Info o umelcovi Qaraba Ensemble
Qaraba Ensemble playing songs from Central Asia, Turkey, the Greek underground songs from the years 1880-1940. Jannis Karampatzias was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied graphic design. He started playing traditional Greek instruments such as tzuras, baglamas a three stringed bouzouki, focusing primarily on traditional Mediterranean music. Later he studied traditional Turkish instrument baglama saz virtuoso player with Yurtsevera Barış Bala, and then the Western musical theory with the conductor and professor Giorgos Mpegose. He has performed as a soloist and in various formations throughout Europe. In 2012 founded Qaraba music & Grafix, based in Prague.