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.

Latest News

Loustri radio Show @ Acik Radyo no 24/58
Loustri Radio Show @ Acik Radyo Season 58, No 24 Today, April the 21st, 2024 the TWETYFOURTH radio show of the music ensemble LOUSTRI (of the 58th season)...
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ΟΙ ΛΟΥΣΤΡΟΙ ΣΤΟ ΜΕΤΑΔΕΥΤΕΡΟ 21-04-24
Loustri Radio Show @ ΜΕΤΑΔΕΥΤΕΡΟ 21-04-24, No 11 Όπως κάθε Κυριακή (πια) στις 14:00 ο Γιάννης Σαούλης και η Γκιορκέμ Σαούλη παρουσιάζουν “εν ονόματι”...
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Loustri radio Show @ Acik Radyo no 23/58
Loustri Radio Show @ Acik Radyo Season 58, No 23 Today, April the 14th, 2024 the TWETYTHIRD radio show of the music ensemble LOUSTRI (of the 58th 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…