Monsieur Doumani was formed in 2011 in Nicosia by Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Angelos Ionas (guitar) and Demetris Yiasemides (wind instruments). They focus on enriching traditional Cypriot songs with new arrangements, melodies, rhythms and sounds as well as composing their own songs in the Cypriot dialect inspired by contemporary Cypriot society.
In 2013 they released their first full length album, Grippy Grappa, which gained them a nomination for Best Newcomer in the Songlines Music Awards 2014. The album, which is mainly comprised of reworkings of traditional Cypriot songs, received rave reviews and reached Number 12 in the World Music Network’s August chart. Their live shows have been well received by a diverse range of audiences and their music has been played on radio stations around the word.
‘Cypriot folk roots updated, rearranged and delivered in style’fRoots
‘Entertaining, confident and inventive’The Guardian
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