A Journey to the music of the Eastern Mediterranean!
The internationally renowned Armenian soloist, composer and singer Haig Yazdjian will visit the island of Chios, as part of the European Soundroutes programme.
Better known for his virtuosity on the oud, Haig Yazdjian, with his own personal sound and expressive immediacy, is considered one of the most important creators of world music in Greece. His compositions stand out for the unique way in which he mixes contemporary sound with disparate elements of the traditional music of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Accompanied by an excellent group of master musicians, he will present, at the Homerion Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Chios, a programme that includes the most famous compositions from his discography, as well as imaginative arrangements of traditional songs from Greece and the Near East.
As it is the case in Haig’s live performances, the improvisation and the creative mood of the musicians set a different tone each time; as a result, each concert is unique with the atmosphere shifting from jazz and fusion to contemporary western music.
George Kontogiannis, lyra
Tasos Poulios, qanun
Thanos Chatzianagnostou, drums
Yiannis Papadopoulos, keys
Haig Yazdjian, oud, song