Tsifteteli in Cm, performed by Valkania in December 2014 at Luna Lounge, London.
Tsifteteli in Cm is an original instrumental, with the main theme performed on a Greek bouzouki.
It's represents a fusion of Arabic, Greek and Funk music.
Viktor Mastoridis - bouzouki
Nikolay Baldaranov - guitar
Andy Dewar - percussion
Emmanuel Man - bass
Riverman by Nick Drake is one of the rare British pop/rock songs that are in uneven rhythm, 5/8.
However, with Valkania we wanted to take it even further, so we extended the song to 11/8!
With Andy Dewar percussion, Nikolay Baldaranov guitar, Emmanuel Man bass and Viktor Mastoridis vocals and guitar.
After many years of preparations, an innovative project for music education in primary schools is seeing the light of day. it's name is: Let's Musicise.
A song for children It's Christmas Time has been released, with free main and backing tracks, lyrics, chords and lead sheet (notation) available.
Dear music lovers,
The 'autumn 2014' music season starts along with the school season, so here are some updates.
Emmanuel Mann joins Valkania as a bass-player, replacing Nikolay Angarev. Nikolay has been playing with us since 2012 and he has contributed enormously to the high quality of music that the band has produced, especially during the recording of the album Roots - one of the three best World Music albums, according to Indie Acoustic.
We are playing Earl Haig Hall, 4 September 2014, where the atmosphere is just great. The usual style, with some new songs added.
Valkania is performing two sets of Balkan Rhythm'n'Blues @ Luna Lounge, Leytonstone, Sat 13 Sep, 8pm.
More info here: valkania.com/gig/valkania-luna-lounge-13-sep14
...It was a great party, all my huge family and three brothers with their families were there, my mother, my dear friends, over 20 people in total. It was wonderful, magical and exciting....
My friend Thierry Deneux just released a new song.
So good - full of French and Mediterranean nostalgia, gentleness, culture, passion and emotion. And a ring of truthfulness, which is probably Thierry's best quality, besides his voice.