Contemporary Greek Folkmusic

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Iliodromio was founded in Thessaloniki in 2012. It is the fruit of the creative work of composer and lute player Ilias Sarigiannidis as part of the MET Poetry Lab of the Department of Music Science and Art at the University of Macedonia. Following several changes in the line-up, the band now has a solid core of eight musicians and a sound engineer.

Iliodromio construct their very own musical space by creating new compositions, lyrics and poetry, always subtly drawing on the tapestry of traditions in Greek folk music and the entire Mediterranean region. The often seemingly archaic and multi-facetted compositions of Ilias Sarigiannidis possess an extraordinary visionary power and magic that make their way straight into the heart of every listener.

In 2013 the band brought out their first EP. In 2016 their first self-produced album entitled Poetics was released.



Stella Kampouridou – kaval
Anastasia Chatziapostolidou – vocals
Foibos Apostolidis – percussion
Danis Koumartzis – double bass
Alexandros Koustas – vocals
Giannis Poulios – violin
Ilias Sarigiannidis – lute / compositions
Stefanos Sekeroglou – violin / viola
sound engineer: Aris Alvanos


 ''This is the place where the heart of the universe and where our heart sing along.
We sing to get closer to people and decrease the distance that separates us from Truth, our Self and the World.''

''Every age demands our modernisation, but our concern is the dedication to the timelessness that the self-consciousness of Music exudes. The collective creative act is the basis, the cornerstone and the philosophical attitude towards the individualism and inner loneliness of today.''









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