Grippy Grappa (artist release)
This Cypriot band Monsieur Doumani has been making quite a name for itself both at home and abroad in the last 6 months. They take the sounds of their native Cyprus and put it through a blender - making the music both more accessible to a new audience, while also respecting the roots, keeping them healthy and growing. They blend a serious sense of tradition with a cutting social satire and a playful wit. Antonis Antoniou (tzouras), Angelos Ionas (guitar) and Demetris Yiasemides (wind instruments) are musical bandits steal whatever they can and forge it into something all their own, enveloped in a smoky haze of poetry and sharp musical arrangements. The purchase of this CD is for a donation to support RootsWorld, the magazine and radio show of the world's music.
The band says:
This is a love song about a very beautiful dark girl from Morfou. A married man falls in love with a married woman from Morfou, a small town in Cyprus. A sensitive and risky situation back in the old days in Cyprus, but nowadays as well! The man says that he will get rid of his previous love because he is so excited about the Morfou girl and he expresses his love in a humorous way: he says that he lost his mind as soon as he saw her breasts! Hearing songs about breasts must have been a very shocking experience for the listeners of that time.
Please note!Most CDs have been imported from Europe or Asia. They are not all shrink-wrapped, and I am not going to con you by wrapping them here just to make you think they have been sterilized in America. We guarantee that the CDs and the contents are all brand new and in perfect condition. Whenever I can, I use recycled shipping materials. They may not look as pretty on the outside, but they save money and keep the trash dumps a little bit emptier.