Grèce / Inde
Xanthoula Dakovanou and ANASSA
The Lady and the Boat
The musical ensemble Anassa was created by the greek singer and composer Xanthoula Dakovanou.
It is investigating the meeting and dialog of the greek traditional music with the classical music of
northern India. Traveling through new compositions in the modes of greek music but also indian
ragas, through improvisations and musical crossroads, Anassa is heading to the deepest destination,
that of the human soul.
The ensemble was born in Paris, modern crossroad of civilizations and artistic creations and it is formed by greek, indian, french and japanese artists. Anassa means ‘breath’ in greek - Asana means the yogic posture.
Both meanings meet, as do both cultures, leading to life and happiness.
Xanthoula Dakovanou : textes et musiques, chant
Ourania Lampropoulou : santour grec
Guillaume Barraud : flute indienne bansuri
Kengo Saito : sitar indien, rubab afghan
Antoine Morineau : percussions