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 04/56
Loustri Radio Show @ Acik Radyo Season 56, No 04 Today, Sunday, November the 6th, 2022 the THIRD radio show of the music ensemble LOUSTRI (of the 56th...
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Loustri radio Show @ Acik Radyo no 03/56
Loustri Radio Show @ Acik Radyo Season 56, No 03 Today, Sunday, November the 6th, 2022 the THIRD radio show of the music ensemble LOUSTRI (of the 56th...
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ACIK RADYO - Bienalle Istanbul 13 nov 22
Loustri Music Ensemble celebrating the 28th “birthday” of Acik Radyo during the Istanbul Bienalle.  Loustri live Radyo Show Acik Radyo 28 Years...
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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…