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Summer Garden Party at Murray Playground LIC

June 23, 2 pm4 pm.
Free
Murray Playground

Join for a thematic afternoon of performances, followed by a dance lesson and an open dance floor for all to a live Queens band!

Greek circle dance lesson with guest Greek American Folklore Society

Open Dance Floor with Queens band, Sounds of Cyprus!

Sounds of Cyprus is a Cypriot orchestra co-founded by Peter Douskalis and Elena Chris in New York City. The group performs the traditional music of Cyprus in varying orchestrations and styles that both consciously honor the time period of composition and period instruments as well as perform with a modern approach. Peter Douskalis, Project/Music Director, plays the laouto, oud, mandolin, and guitar in the group, switching between the proper instrument as needed for the authentic and modern orchestration of the pieces. Elena Chris, vocalist and Artistic Director, sings the traditional songs in the Cypriot dialect of Greek, as well as in Turkish for songs that contain lyrics in both languages. Other instruments of the group include Alex Tasopoulos, violin/viola, and also vary to contrabass, pithkiavli, ney, and percussion. Sounds of Cyprus is an inclusive collective that promotes diversity and positive cultural exchange, promoting all of the Sounds of Cyprus.

 

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