(25.8 welcome date / 31.8 departure date)
Ah and aman. Words that consist the basic interjections of the vocal improvisation of the Rum’s Eastern Mediterranean Music. Amanes or manes. We will dive in to the world of amane, by listening, conversating and trying. Iakovos Moisiadis will accompany playing the lavta.
He was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1990. At the age of five, he started taking piano classes and at the age of ten, violin classes at the Cyprus Olympic Conservatory, as well as classes of Music Theory and Harmony. At the age of eight, he started taking classes of Byzantine Music. He graduated from Music School of Nicosia, the Department of Music Science and Art in University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki, in the major of Byzantine Music, with specialization in “Performance in Chanting Art” and he has a master’s degree in “Chanting Art” from the Department of Music Studies in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
In July 2019 he takes part in “Fengaros Music Village” in Cyprus as an instructor of a workshop about Greek Urban Folk singing. Since 2019, he teaches the course “Folk Song” in the Department of Music Science and Art in University of Macedonia.
During his residency in Thessaloniki and Athens, he takes part in many music ensembles, performing and playing music with influences from the Greek Folk, Traditional and Urban music in the beginnings of 20th century. Since 2013 he has taken part in many theatre productions as a singer.
Since 2014, he participated in various albums, radio and TV shows. Recently he released his first personal album “Proti Volta”, including compositions of seven different composers, while the lyrics are written by Kostas Fasoulas.