Sunday, January 21, 2018


The Saoulis Ensemble

Yannis, Görkem and some fellow musicians formed in 2012 a music group called
The Saoulis Ensemble, based in Thessaloniki, Greece. They felt the need to start
such a music group in order to express themselves in a less anticipated and
conventional way. The mix of music styles, instruments, and sound colors is inviting
or even challenging the audience to listen to the music they perform and record
within a different context. It is about the music having its roots in places behind two
horizons i.e EAST and WEST.

The colors:
Vocals-male, female (representing the Anatolian tradition, Rebetika, Greek Tradition,
contemporary artistic Greek music, western music)
Kanun, Ud, Bouzouki, Violin, Upright Bass, Guitar, Percussion (Symphonic orchestra
Percussion, Drums, Vibes and more).

Traditional song from the Black sea reagion, Anatolia. Vocals: Görkem Saoulis. Kemence/Pontiaki lyra: Alexis Stefanidis. Produced and arranged by Yannis Saoulis ©2017 EasternGate