against Climate Change”: April 22nd, Friday @ 7:00 p.m.

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