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AFRODYSSEY ORCHESTRA performs the song "TI SE MELEI ESENA" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY ELIAS PAPAHARALAMPOUS

Afrodyssey Orchestra are an instrumental ensemble from Athens, Greece comprising seven established musicians of diverse musical backgrounds. They came together through a series of musical journeys over the years - and officially as Afrodyssey Orchestra since February 2013. The band's influences span Jazz, Funk, Psychedelic, traditional West African dance music and percussion and Greek musical culture. Their style enacts an experimental conversation between these
different musical forms and traditions. Afrodyssey is unique in Europe for their use of Greek and West African musical forms together and their sound - an expression of contemporary Athens. In devising and performing compositions Afrodyssey are inspired by a process that evokes communion between audience and music, transmitting the impulse to move - an intention that reconnects to the origins of Greek traditional music as a process that gave a village social cohesion. In addition to their original compositions, the band performs innovative versions of well-known African and Greek traditional music.

Most band members are multi-instrumentalists and lesser-known instruments played include
the Kamelen Ngoni, a type of African harp, and the Balafon, an ancestor of the Marimba and Vibraphone. Afrodyssey has built a strong following in Greece with a reputation for exceptional musicianship. Their gigs are in demand in Athens, captivating the wider audience and the more discerning music crowd. They have performed all over Greece and earlier this year played a mini tour of Berlin. In May 2014 they recorded their debut album to be launched
later this summer.

Afrodyssey Orchestra are:
Konstantinos Arvanitis -- Guitar, composition, musical arrangement
Leandros Fratnik -- Drums
Vassilios Ikonomidis -- Percussion, Balafon, Tenor saxophone
Vasilis Papastamopoulos -- Bass
Narayan Protin -- Djembe, Percussion, Kamelen Ngoni
Panagiotis Raptis -- Alto saxophone
Thodoris Rellos -- Saxophones

Video & Sound Links:
• In the land of Aou Tila (Live in Athens, 23/11/2013)
• Afrodyssey Orchestra Trailer
• Moroccan Dancer (Live in Berlin, 14/2/2014)
• Won wonono (Cover by Orchestre Polyritmo de Cotonu) - Live @ Faust - Athen

https://www.facebook.com/AfrodysseyOrchestra

CREDITS / SPONSORS
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Video: Michael Demetrius
Sound: Fotis Papatheodorou

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