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WHY SUPPORT VALKANIA CREATE A PROMO VIDEO?
"Because of our cultural legacy."
Take for example our song FROZEN SOULS (Души Смрзнати, http://tinyurl.com/frouls).
Its base is Tsamiko, a mesmerising 3/2 rhythm used in Albania, Macedonia and Greece.
The chord-progression is made of blues and rock ballad elements.
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.
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
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.
The Baglamas instrumental Mrs Mastoridis has been updated with a new player. This is the introduction of the Bandcamp player on this website, which is a switch over from Soundcloud. Bandcamp have developed a really nice audio web-player and enhanced the sharing options.