Haydamaky (Ukrainian: Гайдамаки) is a Ukrainian folk rock band formed in 1991. The music of Haydamaky is inspired by various ethnic music from around the world, especially from various regions of Ukraine, such as Polesia, Bukovina, and Transcarpathia. Other influences include the Romanian folklore, punk music sound of Shane McGowan and by the reggae ofContinue Reading

Villagers of Ioannina City

Villagers of Ioannina City (VIC or V.I.C.) is a folk rock band from Ioannina, Greece, formed in 2007. They play post, stoner and psychedelic rock with a dose of greek folk music from the region Epirus. The regional musical tradition is characterized by polyphony, specific rhythms, tunes and the use of clarinet. The band fusesContinue Reading

Giorgis Manolakis

Giorgos Manolakis was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1982. He started practicing the laouto at the age of 8 under the guidance of his father, Kostas Manolakis, who was one of the foremost laouto players of his generation. Six years later he started practicing the bouzouki with many great masters of the instrument. Today GiorgosContinue Reading

Couleur Locale

“Couleur Locale” is Giorgis Manolaki΄s first attempt as a band leader of a typical modern western music trio (lute as the solo voice, accompanied by double bass and drums). In this work, Manolakis stretches the instruments traditional limits by creating unexpected musical compositions, often with the help of amplifiers and pedals. The mixture of westContinue Reading


Ihr Name stammt vom arabischen Wort „Hain“, einer Bezeichnung für flüchtige Rebellen, die Schutz in den Bergen suchen.  Von Kreta nach Kleinasien, von dort in den Orient und wieder zurück auf den Balkan: so stellen sich die Hainides ihre musikalische Reise vor. Ihre reichlich orchestrierte Musik begleitet explosive Klangfarben, Leidenschaft und Eifer. Im von ihrenContinue Reading