Loustri

Music Ensemble

"LOUSTRI" IN GREEK MEANS "SHOESHINE BOYS"

The name is inspired from a music piece which was written by the Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis for the soundtrack of the Elia Kazan's movie "America America". The second reason was that such a name represents simple, hard, honest polishing work. No fancy things here. Just honest music from a colorful and rich (in terms of culture) region. The region around the Aegean Sea and even more, the region around the east Mediterranean sea i.e. Greece (as epicenter), Turkey, Cyprus, Libanon e.o.

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Loustri radio Show @ Acik Radyo no 12/56
Loustri Radio Show @ Acik Radyo Season 56, No 12 Today, Sunday, January the 22nd, 2023 the TWELVTH radio show of the music ensemble LOUSTRI (of the 56th...
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Loustri radio Show @ Acik Radyo no 11/56
Loustri Radio Show @ Acik Radyo Season 56, No 11 Today, Sunday, January the 15th, 2023 the ELEVENTH radio show of the music ensemble LOUSTRI (of the 56th...
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Loustri radio Show @ Acik Radyo no 10/56
Loustri Radio Show @ Acik Radyo Season 56, No 10 Today, Sunday, January the 8th, 2023 the TENTH radio show of the music ensemble LOUSTRI (of the 56th season)...
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our music

Colours

Bouzoukis, Baglama, Guitars, Kanun, Upright Bass, Percussion, Accordion – Bayan, Kemence – Kemane. 5 members are signing (the most of the time),…

Concept

Let the audience fly with the ensemble “LOUSTROI” in different times and spaces around the Aegean sea and beyond.
From Athens’s…

Repertoir

Greek (Rebetiko, Traditional, art music of Theodorakis, Hadjidakis, Xarhakos, Rebetiko and the ensemble’s own music), Turkish…

Loustri Music ensemble

Music which shines after polishing…