NEBADRUD (CY)

The band with the enigmatic name “Nebadrud” will appear on the second night of this year’s festival on the main stage. The band consists of by Alkis Agathokleous (ney), Giannis Koutis (oud, voice), Rodos Panayiotou (drums) and Nicolas Tryphonos (doublebass) with special guest from Crete Zacharias Spyridakis (cretan lyra, voice). The result is a fusion of world music soundscapes, which blend together rhythmically, melodically and harmonically. The band’s music ranges from classical Arabic to modern Western. The vocals lead the instruments or are led by them along the roads of tradition, while improvisation occupies a distinct place both in the quartet’s compositions and in pieces by other composers.