مشاهدة جميع الاصدارات : Mavrothis Knotanis

07-08-2008, 00:04
Last July, I was browsing through the world section of CD Baby, and I stumbled upon 2 CDs of authentic greek music. I immediately bought them and I was hoping that they turn out to be properly traditional as it says on the tin.

The 2 CDs highly exceeded my expectations. They were by Mavrothis Kontanis and his group in America. An excellent Greek-American vocalist and Ud player. I knew his very useful website oudcafe a few years ago.

I picked Mavrothis' e-mail from the CD and sent him a congratulation note asking him if we can upload some of the tracks on this forum. It turned out that Mavrothis has already joined our forum and is familiar with what we do!

So may I post a belated welcome to Mavrothis. And invite you all to buy his CDs. A proper classical oriental music CD is always a breath of fresh air in a depressingly commercial CD market. This type of work should always be encouraged.

Mavrothis is accompanied by a bunch of excellent musicians as well.

You may sample some of the tracks on Mavrothis webpage on:


Welcome Mavrothis!

Anton Efendi
08-08-2008, 00:49
I posted a short review of Mavrothis' excellent CDs here:


I'm glad you picked them up, Najib! Did you hear O Sevdalis? Just terrific...

05-09-2008, 20:33
Thank you Anton. I'm sorry I missed your earlier post.