Monsieur Doumani (CY)
Multi-award winning group Monsieur Doumani, was formed in 2011 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Coming from different musical backgrounds, but influenced by the Cypriot tradition at various levels Monsieur Doumani compose Cypriot songs that draw inspiration from contemporary Cypriot society as well as from the shaky conditions of our era. The original identity of the project was determined by the adaptation of Cypriot traditional pieces, with a special contemporary color in sound and mood, forming a style distinctively their own.
Their live appearances in festivals and venues worldwide (WOMAD, WOMEX, Sziget, Rudolstadt, FMM Sines, Konzerthaus Vienna, Paradiso, etc) have been very well-received by diverse audiences and their music has been presented on radio stations around the globe, such as BBC, NPR, Radio France, Sveriges Radio, PBS FM Melbourne etc.
Monsieur Doumani have been awarded as ‘Best Group’ in Songlines Music Awards 2019 and received the ‘Critics Award’ at the Andrea Parodi World Music Awards 2018. They have been awarded with the ‘German Records Critics’ Award’ (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) as well as have received the second prize at the Eiserner Eversteiner Awards 2019.
Monsieur Doumani have released 3 studio albums which gained them their worldwide recognition.
Their third album ‘Angathin’ has attracted great interest on an international level receiving the prestigious ‘German Records Critics’ Award’ (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) in the category ‘World Music’. It has been voted as ‘Best album of 2018’ in the Transglobal World Music Chart. It has also climbed at the top of the World Music Charts Europe in May 2018, was given the title of ‘Top of the World’ album by British magazine ‘Songlines’ and was one of the Top 20 albums of the year in the 2018 fRoots Critics Poll.