Main Stage, Saturday 2015
Monsieur Doumani are a dynamic trio playing original and traditional Cypriot music with a twist crafting a style distinctively their own. Featuring Antonis Antoniou on tzouras (small bouzouki), Angelos Ionas on guitar and Demetris Yiasemides on winds, they combine impressive musicianship with humour and panache. 2013’s album Grippy Grappa was a favourite gaining them a nomination for ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Songlines Music Awards 2014 and excellent reviews from media such as The Guardian, Les InRocks and fRoots.
Monsieur Doumani’s live appearances in festivals and venues across Europe (WOMAD, Sommarscen Malmo, Telemark Folk Festival, etc) have been very well-received by diverse audiences. Their music has been presented on radio stations around the globe and their second album Sikoses is due to arrive shortly in the spring!