- Wereldmuziek (Brussel)
Monsieur Doumani- Cyprus
Monsieur Doumani specializes in smoking, drinking Grappa and playing music from the island of Cyprus.
Monsieur Doumani have released 3 studio albums which gained them their worldwide
recognition. Their third album 'Angathin' has attracted great interest on an international level receiving the prestigious 'German Records Critics' Award' (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) in the category 'World Music'.
It has been voted as 'Best album of 2018' in the Transglobal World
Music Chart. It has also climbed at the top of the World Music Charts Europe in May 2018, was given the title of 'Top of the World' album by British magazine 'Songlines' and was one of the Top 20 albums of the year in the 2018 fRoots Critics Poll.
In March 2015 Monsieur Doumani released their second full-length album, 'Sikoses', which
gained them a nomination in Songlines Music Awards 2016 in two categories: 'Best Group' and 'Europe'.. Sikoses also reached No.1 in World Music Network's June 2015 chart and No.1 in the November 2015 Transglobal World Music Chart.
In May 2013 Monsieur Doumani released their first full-length album entitled ''Grippy Grappa', which gained them a nomination for 'Best Newcomer' in Songlines Music Awards 2014. The album Grippy Grappa, which is mainly comprised of reworkings of traditional Cypriot pieces, has received excellent reviews from international media.
Art Base, Friday 19/4/19 20h, 12,50E ( reduced 7E for students under 26 and jobseekers),
29 rue des Sables Zandstraat, 1000 Bruxelles. For reservations & more info to www.art-base.be