6:00pm – 8:00pm | Show 6:30pm (60-70 mins)
Banda Politika will present traditional folk tunes from the regions of Constantinople, Smyrne, Pontos, Cappadocia, Cyprus and Crete. Crafted through improvisation and folk creativity, this music has been passed on through oral tradition and from the early twentieth century through recordings from generation to generation of musicians. The pieces that you will hear embody the interaction of cultures that occupied a region that is the crossroads between east-west and north-south. The use of traditional string musical instrumentation such as the lyra (kemence), oud, lute, boulgari, as well as the more recent mandolin, guitar and percussive accompaniments sets the scene for an unforgettable musical journey along the coasts of Asia Minor the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean.