26 Feb Criteria Ent: Direct from GREECE first USA show ever: Imam Baildi at SXSW!
A once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear vintage remixes of Greek music from the 50’s and 60’s at South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival
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Criteria Entertainment. February 21, 2013. (Los Angeles, CA) – In an unprecedented event, SXSW festival attendees will have the unique chance to hear vintage remixes of Greek music from the 1940s, ‘50s and ’60s as the internationally acclaimed young Greek band Imam Baildi brings its music to audiences at the world-renown South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in March, 2013 for the first time ever.
Imam Baildi will bring its rare rhythms to SXSW for a first performance in the USA at the Festival on March, 2013.
Taking its name from a very popular and flavor-packed Southeast Mediterranean dish consisting of aubergine stuffed with onion, garlic, and tomatoes simmered in olive oil, Imam Baildi brings a similarly exquisite blend of rhythms, as brothers Lysandros and Orestis Falireas and their eight-piece band combine Bouzouki, electro swing, Greek roots, hip hop and mambo, coupled up with big band orchestration and Balkan brass, all resulting in perfectly prepared, massive-sounding music and incomparably explosive performances.
Remixing songs by legendary composers and singers from Greece, such as S. Vembo, M. Linda, V. Tsitsanis and M. Hiotis and combining them with new sounds and production and remix techniques to embed them into a contemporary musical context, the band creates a one-of-a-kind, 100% danceable sound that has sold out shows all over the world.
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INSTRUMENTATION (Traveling band subject to changes) Orestis Falireas – Bass, DJ Lysandros Falireas – Drums, Percussion Labis Kountourogiannis – Vocals, Electric Guitar Giannis Diskos – Tenor Sax, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Kaval Periklis Aliopis – Trumpet Alexis Arapatsakos – Vocals, bouzouki Rena Morfi – Main Vocals MC Yinka – MC
DISCOGRAPHY Albums: 2007: Imam Baildi (Kukin Music – Minos Emi Sa – Greece) 2008: Imam Baildi (Kukin Music – Emi Turkey) 2009: Imam Baildi Special Edition (Kukin Music – Minos Emi Sa – Greece) 2009: Imam Baildi International Edition (Kukin Music – Emi) 2010: The Imam Baildi Cookbook, (Kukin Music – Minos Emi Sa – Greece) 2011: The Imam Baildi Cookbook, (Kukin Music – Emi Turkey)
Compilations: 2010: Balkan Grooves – Eastblok Music, Track: Samba Clarina (Dj Panko Remix) 2010: Babylon Bar – Lola’s World, Track: Poso Lypamai 2011: Swing Discoteca – Eastblok Music, Track: Carantino Manouche