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Xylouris White

Thu. 15 September - hours 19:00
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Xylouris White

Musical paths sometimes are unpredictable and unexpected bridges between very distant artists can be created. This is the case of this duo named after the musicians.  Georgios Xylouris is a Cretan singer and lute player and, like his father Antonis, takes inspiration from the ancient popular traditions of his island. Jim White is an Australian drummer who has played with rock bands since he was a teenager in Melbourne. He was also a member of Dirty Three.  They first met in Melbourne, became friends, started playing together, and then performed live in New York. Their encounter gave rise to a kind of music that transcends space and time to create an ancestral and modern sound that is original and evocative.